George Buchanan

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George Buchanan
BirthplaceKillearn, Stirlingshire, Scotland
historian, scholar

Buchanan, George


Born February 1506; died Sept. 28, 1582. Scottish politician, ecclesiastic reformer, adherent of the bourgeois trend of the Reformation, and historian.

Persecuted for his espousal of the idea of Reformation, Buchanan fled from Scotland in 1539 and returned to his homeland around 1561 after the victory of the Reformation. He turned against the Scottish queen Mary Stuart. After her abdication and flight from Scotland he became tutor of her son, King James VI, the future English king James I. He was the author of a book on the history of Scotland and of treatises in which are found expressions of the idea of struggle against tyranny, in particular, of the right of the people to elect and to depose their rulers.


Rerum Scoticarum historia. Edinburgh, 1582.
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Of perhaps greatest value is his thorough examination of a large body of writings that ordinarily have been ignored by scholars in favor of a nearly exclusive concentration on a few of the more famous Monarchomaque texts by authors such as Francois Hotman, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Theodore Beza, and George Buchanan.
Unemployed George Buchanan, 60, who ran the operation from his home in Blanenberge, Belgium, was given seven years.
Local George Buchanan said: "You don't expect it on your doorstep but the way Dublin is going you have to get used to expecting anything.
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