Today in Scotland History

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 228

1034-11-25 - Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1040-08-15 - King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.
1124-04-27 - David I becomes King of Scots.
1138-08-22 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1153-05-24 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots
King of Scotland MacbethKing of Scotland Macbeth 1174-07-13 - William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
1263-10-02 - The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
1291-05-10 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I
1292-11-17 - (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scots.
1295-07-05 - Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.
1296-03-30 - Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
1296-04-27 - Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
1297-09-11 - Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English
1298-07-22 - English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
Scottish nobleman William WallaceScottish nobleman William Wallace 1304-07-20 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war.
1305-08-05 - William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1305-08-23 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England.
1306-03-25 - Robert the Bruce crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
1306-06-19 - The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
1314-06-24 - Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
1318-04-01 - Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English.
1320-04-06 - The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath.
1322-03-16 - The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence.
1322-10-14 - Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
1328-05-01 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1332-08-12 - Battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
King of England Edward IIIKing of England Edward III 1346-10-17 - Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
1356-01-20 - Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scots.
1371-01-22 - King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned
1388-08-05 - Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England.
1411-07-24 - Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1472-02-20 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1484-07-22 - Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
1488-06-11 - Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
1492-03-04 - King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
1495-06-01 - First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller
1495-11-27 - Scottish king James IV receives Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English trone
1513-09-09 - Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
1520-06-06 - France & England sign treaty of Scotland
1522-01-30 - Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
1524-05-20 - Duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1524-07-26 - James V declared by Scottish Parliament fit to govern
1542-11-24 - Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart 1542-12-14 - Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old
1543-07-01 - England & Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
1543-09-03 - Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
1543-09-09 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1545-09-08 - English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
1546-06-07 - England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1547-09-10 - Battle at Pinkie, Midlothian: English beat the Scots
1547-09-10 - English demand Edward VI, 10, wed Mary Queen of Scots, 5
1548-08-15 - Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1557-12-03 - 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1559-05-10 - Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen mother Mary
1560-07-06 - England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
1561-08-19 - Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
1566-03-09 - David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1567-06-15 - Battle at Carberry, Scotland: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell's army
1567-06-16 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI 1567-07-24 - Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
1567-07-29 - James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling.
1568-05-13 - Mary Queen of Scots is defeated by English at battle of Langside
1568-05-16 - Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England
1568-05-19 - English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish Queen Mary
1569-12-15 - Westmoreland flees to Scotland
1570-01-23 - Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1571-09-04 - Catholic rebellion in Scotland
1581-01-28 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
1582-08-22 - King James IV of Scotland captured
1586-10-14 - Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
1587-02-01 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
English Monarch Queen Elizabeth IEnglish Monarch Queen Elizabeth I 1588-08-12 - Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland
1590-05-17 - Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
1600-01-01 - Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.
1603-03-24 - Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
1603-04-05 - New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London
1603-07-25 - James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland
1625-03-27 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
King Charles IKing Charles I 1638-02-28 - Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
1639-06-18 - Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland
1640-08-28 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
1640-08-29 - English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1641-08-20 - England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1646-05-05 - King Charles I surrenders at Scotland
1647-01-23 - Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
1647-01-30 - Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
1648-08-17 - -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
King Charles IIKing Charles II 1649-02-05 - Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland
1650-04-27 - The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.
1650-09-03 - Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland
1651-01-01 - Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland
1653-12-16 - Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
1654-04-12 - Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council of State
1659-12-16 - General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
1679-06-01 - The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 1679-06-22 - Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots
1685-02-06 - Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II.
1689-03-14 - Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1689-07-27 - Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay
1689-08-21 - The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 584

