James MacPherson

James MacPherson bio

Birth Name: James MacPherson

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: October 27, 1736

Date Of Death: February 17, 1796

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Scottish

James MacPherson was born on the 27th of October, 1736. He was famous for being a Poet. An eighteenth-century Scottish author and poet, he is known mostly for the scandal of authenticity surrounding his “translation” of Ossian’s poetry. He also authored a historical work with the lengthy title of: “Original Papers, containing the Secret History of Great Britain from the Restoration to the Accession of the House of Hanover.”

James MacPherson was born in Scotland. He studied at both King’s College, Aberdeen and Marischal College and wrote poetry during his years as a student. A collection of his poems, The Highlander, was published in 1758. He was appointed secretary to the Governor of colonial Florida in 1764 and later became a member of the British Parliament.

James MacPherson was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James MacPherson was born in 1730s.

James MacPherson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James MacPherson was born in the Year of the Dragon.

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REAL NAME: James MacPherson
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: James MacPherson was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: James MacPherson was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: James MacPherson had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

James MacPherson’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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