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Dunbar, William

Born: 1460 AD
Died: 1530 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Poets

1460 – William Dunbar was born.

1477 – His name appears in the Register of the Faculty of Arts at the University of St Andrews, among the Determinants or Bachelors of Arts

1479 – The masters of the university.

1491 – He spent a few years in Picardy, and was still abroad when.

1500 – Dunbar had meanwhile returned to Scotland, and had become a priest at court, and a royal pensioner.

1501 – He proceeded with that prelate to England on his more successful mission.


1503 – Wrote poem "The Thrissil and the Rois".


1511 – He accompanied the queen to Aberdeen and commemorated her visit in verse.

1520 – He certainly survived his royal patron. We may not be far out in saying that he died.