1814–1868

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 19, 1814, Troch­raig, Ayr­shire, Scot­land (on the Ri­ver Gir­van, ap­par­ent­ly now named Troch­rague).

Died: De­cem­ber 29, 1868, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Biography

Campbell at­tend­ed the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh while quite young, and lat­er the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow.

He prac­ticed law in Sher­ring­ton, Wilt­shire, though he de­vot­ed much of his time to the class­ics. In 1848, he be­gan trans­lat­ing La­tin hymns for re­lax­a­tion.

In 1852, Camp­bell left the Epis­co­pal Church of Scot­land and be­came a Ro­man Ca­tho­lic.

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