Duncan Ban Macintyre

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Birthday
20, 1724
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
May 14, 1812 (88)
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Birthday
20, 1724
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
May 14, 1812 (88)

About

Scottish Gaelic poet known for his poem "Moladh Beinn Dobhrain," an ode to a Scottish mountain peak called Beinn Dorain. He is considered one of the great Scottish nature poets.

Before Fame

He worked as a constable, soldier, and forester before becoming known for his poetry.

Trivia

He lost his sword during the Battle of Falkirk; later, he composed a humorous poem recalling this event.

Family Life

His hometown had no school; consequently, he was illiterate for his entire life. He composed his poems in his head and dictated them to scribes.

Associated With

He and Robert Burns were both eighteenth-century Scottish poets.

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