Walter Kennedy

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Walter Kennedy
Personal details
Birth1460 (Gregorian)
Died1508 (Gregorian)
Eddication
EddicationGlesga University 1476)
Leids spokenInglis
Thrift
Thriftpoetan screiver
Notable wirkThe Passioun of Crist (en) Owerset
The Flyting of Dumbar and Kennedie (en) Owerset
GenrePoetry

Walter Kennedy (ca. 1455 – 1518?) wis a Scots makar associatit wi the Renaissance coort o James IV. He is aiblins maist weel kent as the defendant agin William Dunbar in The Flyting of Dumbar and Kennedie, but his survivin warks clearly shaw him tae hae been an accomplishit "maister" in mony genres.[1] It is likely that a signeeficant body o poetry bi him haes been lost.

His maist impressive survivin poem is The Passioun of Crist.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Meier, Nicole, ed. The Poems of Walter Kennedy, Scottish Text Society, 2008, p. ix