Biography of 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.