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date: 13 April 2021

Mair [Major], Johnlocked

(c. 1467–1550)
  • Alexander Broadie


Mair [Major], John (c. 1467–1550), historian, philosopher, and theologian, was born into a farming family in the village of Gleghornie near Haddington, south-east of Edinburgh. He attended the grammar school at Haddington and went on, though not perhaps immediately, to university. Although it has been supposed that ...

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