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us: Dunbar, William, 1460?-1520?

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1460?
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1520?
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Scotland
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) East Lothian (Scotland)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of St. Andrews
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        (lcsh) Poetry
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          (lcsh) Poets
            (lcsh) Priests
          • Sources

            • found: The poems of William Dunbar, 1834: p. 7-9 (born about the middle of the fifteenth century; the precise date of his birth has not been ascertained but ... not later than the year 1460; it has been inferred ... that the village of Salton, in East Lothian was the place of the poet's birth. Of this, however, there is no evidence, the notion having originated in an error committed by Allan Ramsay ...)
            • found: Oxford DNB, WWW site, 27 Jan., 2014 (Dunbar, William (1460?-1513x30), poet and courtier, is of obscure origins; The birth date of 1460 normally assigned to Dunbar by critics and editors ...; most often associated with the east coast and especially the Lothians; associated with the court of James IV; was a priest by 16 March 1504; the two most popular precise [death] dates offered are 1513 and 1520, the only certainty is that Dunbar died between 1513 and 1530)
            • found: Gaz. for Scotland WWW site, 27 Jan., 2014: people search (William Dunbar, c.1460-c.1520; poet; most likely born in East Lothian and was educated at St. Andrews University (1475-9); entered a Franciscan monastery and preached around England; left the Holy Order and acted as an Ambassador for King James IV; recorded the event of King James' marriage to Margaret Tudor in his poem 'The Thrissil and the Rois'; his poems were included in Chepman and Myllar Prints' (Edinburgh, 1508), the first books printed in Scotland)
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