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This is a day set aside to honor all Biographers. A ‘biography’ is a written account of another person’s life. National Biographer Day was designated as May 16th because it was a on this day in 1763 that Samuel Johnson met James Boswell in London, a meeting that resulted in the most celebrated English biography of all time, written 30 years later, The Life of Johnson. Today is a good day to commemorate our favorite Biographers and biographies and to share them with the world.