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MacCodrum, Iain [John] (1693?–1779), Scottish Gaelic poet

Derick S. Thomson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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MacCodrum, Iain [John] (1693?–1779), Scottish Gaelic poet, was born at Aird an Runnair in North Uist, the son of Farquhar MacCodrum (d. c.1740), a crofter. MacCodrum lived in various locations in North Uist throughout his life. Apart from a youthful satirical piece, there are no dated poems ascribed to him until the late 1740s. Two of his poems appeared, without acknowledgement, in ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (British and Irish)

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