Sir Walter Scott entry: Overview screen.
15 August 1771
Walter Scott, the future poet and novelist, was born in Edinburgh
24 February 1802-November 1803
Walter Scott edited and published Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
, a collection of historical, traditional and romantic ballads, with imitations.
7 July 1814
Walter Scott caused a sensation with Waverley
, his first novel, a historical work published anonymously with a dedication to the sentimental novelist Henry Mackenzie
In the year that he died, Sir Walter Scott, pseudonymously (as 'Jedediah Cleishbotham'), published "Count Robert of Paris" with "Castle Dangerous", in the fourth and last series of Tales of My Landlord
21 September 1832
SWS died at his estate of Abbotsford
, following paralysis and a bout of apoplexy; he was sixty-one.