Alexander Macgregor Rose (1846 - 1898)
Alexander Macgregor Rose was born August 17, 1846, in Tomantoul, Banffshire. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1867 and eventually became minister at the Free Church of Evie and Rendall, Orkney. In 1879, he left Scotland for America, where he became a journalist. Although Rose had written poems for some years, he only achieved fame for occasional comic verse written in the last two years of his life and published in Montreal newspapers. "Hoch der Kaiser" (or "Kaiser and co") became so popular in decades before World War I that his very authorship of the poem was forgotten.
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