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  1. Bowdler, Thomas Bowdlernoun

    English editor who in 1818 published an expurgated edition of the works of Shakespeare (1754-1825)

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  1. Thomas Bowdler

    Thomas Bowdler, LRCP, FRS (; 11 July 1754 – 24 February 1825) was an English physician known for publishing The Family Shakespeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's plays edited by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler. They sought a version they saw as more appropriate than the original for 19th-century women and children. Bowdler also published works reflecting an interested knowledge of continental Europe. His last work was an expurgation of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published posthumously in 1826 under the supervision of his nephew and biographer, Thomas Bowdler the Younger. The term bowdlerise or bowdlerize links the name with expurgation or omission of elements deemed unsuited to children, in literature and films and on television.

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  1. thomas bowdler

    Thomas Bowdler was an English physician and philanthropist, best known for publishing an expurgated version of William Shakespeare's work that he considered more appropriate for women and children, called "The Family Shakespeare". Bowdler's name is associated with the practice of removing potentially offensive content from books, giving rise to the term "bowdlerize". He was born in 1754 and died in 1825.

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  1. Thomas Bowdler

    Thomas Bowdler was an English physician and philanthropist, best known for publishing The Family Shakspeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's work, edited by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler, intended to be more appropriate for 19th century women and children than the original. Although early editions of the work were published with the spelling "Shakspeare", after Bowdler's death, later editions adopted the spelling "Shakespeare", reflecting changes in the standard spelling of Shakespeare's name. The verb bowdlerise has associated his name with the censorship not only of literature but also of motion pictures and television programmes. After several other publications, some reflecting his interest in and knowledge of continental Europe, Bowdler's last work was an expurgated version of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published posthumously in 1826 under the supervision of his nephew and biographer, Thomas Bowdler the Younger.

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    The numerical value of thomas bowdler in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of thomas bowdler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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