Patrick Sharp

Biography of Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp (d 1615) was a regent and Principal of the University from January 1585 until 1613.

Believed to be related to the Sharps of Houston, Archibald Sharp became Master of Glasgow Grammar School in 1574. He was a member of a commission which drew up a new Latin grammar for Scottish schools and in 1582 he became a regent at the University. By 1584 he was described as a minister in Paisley. During his principalship the University recovered the silver mace, which had been removed during the Reformation.

By 1613 Sharp had fallen out of favour with King James and a royal visitation was set up to investigate "enormities" at the University. Sharp, realising that he would soon be deposed, resigned as Principal.


Patrick Sharp

Died May 1615.
University Link: Principal, Regent
Occupation categories: classical scholars; clergy; school teachers
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Record last updated: 21st Apr 2008

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