Bruce, Robert an eminent Scotch preacher, was born 1559, and educated at St. Andrews. In 1587 he became one of the ministers of Edinburgh, where his eloquence, boldness, and piety gave him great popularity and influence. He died 1631. A collection of his sermons was printed in 1790, and has recently been reprinted for the Wodrow Society (Edinb. 1843, 8vo).