Allan Ramsay

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Birthday
15, 1686
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 7, 1758 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1686
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 7, 1758 (71)

About

Scottish poet and author known for his pastoral writing and for his editorial revival of Scottish vernacular literature. His works include The Tea-table Miscellany, The Ever Green, and The Gentle Shepherd.

Before Fame

He was born to John and Alice Ramsey in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1701, he became a wig maker's apprentice in Edinburgh.

Trivia

He established the first circulating library in Scotland and also worked as a bookseller.

Family Life

He married Christian Ross in 1712. The couple had six children, one of whom became a portrait painter.

Associated With

Literary contemporary Alexander Pope praised Ramsay's work.