ALAND, JOHN [SSNE 6605]

Surname
ALAND
First name
JOHN
Title/rank
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion
CATHOLIC

Text source

John Aland (c.1559-1641) was a Catholic priest born in Poland-Lithuania of Scottish parents. He was ordained in 1590 and became principle of the Gniezno school before lecturing in rhetoric in Jaroslaw. In 1600, Aland moved to Nieswiez/Niasvizh [in present day Belarus] where he acted as school prefect and court missionary to Mikolaj Radziwill. Aland authoured two works and translated several others.

A. Bieganska, The Learned Scots in Poland (From the Mid-Sixteenth to the close of the Eighteenth Century) in 'Canadian Slavonic Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, March 2001, p.10.

Service record

POLAND-LITHUANIA, GNIEZNO, JAROSLAW, NIESWIEZ/NIASVIZH
Arrived 1559-01-11
Departed 1641-12-31
Capacity PRIEST, THEOLOGIAN, ACADEMIC, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL, ACADEMIC