|Birth Day||October 15, 1686|
|Age||333 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jan 7, 1758 (age 71)|
Scottish poet and author known for his pastoral writing and for his editorial revival of Scottish vernacular literature. His works include The Tea-table Miscellany, The Ever Green, and The Gentle Shepherd.
He was born to John and Alice Ramsey in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1701, he became a wig maker's apprentice in Edinburgh.
He established the first circulating library in Scotland and also worked as a bookseller.
Literary contemporary Alexander Pope praised Ramsay's work.