Hector Boece

(Hector Boethius)

c.1465 - 1536

Historian and Author. Born in Dundee, and educated in Paris, where he met Erasmus, Boece was appointed as the first Principal of King's College, Aberdeen by Bishop Elphinstone (1431 - 1514). He published a history of Scotland in Latin, an immense collection of fact and fiction, which included the tales of Macbeth, a record which eventually passed into Shakespeare's play. He died in Aberdeen.

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