Duns, near Roxburgh

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles


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 [1] says several birthsites have been claimed, but that this Duns, in Berwickshire, seems most likely.


References (show)

  1. Dictionary of National Biography

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