William Shenstone biography at QuotationFun

A Short Biography of William Shenstone

Author Name:

William Shenstone

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William Shenstone

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William Shenstone


18 Nov 1714


11 Feb 1763

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One of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.                          
In a letter written in 1741 Shenstone became the first person to record the use of "floccinaucinihilipilification". 
In the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary this was recognized as the longest word in the English language.