Treasure Island

James Macpherson

(27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796 / Ruthven, Kingussie, Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, Scotland)

James Macpherson
Do you like this poet?
21 person liked.
83 person did not like.

James Macpherson (Scottish Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of poems.

Early Life

Macpherson was born at Ruthven in the parish of Kingussie, Badenoch, Inverness-shire. In 1753, he was sent to King's College, Aberdeen, moving two years later to Marischal College (the two institutions later became the University of Aberdeen). He then went to Edinburgh for just over a year, but it is unknown whether he studied at the university. He is said to have written over 4,000 lines of verse while a student; some of this was later published, ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about James Macpherson

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about James Macpherson

Top Poets

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]