Scott, Sir. Walter b. August 15, 1771 d. September 21, 1832 Author. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. His novels were published under the name of "The Author of Waverley" or anonymous.