Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972) was born on January 17, 1883.

Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, was an English-born Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist. He was one of the co-founders in 1928 of the National Party of Scotland along with Hugh MacDiarmid, R. B. Cunninghame Graham and John MacCormick. He was knighted in 1952.

Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972) was born on January 17, 1883.

January 17, 1883

Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972) was born on January 17, 1883.

Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, was an English-born Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist. He was one of the co-founders in 1928 of the National Party of Scotland along with Hugh MacDiarmid, R. B. Cunninghame Graham and John MacCormick. He was knighted in 1952.