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.