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John Barbour (c. 1320–1395)

Barbour, John. A Scottish poet; born about 1320; died in Aberdeen, March 13, 1395. He was archdeacon of Aberdeen from 1357. Barbour is one of the most ancient poets of Scotland; and his great epic, ‘The Bruce,’ tells the story of Robert Bruce and the battle of Bannockburn. It was written in 1375 and brought him favor from the King. The ‘Legends of the Saints,’ and a fragment on the Trojan war, which were formerly attributed to him, are not now believed to be his.