1582 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1582 in: England • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1582 in the Kingdom of Scotland.
Monarch – James VI
- 22 August – Raid of Ruthven: a political conspiracy of Presbyterian nobles abduct the King.
- George Buchanan's History of Scotland (Rerum Scoticarum Historia) is first published, in Edinburgh.
- Donald Monro's Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (1549) is first published.
- 28 January – John Barclay, writer, satirist and poet (died 1621 in Rome)
- 7 August – William Douglas, 7th Earl of Morton, Lord High Treasurer of Scotland (died 1648)
- Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, soldier (died 1661)
- William Lithgow, traveller, writer and alleged spy (died 1645)
- 3 July – James Crichton, polymath (born 1560) (fatally stabbed in Mantua)
- 28 September – George Buchanan, Scottish historian (born 1506)
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