Thomas Campbell

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Birthday
27, 1777
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 15, 1844 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1777
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 15, 1844 (66)

About

Scottish poet who became known for his sentimental verse and patriotic songs. His works include "The Pilgrim of Glencoe," "Ye Mariners of England," and "The Soldier's Dream."

Before Fame

He was one of eleven children born to Alexander and Margaret Campbell.

Trivia

He served for a decade as editor of the New Monthly Magazine.

Family Life

He wed his cousin, Matilda Sinclair, in 1803.

Associated With

Several of his relatives traveled to and lived in Virginia. One of his brothers even married the daughter of American politician and orator Patrick Henry.