Scott, Walter, Sir
Born: Aug 15, 1771 AD
Died: 1832 AD, at 61 years of age.
1771 - Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 15th.
1786-1792 - Young Walter apprenticed to his father and became a solicitor.
1797 - He married Margaret Charpentier on December 25th, with whom he had five children.
1800 - He was a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
1802 - Walter Scott was fascinated by the culture and traditions of the Scottish Borders, and he published his first literary work, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders.
1805 - His second work which made his name, The Lay of the Last Minstrel was an immensely successful poem.
1806 - Scott launched a publishing business with his friend James Ballantyne. The business proved unsuccessful, and Scott spent the rest of his life paying of the debts incurred by Ballantyne.
1808 - Scott followed this with further romantic poems, such as Marmion and The Lady in the Lake.
1810-1820 - Walter Scott published a succession of hugely popular historical novels, beginning with Waverly, Guy Mannering, and Ivanhoe.
1826 - The author of the famous books was revealed to be Sir Walter Scott.
1832 - Died from a stroke on September 21st in Abbotsford, Roxburgh, Scotland.
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