John Barclay

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Birthday
28, 1582
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 15, 1621 (39)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1582
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Aug 15, 1621 (39)

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French-born Scottish poet and satire writer. He is best remembered for his 1621 allegorical work Argenis.

Before Fame

He studied at the Jesuit College of Pont-a-Mousson, France and wrote his first literary work at age nineteen.

Trivia

In 1606, he published the Latin poetry collection Sylvae.

Family Life

He was born in Lorraine, France to a French mother. His father, William Barclay, was a well-known Scottish lawyer.

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He and Edmund Waller were both United Kingdom poets active during the seventeenth century.

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