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Colin Campbell


(1st Earl of Argyll)

c.1406 - 1475

Loyal noble. Campbell was a supporter of King James II (1430 - 60) against the 'Black Douglases', led by William, the 8th Earl of Douglas (c.1425 - 1452). He was created Earl of Argyll in 1457, a line which became the Dukes of Argyll in 1701. His youngest son, Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy, gave rise to the Earls of Breadalbane.


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