BOOK IRVINE HOTELS

John Galt
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Irvine, Ayrshire and Arran
Born on 2nd of May 1779
Died on 11th of April 1839

Born 1779. Died 1839 - Novelist and pioneer in Canada.

Travelled for his health (1809-11) where he met Byron. Published an account of his travels Letters from the Levant and a number of novels including The Ayrshire Legatees (1820), The Provost (1822) and The Entail (1823). Went to Canada in 1826 where he founded the town of Guelph and played a role in organising immigration.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Galt?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

4656 views since 12th June 2007

Brit Quote:
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name. - Dylan Thomas
More Quotes

On this day:
Covent Garden Theatre Opens - 1732, William Pitt becomes youngest PM - 1783, Pearl Harbour - 1941
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages