Sir David Gilmour, 4th Baronet

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The Hon. Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet FRSL (born 14 November 1952) is a British author.


Sir David Robert Gilmour, 4th Baronet, is the eldest son of Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, 3rd Baronet, and Lady Caroline Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott, the youngest daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch. HRH Princess Margaret was his sponsor at his christening.[1] He became the 4th baronet on the death of his father in 2007.

Gilmour was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford.

Gilmour is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and former Research Fellow of St Antony's College Oxford. He is a historian and biographer.

He has also reviewed for publications such as the London Review of Books, the Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, the Independent on Sunday, and the New York Review of Books.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sarah Anne Bradstock, only daughter of Michael Hilary George Bradstock on 27 September 1975. They have four children:

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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-08-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Gilmour, David (1 December 2012). "The Last Leopard: A life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa". Eland Publishing. Retrieved 30 January 2019 – via Amazon.
  3. ^ Maxwell, Kenneth (29 December 1985). "Startling Normality". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ David Gilmour (13 November 2012). "The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples". Retrieved 30 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Gilmour
(of Liberton and Craigmillar)