Alexander Geddes

Biography of Alexander Geddes

Alexander Geddes was a Cistern monk of Melrose and a licentiate of Theology. Geddes played a key role in the founding of the University of Glasgow, having been a member of the committee that produced the original University constitution.

He received his education in his hometown of Cologne in 1429.In 1451 he became one of the ‘first regents’ alongside Duncan Bunch and William Arthurlie. He was licensed to lecture in the Arts, specifically on Aristotle.


Alexander Geddes
University Link: Lecturer
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: theologians
Record last updated: 6th Oct 2016

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  • Lecturer

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