- John Galt (2 May 1779 - 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and miscellaneous writer. The 1st novelist to deal with issues of the industrial revolution, he has been called the 1st political novelist in the English language. Galt, son of the captain of a West Indiaman, was born...
John Galt ( / ɡɔːlt /; 2 May 1779 – 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Galt has been called the first political novelist in the English language,  due to being the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial Revolution .
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- Writer, colonial businessman
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John Galt, (born May 2, 1779, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scot.—died April 11, 1839, Greenock, Renfrewshire), prolific Scottish novelist admired for his depiction of country life. Galt settled in London in 1804.
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John Galt ( / ɡɔːlt /) is a character in Ayn Rand 's novel Atlas Shrugged (1957). Although he is not identified by name until the last third of the novel, he is the object of its often-repeated question "Who is John Galt?" and of the quest to discover the answer.
Ayrshire-born John Galt was both a prolific writer and a determined businessman. In 1804 he moved to London and following a failed business venture decided to travel to the Mediterranean. Whilst away he struck up a friendship with Lord Byron. On his return he published accounts of his travels, biographies of Cardinal Wolsey and Benjamin West ...
John Galt Born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland May 02, 1779 Died April 11, 1839 Genre Fiction, Biography, Satire Influences Walter Scott, Allan Ramsay, Daniel Defoe, Tobias Smollett, Robert Bur ...more edit data John Galt was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator.
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Jan 22, 2008 · John Galt, novelist, colonial promoter (born 2 May 1779 in Irvine, Scotland; died 11 April 1839 in Greenock, Scotland). Galt was superintendent (1826–29) of the Canada Company , a colonization company created to settle part of Upper Canada ( Ontario ).