Born: December 19, 1814, Trochraig, Ayrshire, Scotland (on the River Girvan, apparently now named Trochrague).
Died: December 29, 1868, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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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