Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll
|Birthplace:||Argyll, Scotland, (Present UK)|
|Death:||Died in Scotland, (Present UK)|
|Cause of death:||"The stone."|
Son of Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll and Lady Helen Hamilton
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Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll 
- M, #108348,
- b. circa 1532,
- d. 12 September 1573
- Last Edited=26 Jan 2011
- Consanguinity Index=0.31%
Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll was born circa 1532.
He married by contract, firstly, Jean Stewart, daughter of James V Stewart, King of Scotland and Elizabeth Bethune, on 1 July 1553. He and Jean Stewart were divorced on 23 June 1573 for desertion.
He married by contract, secondly, Lady Janet Cunningham, daughter of Alexander Cuninghame, 5th Earl of Glencairn and Janet Cunningham, on 5 August 1573.
He died on 12 September 1573, from 'the stone', without surviving issue. His will was probated on 25 May 1576 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
He was the son of Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyll and