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Sir Walter Scott
(1771 - 1832)

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1771 Born 15 August in Edinburgh
1773 Stricken by polio, his right leg is rendered permanently lame
1779 Attends Edinburgh High School
1783 Attends Edinburgh University
1786 Apprenticed to his father
1792 Called to the bar
1797 Marries Charlotte Carpenter on 24 December
1799 Appointed sheriff deputy of the county of Selkirk
1803 Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border published
1805 The Lay of the Last Minstrel published
1806 Appointed clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh
1806 Starts a printing and publishing business with his friend James Ballantyne
1808 Marmion published
1810 The Lady in the Lake published
1813 Rokeby published
1814 Waverly published
1815 Guy Mannering published
1815 The Lord of the Isles published
1816 Tales of my Landlord published
1817 Rob Roy published
1818 The Heart of Midlothian published
1819 The Bride of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, and A Legend of Montrose published
1820 Scott is created a baronet.
1821 Kenilworth published
1822 The Fortunes of Nigel and Halidon Hill published
1823 Macduff's Cross, Peveril of the Peak and Quentin Durward published
1823 Founds, with Lord Henry Thomas Cockburn, the Edinburgh Academy
1825 The Talisman published
1826 Woodstock published
1826 Ballantyne's business fails, Scott goes bankrupt - vows to pay off all debts (the royalties from his works do eventually pay them off)
1826 Lady Scott dies
1826 Travels to France for background material for Life of Napoleon
1827 The Surgeon's Daughter and Life of Napoleon published published
1828 Anne of Geierstein published
1830 The Doom of Devorgoil, a Melodrama and Auchindrane published
1830 Scott has a stroke, retires from the court
1831 Sails to Italy
1832 Dies 21 September
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