One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who studied historical records to establish the dates of past events.‘Jonson was elected chronologer of London in 1628’
annalist, historian, archivist, diarist, recorder, reporterView synonyms
- ‘In 1634, by the king's desire, Jonson's salary as chronologer to the city was again paid.’
- ‘One chronologer, the Huguenot scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger, won renown for his reformation of the traditional approach to chronology.’
- ‘A writer of great versatility, Middleton also wrote many pageants and masques, and was appointed city chronologer in 1620.’
- ‘By dating backward, chronologers could use both computations, showing how they differed.’
- ‘The raw materials that chronologers deployed, moreover, came from an immense variety of sources.’
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