William Stewart Rose

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William Stewart Rose (1775 - 1843) was a British poet and translator, son of George Rose, who held various Government offices, including that of Treasurer of the Navy. After being educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge,[1] he was appointed Reading Clerk to the House of Lords.

He translated the romance of Amadis de Gaul (1803), Partenopex de Blois (1807), etc., and from 1823-31 was occupied with the principal work of his life, his translations from the Italian, including the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto, in which he was encouraged by Sir Walter Scott, whose friend he was. He also produced a volume of poems, The Crusade of St. Louis (1810).

He was also Member of Parliament (MP) for Christchurch from 1796 to 1800.[2]


  1. ^ "Rose, William Stewart (RS794WS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hans Sloane
George Rose
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
1796 – 1800
With: George Rose
Succeeded by
William Chamberlayne
George Rose