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Blacklock, Thomas

Born: 1721 AD
Died: 1791 AD, at 69 years of age.

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.




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