John Barclay


John Barclay was born in Pont-à-Mousson, Grand Est, France on January 28th, 1582 and is the Poet. At the age of 39, John Barclay biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 28, 1582
Place of Birth
Pont-à-Mousson, Grand Est, France
Death Date
Aug 15, 1621 (age 39)
Zodiac Sign
Literary Critic, Poet, Writer
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John Barclay Life

John Barclay (28 January 1582 – 15 August 1621) was a Scottish writer, satirist, and neo-Latin poet.


He was born in Pont-à-Mousson, France, where his Scottish-born father, William Barclay, retained the Chair of Civil Law. His mother was a Frenchwoman. He began his studies at the Jesuit College in Pont-a-Mousson. He wrote a reflection on the Thebaid of Statius while there at the age of nineteen.

The Jesuits tried to persuade him to join their order, but his father refused to accept his permission and took him to England in 1603. Barclay had persistently demonstrated his Scottish identity in his French environs, and he'd probably see in James VI and I's accession a chance that he would not let slip. In early 1604, John Barclay delivered James with "Kalendae Januariae," and afterward dedicated the first part of his Euphormionis Satyricon (Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon) against the Jesuits. He returned to France by 1605, when a second edition of the book appeared in Paris, after some time in Angers. Louise Debonaire, a Frenchwoman, was the husband of a French woman. Barclay and his wife returned to London in 1606, and a collection of Latin poems was published there. In 1607, the second portion of the Satyricon appeared in Paris. He went to Rome in 1616 and died there until his death on August 15, 1621, aged 39. Since his children were born in England, his departure from England may have been prompted by the fear that his children would be brought up as Protestants. This was intolerable to the Catholic Barclay. In addition, he may have been looking for a more generous patron than the somewhat parsimonious King James. In fact, Barclay received a pension from the Pope worth 150 pounds. He wrote his most popular book, Argenis, in Rome, and, according to his contemporaries, he indulged in gardening. He was a member of many learned and literary societies in Rome, including the Accademia dei Lincei. He died in 1652 after his wife outlived him. One son became the bishop of Toul, France, and lived until 1673.


Steve Borthwick seeks clarity but instead there's confusion, writes CHRIS FOY: It's anyone's guess what England's plan will be for his 20th match in charge against hot favourites Ireland, March 3, 2024
CHRIS FOY: England seems to have crossed the road as they brace for a showdown with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. They have reached a difficult junction, in fact, all the lights are off, and they don't have a map. When Steve Borthwick took over the national team in December 2022, the buzz word was 'clarity,' and that was achieved with a narrow game-plan at the new World Cup.

South Africa 18-3 Scotland: Springboks' World Cup defence gets off to a winning start after Jesse Kriel controversially avoids red card, September 10, 2023
ROB ROBERTSON IN MARSEILLE: South Africa's victory over Scotland was shrouded in mystery after Jesse Kriel was lucky not to be red carded after just 57 seconds. Referee Angus Gardner and his staff were unable to attend the incident, which occurred when he made contact with Jack Dempsey's head. Former Scotland captain John Barclay said at halftime on ITV that he deserved to be shown a red card. It seemed to be on a par with the challenge that England's Tom Curry faced early on in his match against Argentina that resulted in his ordering, but the South African got away with it on this occasion. Being a man down early in the game could have been a game changer for Scotland as the Scotland mounted a vain attempt against a South African who didn't appear to be world beaters. The Springboks went down just six points to three before leading their game in the second forty minutes.

After England's Tom Curry was dismissed for a similar challenge, Jesse Kriel should have been sentenced off for his head-on-head contact with Jack Dempsey in Scotland's match against South Africa, September 10, 2023
In Scotland's match against South Africa, John Barclay has argued that Jesse Kriel should have been suspended for his head-on-head contact with Jack Dempsey. This comes after England's Tom Curry was sent off for a similar challenge, with the flanker expected to find out the length of his suspension on Tuesday.