Adamson Patrick, archbishop of St. Andrews, and one of the most learned writers of the 16th century, was born at Perth, March 15, 1543. At the age of 23 he went abroad as private tutor, and narrowly escaped death at Bourges at the time of the massacre of Paris. He lived in concealment seven months, during which time he translated into Latin verse the Book of Job, and wrote the tragedy of Herod, also in Latin verse. In 1573 he returned to Scotland, became minister of Paisley, and was soon raised to the archbishopric of St. Andrews, the accepting of which brought him into continual discredit and affliction till his death, in great poverty, Feb. 18, 1592. His Works were printed at London in 1619.