Bellenden, John

(1533-?1587)
   Bellenden (several different spellings) was a Scottish writer and poet, educated at St. Andrews University, who took his medical degree at the Sorbonne, Paris. His 1536 translation from Latin into the Scottish vernacular of Hector Boece's The History and Chronicle of Scotland had a profound influence on Scottish national feeling. Among other stories, it relates Macbeth's meeting with the witches. Bellenden also translated the first five books of Livy's Roman History. His opposition to the Reformation put him out of favor with King James V (1512-1542) and he went into exile. He wrote poems to preface his translations, and one other, "A Starscape," is set among the various stars in the night sky.
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  • Bellenden, John — ▪ Scottish writer Bellenden also spelled  Ballenden,  Ballentyne,  Ballantyne , or  Bannatyne  flourished 1533–87       Scottish writer whose translation of Hector Boece s Scotorum historiae had a profound influence on Scottish national feeling.… …   Universalium

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  • John Bellenden-Ker — Gawler (* 1764 in Ramridge, Andover; † Juni 1842 ebenda), ursprünglich (vor 1804) auch John Gawler, später auch John Ker Bellenden oder John Bellenden Ker, war ein britischer Botaniker. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Ker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • John Gawler — John Bellenden Ker Gawler (* 1764 in Ramridge, Andover; † Juni 1842 ebenda), ursprünglich (vor 1804) auch John Gawler, später auch John Ker Bellenden oder John Bellenden Ker, war ein britischer Botaniker. Sein offizielles botanisches… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Bellenden —     John Bellenden     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► John Bellenden     (Ballenden, or Ballantyne)     A Scotch poet, b. at Haddington or Berwick in the latter part of the fifteenth century; d. at Rome, c. 1587. He was a Catholic and at an early age… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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