Andrew Melville

Andrew Melville

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andrew Melville was a Scottish scholar, theologian and religious reformer. His fame encouraged scholars from the European Continent to study at Glasgow and St Andrews. He was born at Baldovy near Montrose, Angus, the youngest son of Richard Melville; his father died at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547, fighting in the van of the Scottish army. Andrew's mother died soon after, and the orphan was cared for by his eldest brother Richard. At an early age Melville began to show a taste for learning, and his brother did everything in his power to give him the best education. He learned the rudiments of Latin at the grammar school of Montrose, after leaving which he learned Greek for two years under Pierre de Marsilliers, a Frenchman whom John Erskine of Dun had persuaded to settle at Montrose; such was Melville's proficiency that on going to the University of St Andrews he astonished the professors by using the Greek text of Aristotle, which no one else there understoodshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136583747
  • 9786136583747