1887 - Edwin Muir, born on the 15th of May on a farm in Deerness on the Orkney Islands in the remote northeast of Scotland. He poet, novelist and translator.
1901 - When he was 14, his father lost his farm, and the family moved to Glasgow.
1919 - Married Willa Anderson, and the two moved to London.
1921 - 1923 - He lived in Prague, Dresden, Italy, Salzburg and Vienna.
1935 - He came to St Andrews, where he produced his controversial Scott and Scotland.
1946 - 1949 - He was Director of the British Council in Prague and Rome.
1950 - He saw his appointment as Warden of Newbattle Abbey College (a college for working class men) in Midlothian.
1955 - He was made Norton Professor of English at Harvard University.
1956 - He returned to England.
1959 - He died on the 3rd of January at Swaffam Priory, Cambridge and was buried near Cambridge.
1991 - He published seven volumes of poetry which were collected after his death and published as The Complete Poems of Edwin Muir.
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