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Margaret Oliphant Oliphant

Born: 1828 AD
Died: 1897 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Authors, Dramatist, Novelists, Writers


1828 - Margaret Oliphant Oliphant, born on the 4th of April in Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian. She was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, daughter of Francis Wilson.

1849 - Published her first novel Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland.

1851 - She published Caleb Field, and in the same year met Major William Blackwood in Edinburgh, and was invited by him to contribute to the famous Blackwood's Magazine.

1852 - In May, he married her cousin, Frank Wilson Oliphant, at Birkenhead, and settled at Harrington Square, in London.

1864 - In January, her only daughter died in Rome, and was buried in her father's grave.

1866 - She settled at Windsor to be near her sons who were being educated at Eton.

1897 - Her health steadily declined, and she died at Wimbledon, London, on the 25th of June.



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