Arbuthnot, Alexander

Biography: Student at St Mary's Coll., St Andrews 1554-5, lic. 1555-6, examiner Fac. Of Arts 1556 & 1558, taught S. Andrews, to France to study civil law at Bourges, returned 1566, to be principal King's Coll. Aberdeen 1569 - 1583, worked with A. Melvill in new reformation of univs. Glasgow & Aberdeen. Brother to the Baron of Arbuthnot, and parson of Arbuthnot and Logy. Buried in the College Church of Aberdeen, 20th Oct 1583.



From Provenance Catalogue: Arbuthnot studied for his M.A. at St Andrews, 1557(?5)-60, and later studied law at Bourges. He returned to Scotland in 1566 and was appointed principal of King's College in 1569. He held several charges and was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1573 and 1577. Well-respected but not a remarkable principal, Arbuthnot was at once poet, mathematician, divine, lawyer and physician, as reflected in the selection of his books now held by Aberdeen University Library. He died in 1583, aged 45 years.

Biography Date: 1538-1583

Biography References: CERL; DNB; Fasti 25; Drummond 295; ESL 72


Book List

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Owner (other form of name) Book Title Author Publication Place Date
Arbuthnot, A G Budaei operum tomus IV: in quo commentarii linguae Graecae habentur. Bude, G. Basel 1557
Arbuthnot, A. Demosthenis & Aeschinis orationes atque epistolae, quae ad nostrum aetatem pervenerunt, omnes. Demosthenes. Basel 1554?
Arbuthnot, A. Quartus sententiarum Johannis Majoris ab eodem recognitus denuoque impressus. Major, J. Paris 1512
Arbuthnot, Alex Nova methodus in praecipuos scripturae diuinae locos. Sarcerius, E. Basel 1555
Arbuthnot, Alex Practica medicinalis Leonelli Fauentini de Victoriis, cum Scholiis Ioannis Kufneri. De aegritudinibus infantium, eodem authore, tractatus. Item, appendix ad eundem... Victoriis, de, Leonellus. Lyon 1562
Arbuthnot, Alex De temporibus et nodis rete purgandi in morbis: tractatus ... Ad Hippocratis, Galeni, Auicennae, & caeterorum medicorum scripta intelligenda necessarius. Socius, N. Lyon 1555
Arbuthnot, Alex Io. Caselii ad Mathiam, generosi dn. Danielis filium, de Schulenburgk. Parainetikos. Caselius, J. Heidelberg 1595
Arbuthnot, Alex Stratagematum satanae libri octo. Aconcio, I. Basel 1565
Arbuthnot, Alexander Biblie Latina (cum post Nicolaus de Lyra et expositionibus Guillelmi Britonis in omnes prologos S Hieronymi...). Nicolaus, of Lyra Venice 1481
Arbuthnot, Alexander Naturalis historia. Pliny, the elder. Paris 1530
Arbuthnot, Alexander Les vies des evesques et papes de Rome, depuis la dispersion des disciples de Jesus Christ, jusques a Pie quatrieme... Bale, John. Lyon 1563
Arbuthnot, Alexander Andreae Alciati Mediolanensis, Iudicarii processus compendium, atque adeo Iuris utriusque praxis, in gratiam studiosorum nunc primum typis excusa. Alciati, A. Lyon 1536
Arbuthnot, Alexander Demosthenous logon gmema proton (-triton). Demosthenes. Basel 1547
Arbuthnot, Alexander De scripturae sanctae authoritate, certitudine, firmitate & absolute perfectione, deque episcoporum institutione & functione, contra superstitionis tyrannidisque Romanae antistites libri... Bullinger, Heinrich. Zurich 1544?
Arbuthnot, Alexander Ioannis Valverdi de animi et corporis sanitate tuenda libellus. Valverde, J. Paris 1552
Arbuthnot, Alexander A geometrical practise named Pantometria containing rules manifolde for mensuration of all lines, superficies and solids. Digges, L. London 1571
Arbuthnot, Alexander Coelium Philosophorum seu de secretis naturae liber. Ulstadt, P. Strasbourg 1528
Arbuthnot, Alexander Johannis Reuchlin de arte cabalistica libri tres, iam denuo adcurate revisi. Reuchlin, J. Haguenau 1530
Arbuthnot, Alexander Le Livre de l'Ecclesiaste, autrement dit Le Prescheur. Cop, M. Geneva? 1557
Arbuthnot, Alexander Actuarius de medicamentorum compositione. Actuarius, J. Paris 1539
Arbuthnot, Alexander Tomus tertius continens Collectanea Venerablis Bede Presbyteri in Epistolas diui Pauli apostoli, ex operibus sanctissimi & doctissimi ecclesiae catholicae episcopi... Bede, the Venerable, Saint. Paris 1522
Arbuthnot, Alexander Postilla, hoc est, enarratio D. Georgii Wicelii theologi absollutiss. triumque linguarum experientiss. super Evangelia et Epistolas de tempore & de... Witzel, G. Cologne 1545
Arbuthnot, Alexander Francisci Vicomercati ... in octo libros Aristotelis de Naturali auscultatione commentarii, et eorundem librorum e Graeco in Latinum per eundem... Aristotle Paris
Arbuthnot, Alexander Francisci Vicomercati ... in octo libros Aristotelis de Naturali auscultatione commentarii, et eorundem librorum e Graeco in Latinum per eundem... Aristotle Paris 1550
Arbuthnot, Alexander Pandectarum sive Partitionum universalium Conradi Gesneri Tigurini, me[...] & philosphiae profess[...] [...]ris, libri xxi Gesner, Conrad Geneva 1548?
Arbuthnot, Alexander Geberi philosophi ac alchimistae maximi de alchimia, libri tres Jabir ibn Hayyan Strasbourg 1529
Arbuthnot, Alexander In universam Aristotelis ... logicam prolegomena : nunc multo, quam ante, limatius conscripta et edita Mathisius, Gerardus. Cologne 1565
Arbuthnot, Alexander Polydori Vergilii de rerum inventoribus libri octo. Vergilius, Polydorus Leiden 1558
Arbuthnot, Alexander Conciliatio scripturae divinae et patrum orthodoxorum Westhemerus, Bartholomaeus Basel 1540?
Arbuthnot, Alexander Basilii Magni Caesariensium in Cappodocia Antistitis sanctissimi opera plane divina, variis & locis sedulo collecta. Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea Paris 1523
Arbuthnot, Alexander Io. Caselii ad Mathiam, generosi dn. Danielis filium, de Schulenburgk. Parainetikos. Caselius, J. Helmstadt 1595
Arbuthnot, Alexander Eusebii Caesarie[n]sis Episcopi Chronico[n]: quod Hieronymus presbyter diuino eius ingenio Latinum facere curauit & usque in Vale[n]te[m] Caesarem Romano adiecit... Eusebius, Bishop of Emesa Paris 1518
Arbuthnot, Alexander Ecclesiasticae historiae autores, : Eusebii historiae ecclesiasticae lib. X. Vuolfgang Musculo interprete. Eiusdem De vita Constantini, eodem interprete. lib. V.... Eusebius, Bishop of Emesa Basel 1557
Arbuthnot, Alexander D. Basilii Magni Caesariensis episcopt eruditissima opera ... / interpretes: Iohannes Argyropilus ... [et al] Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea Cologne 1531
Arbuthnot, Alexandri Quae hoc libro continentur. Sedulii mirabilium diuinoru[m] libri quatuor carmine heroico... Iuuenci de Euangelica historia libri quatuor. Sedulius Venice 1501