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Major, John (1470-1550), a theological writer, born near North Berwick. He was educated at Cambridge, and at Paris, where he graduated M.A. in 1496, and Doctor 1505, and yvhere lie lectured for some time. From 1518 to 1522 he was principal of Glasgow University, where John Knox attended his lectures, and then became principal of St. Andrews, where George Buchanan was his pupil. At his death he was head of St. Salvator's.