Bosworth, Joseph, philologist, was born in 1789 in Derbyshire. In 1817 appointed vicar of Little Horwood, Bucks, he gave special attention to the study of Anglo-Saxon. After other ecclesiastical appointments he became in 1858 professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, and gave £10,000 to found a chair of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge. His chief works are Anglo-Saxon Grammar, Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language, and Compendious Anglo-Saxon and English Dictionary. He died in 1876.