Duns, near Roxburgh

Supposedly the birthplace of John Duns Scotus (c1265-1308); a conservative philosopher, whose followers were downright reactionary, eventually called dunces. William of Ockham was one of his students. The [DNB] says several birthsites have been claimed, but that this Duns, in Berwickshire, seems most likely.

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