JONSTANUS, ARTHUR [SSNE 7090]

Surname
JONSTANUS, JOHNSTON, JOHNSTONE, JOHNSTOWN, JONSTONUS, JONSTONI
First name
ARTHUR, ARTHURUS, ARTHURI

Text source

Arthur Johnstone (c1579-1641), physician to James VI and Charles I. He was a Scotsman from Aberdeen who enrolled at Heidelberg University in 1599. He later registered at Helmstadt University that year, and went on to work there and oversee the disputation of a thesis of Abraham Eccius in 1601. Fischer detailed the title of this public disputation: "Theoremata Physica De Motu Quae D.O.M.A. In antiquissima et celeberrima Academia Heidelbergensi Spectabili Dn. Decano Theophilo Madero Philolos et Medicin. Dr. et Physic Professore Ordinario, sub praesidio M. Arthuri Jonstoni, Aberdonensis, Scot, Collegii Casmirani Regentis Abrahamus Eccius Geogoviensis Silesius Addiem Augusti publice in auditorio Philosophprum defendet. Horis, locoque solitis. Heidelbergae Typis Vogelinianis, Anno 1601." Later in his career Johnstone wrote numerous Latin poems now published by the Spalding Club in Musa Latina Aberdonensis. Some of these have bee translated in a collesction of works by Professor Robert Crawford along with the poetry of George Buchanan 'Apollos of the North'

T. Fischer, The Scots in Germany (Edinburgh, 1902), pp.311, 313, 314; Musa Latina Aberdonensis (Aberdeen, New Spalding Club, 1892); Robert Crawford, Apollos of the North: Selected Poems of George Buchanan and Arthur Johnston (Polygon, 2006)

Service record

SCOTLAND, HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY
Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC
SCOTLAND, HELMSTADT UNIVERSITY
Departed 1601-12-31, as LECTURER
Capacity ACADEMIC, PROFESSOR, LECTURER, purpose ACADEMIC