Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2017.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Sir Walter Scott

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
For the American card sharp, see Walter Scott (1895-1995).
Sir Walter Scott
BornAugust 15, 1771
Midlothian, Great Britain
DiedSeptember 21, 1832 (age 61)
Melrose, Roxburghshire, United Kingdom

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. A series of thirteen letters written by Sir David Brewster in correspondence with Scott throughout 1832, which examined magic created of natural and mechanical occurrences, was published as Letters on Natural Magic in 1835.


Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Scott is said to have given him the stage name, "The Great Wizard of the North", to John Henry Anderson.

Magic related bibliography

  • Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (1830)


Wikipedia-logo.png This page incorporated content from Walter Scott,

a page hosted on Wikipedia. Please consult the history of the original page to see a list of its authors. Therefor, this article is also available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

  • Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, INTRODUCTION (biography), page 9