Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, born on August 17, 1840, in Sussex, England, was a poet, political writer, translator, and scholar of the Near East. He is the author of many titles, including Satan Absolved (John Lane the Bodley Head, 1899) and The Poetical Works of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (Macmillan and Co., 1914), as well as the translator, with his wife, Lady Anne Blunt, of The Seven Golden Odes of Pagan Arabia, Also Known as the Moallakat (Self-published, 1903). With his wife, he founded the Crabbet Arabian Stud, to which most Arabian horses alive today trace their bloodline. He died on September 10, 1922.