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1513 – Birth

October 2019

John Knox was born sometime around 1513 in or near Haddington, the county town of East Lothian. His father, William Knox, was a merchant. All that is known of his mother is that her maiden name was Sinclair and that she died when John Knox was a child. Their eldest son, William, carried on his father’s business, which helped in Knox’s international communications. Knox was probably educated at the grammar school in Haddington