David Melville

Biography of David Melville

David Melville was Principal of the University from 1514 to 1517.

Born in Fife, Melville was educated at the University of St Andrews and in Paris. He returned to Scotland when the Scottish nominalist school was at the height of its reputation under its leader, John Mair. In October 1513 Melville became a regent at the University and the following year was appointed Principal.

Melville's time at the University was overshadowed by a recurrence of plague in Glasgow. In 1517, he resigned his post and returned to the University of St Andrews as its Principal.


David Melville
University Link: Principal, Regent
Occupation categories: clergy
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Record last updated: 18th Jul 2008

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