Gavin Douglas (around 1474-September 1522), Provost of the Collegiate Church of St. Giles

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Father:1Archibald Douglas 'Bell the Cat' (around 1449-1513), 5. Earl of Angus
Mother:2Elizabeth Boyd (-before 1498)
Spouses and relationship events
Children with :
Margaret Douglas (-)3
Occupation:4parson of East Linton
Occupation:5rector of Prestonkirk
Occupation:6Bishop of Dunkeld
Occupation:7from 1501Provost of the Collegiate Church of St. GilesEdinburgh [city/town], Edinburghshire (Midlothian) [county], Scotland [country], United Kingdom [country]
Born:8around 1474
Died:9September 1522London [county], England [country], United Kingdom [country]
He died of the plague.
Personal Info
In 1515 the Queen of Scots tried to obtain for him the Archbishopric of St. Andrews, but without success. Later he received the Bishopric of Dunkeld. He took some part in politics, but he is best known by his poetical works, especially his translation of the 'Aeneid' of Virgil.10


1 ´╗┐Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, The Scots Peerage Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume I: (: David Douglas, 1904), Angus, p. 178-86, Archibald Douglas.
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