0521-12-07 - Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)
1198-08-24 - King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1210-07-22 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
1240-09-29 - Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scotland, (d. 1275)
1241-09-04 - Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
1261-02-28 - Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
1274-07-11 - Robert Bruce, King of Scots (1306-29)
1316-03-02 - Robert II, the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90)
1321-07-05 - Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland (d. 1362)
1324-03-05 - David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71)
1378-10-24 - David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
King of Scotland James IKing of Scotland James I (1394-12-10) 1394-12-10 - King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)
1430-10-16 - King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)
1452-07-10 - King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
1456-06-23 - Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)
1473-03-17 - James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513)
1489-11-28 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)
1500-04-23 - Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)
1512-04-10 - James V, King of Scots (1513-42)
1515-11-22 - Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
1515-12-22 - Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1520-08-10 - Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)
1542-12-08 - Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart (1542-12-08) 1545-08-01 - Andrew Melville, Baldovie, Scottish theologian and religious reformer
1545-12-07 - Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)
1562-01-13 - Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
1566-06-19 - James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25)
1580-01-12 - Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)
1582-01-28 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) born Pont-à-Mousson France
1585-12-13 - William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
1596-08-19 - Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)
1606-06-19 - James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI (1566-06-19) 1608-12-06 - George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland
1630-05-29 - Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)
1633-10-14 - James Stuart, King James VII of Scotland / James II of England (d. 1688)
1641-04-15 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)
1644-06-16 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
1645-03-23 - William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)
1649-02-11 - William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)
1652-12-25 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)
1658-07-25 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
1659-06-03 - David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (d. 1708)
Pirate Legend William KiddPirate Legend William Kidd (1645-03-23) 1662-08-05 - James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
1662-12-18 - James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)
1665-12-25 - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
1667-04-29 - John Arbuthnot, Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
1671-03-07 - Robert Roy MacGregor, Scottish folk hero (d. 1734)
1671-04-21 - John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
1673-08-08 - John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)
1674-12-25 - Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)
1676-03-17 - Thomas Boston, Scottish church leader (d. 1732)
1680-06-22 - Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
1685-03-18 - Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752)
1686-01-17 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766)
1686-10-15 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
1687-10-14 - Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician
1688-06-10 - James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
1692-05-01 - -31? James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770) born during this month
1695-10-05 - John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)
1696-06-11 - Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
1699-04-17 - Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1701-08-04 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1705-03-02 - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
1710-04-15 - William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)
1710-04-26 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (d. 1796)
1710-06-10 - James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)
Philosopher David HumePhilosopher David Hume (1711-04-26) 1711-04-26 - David Hume, Edinburgh, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature)
1713-10-13 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)
1714-04-14 - Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
1718-04-07 - Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (d. 1800)
1721-03-19 - Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer, baptized
1721-07-14 - John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
1722-01-26 - Alexander Carlyle, Cummertrees, Dumfriesshire, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770)
1722-09-22 - John Home, Scottish writer (d. 1808)
1723-02-05 - John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)
1723-06-05 - Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)
Economist and Philosopher Adam SmithEconomist and Philosopher Adam Smith (1723-06-05) 1723-06-20 - Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian
1725-03-17 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)
1726-06-03 - James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist
1728-02-13 - John Hunter, Scottish surgeon (d. 1793)
1728-04-16 - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist
1735-09-07 - Thomas Coutts, Scottish banker
1735-10-25 - James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)
1736-01-19 - James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1740-10-29 - James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer
1744-03-13 - David Allan, Scottish painter
1744-06-04 - Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780)
1744-10-06 - James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)
Geologist James HuttonGeologist James Hutton (1726-06-03) 1746-03-27 - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
1748-03-10 - John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
1749-11-03 - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)
1750-09-05 - Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)
1753-12-22 - Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
1754-08-21 - William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (d. 1839)
1756-03-04 - Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
1757-08-09 - Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)
1758-02-17 - John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
1759-01-25 - Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)
1761-01-17 - James Hall, Scotland, geologist
1761-06-07 - John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 21 of 21

1100-11-11 - Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey
1502-08-08 - Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart (1558-04-24) 1558-04-24 - Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
1565-07-29 - Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
1567-05-15 - Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
1811-08-28 - English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)
1848-04-10 - British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).
1949-08-12 - Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England
1970-10-02 - Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office
1997-12-28 - Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland
Actor Robert CarlyleActor Robert Carlyle (1997-12-28) 1997-12-31 - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (52) weds The Devil's Advocate director Taylor Hackford (53) at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands
2000-12-22 - Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
2001-12-12 - Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland
2001-12-26 - "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland
2003-01-01 - "A Beautiful Mind" actress Jennifer Connelly (32) weds actor Paul Bettany in Scotland
2003-06-29 - Actress Emma Thompson (44) weds actor Greg Wise (37) in Loch Eck, Scotland
2003-08-30 - Daughter of Paul McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney (31) weds British publisher Alasdhair Willis on the 300-acre Gothic Estate in Scotland's Isle of Bute
Novelist J. K. RowlingNovelist J. K. Rowling (2001-12-26) 2006-08-26 - 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland
2010-09-25 - PayPal founder Elon Musk (39) weds actress Talulah Riley (24) at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland
2011-07-30 - Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland
2011-12-30 - Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 312

