John Young

Biography of John Young

In 1650, the University's first Professor of Divinity, David Dickson, was appointed to the Chair of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. Robert Baillie, who had been appointed a second Professor in 1642, succeeded Dickson to the first Chair in January 1651 and in October 1652 John Young (d 1665) was appointed to succeed Baillie to the second Chair.

Young, who had been a regent at the University since 1645, was unable to take up his professorial duties until January 1653. In May 1665 he was promoted to the Bishopric of Argyle (although he had never been a clergyman) but died a few days later.


John Young

Died May 1665.
University Link: Professor, Regent
Occupation categories: theologians
Record last updated: 23rd Jun 2008

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