Robert Leighton
(1611-1684)

Bishop of Dunblane (1661-1670) and Archbishop of Glasgow (1670-1674)

Died aged c. 73

(This article is about the 17th century scholar and preacher. For other people with the same name, see Robert Leighton (disambiguation).) Robert Leighton (1611 – 25 June 1684) was a Scottish prelate and scholar, best known as a church minister, Bishop of Dunblane, Archbishop of Glasgow, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh from 1653 to 1662. He was "noted for his Christian piety, his humility and gentleness, and his devotion to his calling".

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The Leighton Library was built in 1687 as the result of a bequest of his books and £100 by Robert Leighton, who was Bishop of Dunblane from 1661 to 1670 and Archbishop of Glasgow between 1670 and 1674. The Library, which contains his books, is entered by the forestair and still retains much of its 17th Century character.

High Street, Dunblane, United Kingdom where they was