Melvil Dewey was born on December 10, 1851. He was an American librarian and library innovator who is best known for his contributions to library science, including the development of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, which is one of the most widely used library classification systems in the world.
Dewey was born in Adams Center, New York, and he grew up in a small town in the countryside. He was a talented and ambitious young man, and he excelled in his studies, eventually earning a degree in library science from Amherst College. After graduation, he worked as a librarian in a number of different institutions, and he became an influential figure in the field of library science, promoting the use of innovative technologies and techniques to improve library services and increase access to knowledge.
Dewey is considered to be one of the pioneers of modern library science, and his contributions to the field have had a lasting impact on the way that libraries are organized and managed. He died on December 26, 1931, at the age of 80.