Gordon, William

Biography: Bishop of Aberdeen. Studied at King's College before going on to Paris, then Angers where he graduated in canon and civil law. Rector of Clatt, chancellor of Moray 1540, Last pre-reformation bishop of Aberdeen 1545, consecrated 1546. Chancellor of King's Coll. 1546-77. Matriculated Louvain 1551. In Paris 1552. At first resisted the reformation of 1560, but did not persevere. Died Old Aberdeen, 1577.



From Provenance Catalogue: The last catholic bishop of Aberdeen was educated at Aberdeen and at Paris. He paid no heed to King's College, though he ratified the capable Galloway's reforms of 1549. Despite the Reformation he was recognised as bishop til his death in 1577. He sat in the Scottish parliament of 1567, but he was not interested in politics and had a very poor reputation as a man and bishop. See Rait, Robert Sangster: The universities of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1895.

Biography Date: fl.1540-1577

Biography References: Prov. Reg. Notes (DNB); CERL; DNB; Fasti 3; Drummond 300; ESL 34;


Book List

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Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
Episcopi aberdonensis Enarrationes vetustissimorum theologorum, in Acta quidem Apostolorum & in omnes D. Pauli ac Catholicas epistolas ab Oecumenio: in Apocalysim vero,... Henten, J. Paris 1545
Gordon, Gulielmi Commentaria Iuculentissima vetusissimorum Graecorum Theologorum in omnes D Pauli epistolas ab Oecumenio exacte & magna cura ad compenidium collecta: interprete... Oecumenius, Bishop of Tricca. Paris 1547
Gordon, Gulielmi Opera diligenter repurgata. Latonus, J. Louvain 1550
Gordon, Guliermi Psalterium paraphrasibus illustratum, seruata vbique ad verbum Hieronymi translatione, Raynerio Snoy ... autore. Magni Athanasii Opusculum in Psalmos. Snoy, R. Lyon 1538
Gordon, William Caroli Stephani, de nutrimentis libri tres. Estienne, C. Paris 1550
Gordon, William Rapsodie historiarum Enneadum. Coccius, M.A. Paris 1509
Gordon, William In hoc volumine contenta, Divi Gregorii primi in beatum Job moralis expositionis libri XXXV; Pastoralis cure liber unus in IIII... Gregory I, Pope. Paris 1523
Gordon, William Supplementum chronicarum. Foresti, Jacobus Philippus. Venice 1492
Gordon, William Antonii Florebelli liber de autoritate ecclesiae. Florebelli, A. Lyon 1546
Gordon, William Opera plane divina Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea Paris 1523
Gordon, William Liber de moribus ad Nicomachum. Aristotle Paris 1488
Gordon, William Antidotum contra diversas omnium fere seculorum haereses. Sichardus, J. Basel 1528
Gordon, Wm. D. Eucherii Iucubrationes aliquot non minus piae quam eruditae. Eucherius, of Lyons. Basel 1531
Gordon, Wm. Ioannis Valverdi de animi et corporis sanitate tuenda libellus. Valverde, J de. Paris 1552
Gordon, Wm. Frederici Nauseae Episcopi Viennensis, invictissimi Caesaris &c. Ferdinanti a sacris studiis & Consiliis, in catholicum Catechismum libri quinque. Nausea, F. Antwerp 1551
Gordon, Wm. Prochiron vulgo nationale divinorum officiorum. Durandus, G. Lyon 1551
Gordon, Wm. Assertionis Lutheranae confutatio iuxta verum ac originalem archetypum, nunc ad unguem diligentissime recognita per Ioannem Roffensem episcopum... Luther, M. Venice 1526
Gordon, Wm. Fl. Vegetii Renati ... de re militari libri quatuor. Sexti Iulii Frontini ... De strategematis libri totidem. Aeliani de instrumendis... Vegetius Renatus, Flavius. Paris 1553
Gordon, Wm. D. Aurelii Augustini omnium operum. (Inscr. on t.5) Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Paris 1531
Gordon, Wm. In canonicas Apsotolorum septem Epistolas collatio. Guilliaud, C. Paris 1550
Gordon, Wm. De historia stirpium commentarij insignes. Fuchs, L. Lyon 1551
Gordon, Wm. Des. Erasmi Rot. operum tertius tomus epistolas complectens universas quotquot ipse autor unquam evulgavit, aut evulgatas voluit, quibus praeter novas... Erasmus, D. Basel 1540
Gordon, Wm. Le premier volume des grans decades de Tytus Livius. Livy. Paris 1530
Gordon, Wm. A relation of a journey begun An: Dom: 1619. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Aegypt,... Sandys, G. London 1615
Gordon, Wm. Luciferi Episcopi Calaritani opuscula. Lucifer, of Caligari. Paris 1568
Gordone, William Adagiorum D. Erasmi Roterodami epitome. Ex novissima Chiliadum recognitione excerpta. Erasmus, D. Lyon 1550