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Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet FRSL (lahir 14 November 1952; umur 66 tahun) adalah seorang pengarang asal Inggris. Ia adalah putra sulung dari pasangan Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, 3rd Baronet, dan Lady Caroline Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott, putri bungsu dari Adipati Buccleuch ke-8. Putri Margaret menjadi wali baptisnya.[1] Ia menjadi baronet ke-4 saat ayahnya wafat pada 2007.

Gilmour dididik di Eton dan Balliol College, Oxford.

Gilmour adalahFellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) dan mantan Research Fellow of St Antony's College Oxford. Ia adalah seorang sejarawan dan biografer.

Ia juga mengulas untuk publikasi-publikasi seperti London Review of Books, Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, Times Literary Supplement, Spectator, Independent on Sunday, dan New York Review of Books.[2]

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Ia menikahi Sarah Anne Bradstock, putri tunggal dari Michael Hilary George Bradstock pada 27 September 1975. Mereka memiliki empat anak:

  • Rachel Ann Caroline Gilmour (21 Desember 1977)
  • Alexander Ian Michael Gilmour (19 Februari 1980)
  • Katharine Victoria Mary Gilmour (1984)
  • Laura Elizabeth Rose Gilmour (1985)

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  • Dispossessed. The Ordeal of the Palestinians 1917-1980, (1980)
  • Lebanon: The Fractured Country, (1983)
  • The Transformation of Spain: from Franco to the Constitutional Monarchy,[3] (1985)
  • The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, (1988, new edition by Eland published in 2007)
  • The Hungry Generations, (1991)
  • Cities of Spain, (1992)
  • Curzon (1994) Duff Cooper Prize, shortlisted for Whitbread Prize, Saltire Prize and Marsh Biography Award
  • The French and their Revolution (ed), (1988)
  • Paris & Elsewhere (ed), (1998)
  • The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling (2002) (Elizabeth Longford Historical Biography Prize 2003)
  • The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj (2005)
  • The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, its Regions and their Peoples (2011), excerpt

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  1. ^ http://users.uniserve.com/~canyon/godchildren.htm#Margaret
  2. ^ [1], Amazon.co.uk's About the Author
  3. ^ Startling Normality, (favourable) book review by Kenneth Maxwell, New York Times, 29 December 1985, accessed 29 June 2008

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Gelar kebangsawanan
Didahului oleh:
Ian Gilmour
Baronet
(dari Liberton dan Craigmillar)
2007–sekarang
Petahana