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Sir Theodore Martin (1816–1909)

Martin, Theodore, Sir. An English poet, translator, and biographer; born at Edinburgh, 1816; died on Aug. 18, 1909. He became a solicitor in London in 1846; married the actress Helen Faucit in 1851; was elected rector of the University of St. Andrews in 1880. He first became known as an author in London under the pen-name “Bon Gaultier”; and jointly with W. E. Aytoun published the famous ‘Book of Ballads’ about 1858. He made many excellent translations from Horace and Catullus, from Dante, from Goethe, Schiller, and Heine, and from mediæval ballads, epigrams, etc. Upon the completion of the ‘Life of the Prince Consort’ (5 vols., 1874–80), he was knighted. He also wrote ‘Life of the Princess Alice’ (1883); and other biographies.