William Stewart Rose (1775-1843)

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, 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.

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