Gavin Douglas
#1955 Overall Influence

Gavin Douglas

Scottish Churchman, Scholar, Poet


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Gavin Douglas was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, he is chiefly remembered for his poetry. His main pioneering achievement was the Eneados, a full and faithful vernacular translation of the Aeneid of Virgil into Scots, and the first successful example of its kind in any Anglic language. Other extant poetry of his includes Palice of Honour, and possibly King Hart.

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University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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#7092 World Rank