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Drummond, William, of Hawthornden

Record IDcnp00871603
Biographical Data1585 - 1649
Place of BirthHawthornden Castle
Place of DeathHawthornden Castle
Last Edit2019-09-25

General Note

Poet and pamphleteer. Born at Hawthornden Castle, 1585. Educated at the high school of Edinburgh then Univ. Of Edinburgh, M.A. 1605. Went to Paris 1606. Studied law in Bourges 1607. Returned to Scotland Nov 1608, nearly dying when his ship collided with another. Took with him 399 volumes, the basis of his private library. Became laird of Hawthornden Aug 1610, abandoned law and returned to the estate. Published poems 1616. Became known as a poet in London c.1617. Ill with pleurisy 1620. Made burgess of Haddington 1622. Published Flowres of Sion 1623. Burgess of Edinburgh 1626, of Linlithgow 1633. Died at Hawthornden 1649. History of Scotland published posthumously by his son.
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Further Biographical Data1585-1649
ActivityPersonen zu Literaturgeschichte (Schriftsteller) (12.2p) (sswd)
Lyriker (gnd)
of Hawthorndon
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)

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Place of BirthHawthornden Castle
Place of DeathHawthornden Castle


HeadingDrummond, William, of Hawthornden
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Drummond of Hawthornden, William
used in: Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Drummond, William
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Drummond, William, of Hawthornden
used in: British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Variant NameDrummond, William
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Drummond of Hawthornden, William
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Found inLOC. — DNB. — LCNA(AACR2). — GK55. — DNB. — NUC. — M
Imprint SourcesDrummond, William: An essay on a punic inscription found in the Island of Malta. - 1810
Drummond, William: Flowres of Sidon. - 1630
Drummond, William: Forth feasting. - 1617
Drummond, William: Forth feasting. - 1969
Drummond, William: Origines, or remarks on the origin of several empires, states and citi*. - 1824 - 1829
Drummond, William: Poems. - 1616
Drummond, William: Poems. - 1656
Drummond, William: Poems. - 1969
Drummond, William: Teares on the death of Moeliades. - 1614
Drummond, William: The poetical works. - 1793


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