Robert Lynd, Essayist and Critic, Is Born in Belfast

  • April 20, 1879

Robert Wilson Lynd (20 April 1879 – 6 October 1949) was an Irish writer, editor of poetry, urbane literary essayist, socialist and Irish nationalist.

Lynd was born at 3 Brookhill Avenue in Cliftonville, Belfast to Robert John Lynd, a Presbyterian minister, and Sarah Rentoul Lynd, the second of seven children. Lynd’s paternal great-grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Ireland.