Alexander Ross

Biography of Alexander Ross

Alexander Ross or Rose was Professor of Divinity at the University from 1682 to 1686.

A graduate of King's College, Aberdeen, Ross was the nephew of a minister (later Archbishop) of Glasgow, Arthur Ross, and attended Divinity lectures at the University there from 1669 to 1670. He was Parson of Perth from 1672 until his appointment to the University Chair.

Little is known about Ross's tenure of the Chair of Divinity. He was nominated Principal of St Mary's College at St Andrews in 1686 and later that year he was made Bishop of Moray. The following year, he became Bishop of Edinburgh but he was deprived of his temporalities after the Revolution of 1689.


Alexander Ross

Born 1645.
Died 20 March 1720.
University Link: Alumnus, Professor
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Record last updated: 23rd Jun 2008

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