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Blacklock, Thomas

Born: 1721 AD
Died: 1791 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Poets

1721 – Born on the 10th of November in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.


1733 – He began to write poetry at the age of 12.


Appointed Minister of Kirkcudbright, but was objected to by the parishioners on account of his blindness.


1750s – Sponsored by the empiricist philosopher David Hume.


1767 – He was made D.D. from the University of Aberdeen (Marischal College).


1791 – Thomas Blacklock died on 7th of July in Edinburgh.