John Galt
(1779-1839)

Died aged c. 60

John Galt (/ɡɔːlt/; 2 May 1779 – 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Because he was the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial Revolution, he has been called the first political novelist in the English language. He was the founder of the city of Guelph in Canada, and father of Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt of Montreal.

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John Galt born here 1779 died at Greenock 1859. R Bryden fecit 1903

167 High St, Ayrshire, KA12 8AF, Irvine, United Kingdom where they was born (1779)