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John Duns Scotus (1266–1308)

Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

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Dr John Duns was born in Duns in 1266 and died in Cologne on 8 November 1308.

Duns Area Museum Office



oil on canvas


H 123.1 x W 98.8 cm

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presented by James Watson to the Feuars of Duns, 1811

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Inscription description

JOHNS DUNS, SCOTUS, DOCTOR SUBTILIS, BORN AT DUNS A.D. 1266, DIED AT COLOGNE, NOVBR 8. 1308 across top of painting. Presented by Mr. JAS. WATSON to the FEUARS Oof DUNS. A.D. 1811 painted in bottom left quarter of canvas.


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Duns Area Museum Office

Library Building, 49 Newtown Street, Duns, Scottish Borders TD11 3AU Scotland

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