Ker, William

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Ker, William Gender: M
Ker, William Paton
born on 30 August 1855 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°19' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 22°28'


Scottish writer and scholar noted for his width of humane sympathies. Most of his works were done on medieval life. Ker was a professor of English literature, history and poetry, holding many important university posts before becoming the professor of poetry at Oxford in 1920. His noted works include "Epic and Romance" 1897 and "The Dark Ages," 1904.

Ker died suddenly from heart failure while hill walking in the Alps at Macugnaga, 17th July 1923.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1897 (Book released)
  • Work : New Job 1920 (Professorship at Oxford)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of literature)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Mountain climber)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Essays, humane sympathies)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet