John Gillies Scotland England Greece

Biography of John Gillies

John Gillies, who graduated MA from the University of Glasgow in 1764, taught Greek Class at the University during the illness of Professor James Moor.

Gillies was a travelling tutor to the sons of Lord Hopetoun. He became a prominent historian, serving as the King's historiographer for Scotland, and was author of History of Ancient Greece in 1786.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, A roll of the graduates of the University of Glasgow, 1727-1897


John Gillies
Born 18 January 1747.
Died 5 February 1836.
GU Degree: MA, 1764;
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: historians
English snippet: Arts graduate of the University of Glasgow, eminent historian
Record last updated: 25th Mar 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Brechin
Place of Birth

England England, Clapham
Place of Death

Greece Greece, No Region

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