0858-02-13 - Kenneth I of Scotland
1040-08-15 - King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle at ca. 39 years
King of Scotland MacbethKing of Scotland Macbeth (1057-08-15) 1057-08-15 - Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan
1058-03-17 - King Lulach I of Scotland
1093-11-13 - Malcolm III (Canmore, "Big Head") King of Scots, dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare's character based on.
1093-11-17 - Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies
1094-11-12 - King Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)
1107-01-08 - Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
1118-05-01 - Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)
1124-04-27 - Alexander I, King of Scots (1107-24), dies
1153-05-24 - David I, King of Scots (1124-53), dies at about 68
1165-12-09 - Malcom IV, King of Scots (1153-65), dies at 24
1214-12-04 - William I of Scotland
1238-03-04 - Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II (b. 1210)
1249-07-08 - Alexander II, King of Scots (1215-49), dies at 51
1286-03-19 - King Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)
Scottish nobleman William WallaceScottish nobleman William Wallace (1305-08-23) 1305-08-23 - William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London
1308-11-08 - Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher (coined the word dunce), dies at 42
1316-03-02 - Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296)
1327-10-27 - Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)
1329-06-07 - Robert Bruce, King of Scots (1306-29), dies at 53
1330-08-25 - Sir James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
1371-02-22 - David II Bruce, King of Scots (1331..71), dies at 46
1390-04-19 - Robert II, King of Scots, dies
1390-05-13 - Robert II the Steward, King of Scots (1371-90), dies
1395-03-13 - John Barbour, Scottish poet
1406-04-04 - Robert III, King of Scots (1390-1406), dies
1420-09-03 - Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
1425-05-24 - Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)
King of Scotland James IKing of Scotland James I (1437-02-21) 1437-02-21 - King James I of Scotland dies at 42
1445-08-16 - Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)
1460-08-03 - King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
1485-08-07 - Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
1488-06-11 - James III, King of Scots, dies in battle
1493-05-10 - Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
1511-08-02 - Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
1513-09-09 - James IV, King of Scots (1488-1513), dies in battle at 40
1528-02-29 - Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake
1537-07-07 - Madeleine de Valois, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)
1541-10-18 - Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)
1541-11-24 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
1542-12-14 - James V, King of Scots (1513-42), dies at 30
1546-03-01 - George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer (martyred) (b 1513)
1556-11-10 - Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
1560-06-10 - Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland
1560-06-11 - Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44
1565-03-17 - Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64
1566-03-09 - David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered by Protestant nobles
1567-02-09 - Henry Stuart, earl of Darnley/Consort of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered
1571-04-06 - John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
1571-09-04 - Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
1572-11-24 - John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
1578-04-14 - James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland
1581-06-02 - James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
1582-09-28 - George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
1585-12-04 - John Willock, Scottish reformer
1586-03-20 - Richard Maitland, Scottish statesman and historian (b. 1496)
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart (1587-02-18) 1587-02-18 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]
1599-02-08 - Robert Rollock, Scottish educator
1600-12-12 - John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies
1601-04-10 - Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
1609-12-04 - Alexander Hume, Scottish poet
1613-04-27 - Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit (b. 1532)
1617-04-04 - John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies
1618-03-23 - James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
1621-08-15 - John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)
1622-06-16 - Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
1624-02-12 - George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
1625-03-27 - James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58
King of Great Britain James I and VIKing of Great Britain James I and VI (1625-03-27) 1625-09-06 - Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
1636-06-13 - George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
1639-11-26 - John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)
1645-07-17 - Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, Scottish politician
1646-08-19 - Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian
1649-03-09 - James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (b. 1606)
1649-12-04 - William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
1650-05-21 - James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged
1650-10-29 - David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)
1661-04-04 - Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
1661-05-27 - Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53
1662-02-13 - Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65
1670-06-30 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
King Charles IIKing Charles II (1685-02-06) 1685-02-06 - Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54
1685-06-30 - Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 55
1688-02-17 - Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
1689-08-21 - William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
1690-10-03 - Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
1695-11-29 - James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)
1696-08-02 - Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
1697-03-26 - Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician and murderer (executed) (b. 1640)
1699-11-29 - Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
1701-05-23 - William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1701-09-16 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
Pirate Legend William KiddPirate Legend William Kidd (1701-05-23) 1707-01-08 - John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
1708-10-10 - David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)
1712-11-15 - James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)
1713-10-20 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)
1715-03-17 - Gilbert Burnet, Scottish Bishop of Salisbury (b. 1643)
1715-12-28 - William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)
1717-03-19 - John Campbell, 1st Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Scottish royalist


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