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Liston, Sir Robert (1742–1836), tutor and diplomat, was born at Overtoun, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 8 October 1742, the second, and oldest surviving, son of Patrick Liston of Torbanehill (d. 1749) and Christian Dick (d. 1790). He studied for the Church of Scotland...


Spithovius [Spithoff], Johannes (d. 1563), royal tutor and diplomat, was born in or near Münster, in Westphalia, and maintained the alias Monasteriensis, though he generally identified himself with the Low Countries. He signed his name most frequently in Latin; his Danish name was ...


Sir Peter Young (1544–1628) by unknown artist © Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Young, Sir Peter (1544–1628), royal tutor and diplomat, was born on 15 August 1544 at Dundee, the second son of John Young (b. 1497), burgess of Edinburgh and Dundee, and Margaret, daughter of Walter Scrymgeour of Glasswell. John Young's third son, Alexander...