Robert Baillie

Biography of Robert Baillie

Robert Baillie
Robert Baillie

Robert Baillie (1602-1662) was a graduate and teacher at the University who became famous as an author and a propagandist for the Covenanters. He was appointed Principal in the year before he died.

Baillie graduated MA from the University in 1620 and taught there as a regent from 1625 until 1631 while studying to be a minister. He became minister of Kilwinning and then served as an army chaplain with a Covenanter regiment during the Bishops' Wars of 1639 and 1640. In 1642 he was appointed joint Professor of Divinity at the University, and retained the Chair although he spent much of the period 1643 to 1646 in London as an observer at the Westminster Assembly.


Robert Baillie
Clergyman and Public Servant

Born 30 April 1602.
Died 1662.
University Link: Graduate, Principal, Professor, Regent
GU Degree: MA, 1620; Arts,
Occupation categories: clergy; public servants
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P1213
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Record last updated: 14th May 2009

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