Douglas, Gawin, or Gavin

Douglas, Gawin, Or Gavin bishop of Dunkeld, Scotland, was the third son of Archibald, earl of Angus, and was born at Brechin in 1474, or the beginning of 1475. He received his education first in his own country, and then on the Continent. On his return to Scotland he was made provost of the collegiate church of St. Giles, at Edinburgh, and afterwards abbot of Aberbrothick. He was also nominated by the queen regent to the archbishopric of St. Andrews, but this dignity he never obtained, owing to the refusal of the pope to confirm the appointment. He was, however, confirmed as bishop of Dunkeld through the interest of Henry VIII with pope Leo X. His administration fell in a troubled time, and after many vexations he retired to England, where Henry VIII granted him a pension. He died of the plague at London in 1522. Bishop Douglas translated the AEneid of Virgil into Scottish verse, printed at London in 1553, 4to. His other works are a poem called The Palace of Honor, 4to, and King Hart, printed in 1786. His Virgil was reprinted at Edinburgh in folio, with a glossary, in 1710. — Kippis, Biographia Britannica, 5:338.

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