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Edward James Stephen Dicey, 1832-1911

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1832
Place of Birth: Claybrook Hall, Leicester
Date of Death: 1911
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Edward Dicey was a barrister, author, and journalist.


Dicey was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge where he read classics and mathematics. He became a barrister in 1875, but also took up journalism, becoming a contributor to the Spectator and Macmillan's Magazine. From 1861 he worked for the Daily Telegraph as a leader writer and special foreign correspondent. In 1870 he was briefly editor of the Daily News until he took up the editorship of the Observer, a position which he held until 1889. Dicey published widely on foreign affairs, notably England and Egypt (1884), Bulgaria, the Peasant State (1895), and The Egypt of the Future (1907). He was created C.B. in 1886. He was one of the original members of the Society of Authors, London, founded in 1893.


Who's Who, 1898, London, 1898; Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford, 2004, online edition (accessed 3 June 2004); Encylopedia Britannica, 1911.