Gordon, Francis

Biography: Third son of John, 3rd Laird of Braco. Appointed agent in Poland, serving under the ambassador, Sir Thomas Roe. Letter of appt dated 21 Sept 1625: but did not take up his duties until the retirement of his uncle. Concerned in the various trade disputes 1626, involved in Polish politics in an attempt to obtain peace between Poland and Sweden 1631. Took part in negotiations of Ladislas VII, King of Poland, for the hand of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia (sister of Charles I). Negotiations failed, Sir Francis lost his post, went bankrupt 1636: nevertheless still employed by special command of King Charles I. Failed again over another royal marriage affair - Frederick William of Prussia and his cousin Princess Louise. Power of Roman Catholic Church was proving too strong for Gordon. Had failed in two marriage negotiations, Baltic trading affairs proving increasingly difficult and chancellor of Poland caused him, as a protestant, to be "cast in a suit for 9000 Tholers." Gordon demanded recall 1642. Returned home and died Aberdeen 1643/44. Gave, "at his return to Scotland for the help of the library of the College, after 30 years peregrination, 42 fair volumes, most part physicall [medical], anno 1643".

Biography Date: d.1643/44

Biography References: Prov. Reg. Notes (Bulloch, J.M. MSS Gordoniana. Box 36; Gordon, Edward of Cairnfiel, MSS. Book of the Gordons Section X part 21; Album Amicorum fol. 13); Drummond 300; Wightman xv.


Book List

Items 33 Ordered by Owner, A-Z

Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
Gordon, Francis De proprietatibus rerum. Bartholomaeus,Anglicus,13th cent. Basel 1480?
Gordon, Francis Epidemiorum lib. VI. Hippocrates. Basel 1537
Gordon, Francis Antonii Musae Brasavoli... In octo libros Aphorismum Hippocratis & Galeni, commentaria et annotationes. Hippocrates. Basel 1541
Gordon, Francis Hec sunt opera Arnaldi de Villa Nova nuperrime recognita ac emendata diligentique opere impressa que in hoc volumine continentur. Arnaldus, de Villa Nova. Lyon 1509
Gordon, Francis Promptuarium medicinae, in quo, non solum facultates simplicium, & compositorum medicamentorum declarantue: verum etiam quae quibus morbis medicamenta sint accommodata... Dondis, J de. Venice 1576
Gordon, Francis Ioannis Argenterii de morbis, libri XIIII. Argenterius, J. Florence 1556
Gordon, Francis De febribus Ioannis Arculani in Auic. quarti canonis fen primam expositio. Arculanus, Iohannes Venice 1560
Gordon, Francis Avicennae liber canonis, de medicinis cordialibus, et cantica. Cum castigationibus Andreae Alpagi Bellunensis philosophi ac medici clarissimi, una cum eiusdem... Avicenna Venice 1544
Gordon, Francis De thermis libri septem. Bacci, Andrea, d. 1600 Venice 1588
Gordon, Francis Varia opuscula medica. Erastus, Thomas Frankfurt am Main 1590
Gordon, Francis Medicae artis principes, post Hippocratem et Galenum Estienne, Henri, 1531-1598 Paris 1567
Gordon, Francis Io. Fernelii ... Universa medicina, tribus et viginti libris absoluta Fernel, Jean, 1497-1558 Paris 1567
Gordon, Francis (Collections Greek & Latin 1579) Hippocrates Basel 1579
Gordon, Francis Oribasius de musculorum dissectione ex Galeno, Iunio Paulo Crasso ... interprete. Est autem pars libri XXV [of the 'Collecta medicinalia'] Galen Paris 1548
Gordon, Francis Apologia commentarii olim aediti de parca euacuatione in grauium norborum principiis, a materia nulta, et mala, non furiosa pendentium, facienda... Panizza, Ludovicus Venice 1561
Gordon, Francis De minoratione facienda opusculum Panizza, Ludovicus Venice 1561
Gordon, Francis De cognoscendis et curandis praecipue internis humani corporis morbis libri tres : ex monumentis classicorum medicorum, tum veterum, tum vel... Piso, Nicolaus Frankfurt am Main 1580
Gordon, Francis Geographia Latin 1513 Ptolemy, 2nd cent. Strasbourg 1513
Gordon, Francis Epistolae familiares Pius II,Pope,1405-1464. Nuremberg 1481
Gordon, Franciscus Onomastikon medcinae. Brunfels, O. Strasbourg 1534
Gordon, Franciscus Donati Antonii ab Altomari omnia, quae hucusque in lucem prodierunt, opera. Altomari, ab, D.A. Venice 1574
Gordon, Franciscus Paradoxorum medicinae libri tres: in quibus sane nulta a nemine hactenus prodita, Arabum aetatisque nostrae medicorum errata non tantum indicatur,... Fuchs, L. Basel 1535
Gordon, Franciscus Ioannis Manardi epistolarum medicinalium libri duodeuiginti. Manardo, G. Basel 1535
Gordon, Franciscus Enarrationum medicinalium libri sex. Valleriola, F. 1554
Gordon, Franciscus De morbo Gallico omnia quae extant apud omnes medicos cuiuscunque nationis. Luisini, L. Venice 1566
Gordon, Franciscus Victoris Trincauelli consilia medica, post editionem Venetam & Lugdunensem, accessione CXXVIII consiliorum. Trincavellius, V. Basel 1587
Gordon, Franciscus Medicinae vtriusque syntaxes, ex Graecorum, Latinorum, Arabumque thesauris. Wecker, H.J. Lyon 1583
Gordon, Sir Francis, of Tillielt Averrois Cordubensis Colliget libri VII. Cum quibus ... In quinto libro impressimus translationem trium ... Eiusdem libri capitum Ivii. Iviii.... Averro Venice 1553
Gordon, Sir Francis, of Tillielt Prognostica. Hippocrates. 1551
Gordone, Franciscus Liber theoricae necnon practicae Alsahavarii. Abulcasim Augsburg 1519
Gordone, Franciscus Octavii Horatiani rerum medicarum lib. Quatuor. Horatianus, O. Strasbourg 1532
Gordone, Franciscus Dinus in chirurgia cum tractatu eiusdem de ponderibus & mensuris: necnon de emplastris & unguentis. Avicenna Venice 1543
Gourdoun, Franciscus Pharmacorvm omnivm, qvae in vsv potiss. Svnt, componendorvm ratio opera et stvdio collegii medici Norembergensis. Cordus, V. Nuremberg 1592