Ed. at Dundee then Paris, finishing at college of Montaigu, BTh Aber. c1506, rector (prof) there 1492-8 while Erasmus there also. After 1498 met Elphinstone, first principal of King's College. Had printed hist of bps., hist of Scotland.
Humaniste et historien.
Born and educated in Dundee then Paris, finishing at college of Montaigu not later than 1485, rector (prof) there 1492-8 while Erasmus there also. After 1498 met William Elphinstone. Boece was first principal of King's College, Aberdeen and also acted as first de facto librarian, also canon of the cathedral, rector of Tyrie 1509, vicar of Tullynessle 1528, chaplain of the altar of St Ninian, doctor of medicine by 1506, doctor in theology 1528. Wrote and published his Scotorum historia.From Provenance Catalogue: Hector Boece was born in Dundee c.1465. After a preliminary education at Dundee, he studied at St. Andrews and later at Paris, where he became a professor and Principal of the College of Montaigne, 1492-8. In 1498 he was appointed Principal of King's College. He conscientiously tried to encourage learning in the North-East of Scotland. He wrote a history of Scotland which shows him credulous of fable, but his style is elegant. He was Canon of Aberdeen and Rector of Tyrie. On his death in 1536 he was buried in King's College Chapel.
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Variant NameBoethius, Hector
Boethius Deidodanus, Hector
Found inBLC. — BN. — Rep.Font. II,549. — British Biographical Archive I 121,319-374. — 930,308-310. — II 1318,22-37. — BN Cat. gén. : Boethius (Hector). — DNB 5,297. — DNB=Boece or Boethius, Hector, 1465? (probable but not certain date of birth)-1536. — GDEL : Boece ou Boyce (Hector). — Oxford english lit. : Boece or Boëthius (Hector). — Potthast : Boethius Deidodanus, Hector. — Chevalier : Boethius (Hector). — DHGE. — LOC. — DNB. — Fasti 23. — Drummond 296. — Durkan & Ross: Early Scottish libraries, p. 67, 78.. — Source(s) consultée(s) en vain: BLNA, 2000-12
Imprint SourcesBoethius, Hector: Heir beginnis the hystory and croniklis of Scotland. - [1540?]
Boethius, Hector: Scotorum historia .... - 1574
Boethius, Hector: Scotorum historia .... - 1575
Boethius, Hector: Scotorum historiae a prima gentis origine, cum aliarum et rerum et gent*. - 1574
Boethius, Hector: Scotorum historiae a prima gentis origine. - 1526
Hectoris Boetii Murthlacensium et Aberdonensium episcoporum vitae / ed. and transl. by James Moir, 1894
S107092: Heir beginnis the hystory and croniklis of Scotland, 1540? colophon reads: Heir endis the hystory and croniklis of Scotland, with the cosmography [and] dyscription thairof. Compilit be the noble clerk maister Hector Boece channon of Aberdene. Translatit laitly in our vulgar and commoun langage, be maister Iohne Bellenden Archedene of Murray
The Chronicles of Scotland compiled by Hector Boece ; transl. into Scots by John Bellenden, 1531 / ed. by R. W. Chambers, 1938