James Macpherson

1736 - 1796

James Macpherson

James Macpherson (Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain; 27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of epic poems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Macpherson has received more than 185,504 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,918th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, James Macpherson ranks 2,900 out of 14,801Before him are Anne Marie d'Orléans, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Nancy Pelosi, Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Aspar, and Eleanor of Navarre. After him are Emperor Daizong of Tang, Francesco Cossiga, Argishti I of Urartu, Pekah, Gudrun Burwitz, and Dionysius II of Syracuse.

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Among people born in 1736, James Macpherson ranks 7Before him are James Watt, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Rama I, Jean Sylvain Bailly, and Claude Nicolas Ledoux. After him are Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Edward Waring, and Friedrich Kasimir Medikus. Among people deceased in 1796, James Macpherson ranks 3Before him are Catherine the Great and Robert Burns. After him are Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Thomas Reid, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Daniel Titius, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, and Pyotr Rumyantsev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Macpherson ranks 651 out of 5,347Before him are Richard Arkwright (1732), John Henry Newman (1801), William Holman Hunt (1827), John Cale (1942), William Webb Ellis (1806), and Amélie of Orléans (1865). After him are Robert Graves (1895), Jessica Tandy (1909), James Callaghan (1912), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Anthony James Leggett (1938), and Margaret Rutherford (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, James Macpherson ranks 113Before him are Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), Eadred (923), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), William Pitt the Younger (1759), and Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764). After him are James Callaghan (1912), William Penn (1645), John Balliol (1249), Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), Offa of Mercia (800), and Edward Heath (1916).