Dunbar, William
Dunbar, William
Scottish poet, sometimes styled the 'Chaucer of Scotland', born c. 1460

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  • Dunbar, William — (ca. 1460–ca. 1515)    Perhaps the most notable of the Scottish “makars” or poets writing under the influence of CHAUCER, Dunbar was a master of a great variety of poetic forms, themes, and styles, varying his technique from the formal, courtly,… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Dunbar, William — born 1460/65, Scotland died before 1530 Scottish poet. He was attached to the court of James IV. Of the more than 100 poems attributed to him, most are short occasional pieces, ranging from gross satire to hymns of religious exaltation. The… …   Universalium

  • Dunbar, William — (?1465 ?1513)    One of the Scottish Chaucerians, probably a native of East Lothian and thought to be related to the Earls of March. He graduated M.A. from St. Andrews University in 1479 and joined the order of Franciscan friars. On one of his… …   British and Irish poets

  • Dunbar, William — (1460/65, Escocia–antes de 1530). Poeta escocés. Formaba parte de la corte de Jacobo IV. De los más de 100 poemas que se le atribuyen, la mayoría son composiciones breves de ocasión, que van desde la sátira trivial hasta himnos de exaltación… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dunbar, William — (1465? 1530?)    Poet, is believed to have been b. in Lothian, and ed. at St. Andrews, and in his earlier days he was a Franciscan friar. Thereafter he appears to have been employed by James IV. in some Court and political matters. His chief… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Dunbar,William — Dun·bar (dŭn bärʹ), William. 1460? 1520?. Scottish poet known for his allegorical works, such as The Thrissill and the Rois (1503), and an elegy on bygone poets, Lament of the Makaris (c. 1508). * * * …   Universalium

  • DUNBAR, William —    a Scottish poet, entered the Franciscan order and became an itinerant preaching friar, in which capacity he wandered over the length and breadth of the land, enjoying good cheer by the way; was some time in the service of James IV., and wrote… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Dunbar (disambiguation) — Dunbar can refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 Surname 2.1 Earls of Dunbar 2.2 Other 2.3 Fictional characters …   Wikipedia

  • Dunbar — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dunbar puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Lugares 2 Personas 2.1 Jarles de Dunbar 2.2 Otras personas …   Wikipedia Español

  • William P. Dunbar — William Philipps Dunbar (1863 in Minnesota 1922) was an American physician, director of the State Hygienic Institute in Hamburg, who made seminal discoveries about cholera control and allergies, including identifying the allergen in grass pollen… …   Wikipedia

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