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Archibald Campbell

Also Known As: "1st Marquis of Argyll", "8th Earl of Argyll"
Birthplace: Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Cause of death: Beheaded
Immediate Family:

Son of Archibald, 7th Earl of Argyll, Campbell and Agnes Douglas, Countess of Argyll
Husband of Margaret Douglas, Marchioness of Argyll
Father of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll; Neil Campbell, of Ardmaddie; Jean Kerr, Marchioness of Lothian; Maryon Campbell; Anne Campbell and 4 others
Brother of Lady Anne Campbell; Mary Anne Montgomery; Annabella Kerr; Lady Anne Knox and Jean Campbell

Occupation: 8th Earl of Argyll
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"Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, (1607 – 27 May 1661) was the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, also known as the British Civil War. He was a major figure in the Covenanter movement that fought for the Presbyterian religion and what they saw as Scottish interests during the English Civil War of the 1640s and 1650s. He is often remembered as the arch-enemy of the royalist general James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose."


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 438. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 203.
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 204.
  4. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), Campbell, Archibald. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  5. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 104. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 10


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Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll's Timeline

March 1607
Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland
February 26, 1628
Age 20
Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 22
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Age 25
Age 28
Argyle, Scotland
May 27, 1661
Age 54
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Age 53