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Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish novelist, playwright and poet who established an international career with his novels and narrative poems, including Ivanhoe, The Lady of the Lake, Old Mortality, and Waverly. Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh and educated at the Royal High School of Edinburgh. He studied law and classics, and was known for being an avid collector of local myths and legends. For his notable literary achievements he was offered the title of Poet Laureate in 1813, which he refused. In 1832, Sir Walter Scott died in Scotland after returning home from a grand tour of Europe.

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