George Carmichael

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, see George Carmichael (rugby league). For the Scottish parasitologist (1872-1952), see George Carmichael Low.

George Carmichael [George de Carmichel] was a 15th-century bishop-elect of Glasgow. He was elected to the bishopric in early 1483 soon after the death of his predecessor John Laing. He was never consecrated. The Pope, Pope Sixtus IV, rejected his election because he had previously reserved the see for himself. Sixtus provided instead Robert Blackadder to the bishopric. He may have died in 1484 on the way to the Holy See to appeal the pope's decision.

References[edit]

  • Dowden, John, The Bishops of Scotland, ed. J. Maitland Thomson, (Glasgow, 1912)
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Laing
Bishop of Glasgow
unconsecrated

Elect 1483
Succeeded by
Robert Blackadder