James Thomson

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Birthday
11, 1700
Birthplace
Scotland
DEATH DATE
Aug 27, 1748 (47)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1700
Birthplace
Scotland
DEATH DATE
Aug 27, 1748 (47)

About

Scottish poet, dramatist, and lyricist known for his poetry collection The Seasons and for the text of the song "Rule, Brittania! His last work, The Castle of Indolence, was published just before his early death.

Before Fame

He studied at the College of Edinburgh, where he became a member of The Grotesque Club.

Trivia

He wrote a 1729 play entitled The Tragedy of Sophonisba.

Family Life

He was one of nine children born to Beatrix Trotter and Presbyterian minister Thomas Thomson.

Associated With

He wrote a poem in honor of Sir Isaac Newton on the occasion of Newton's 1727 death.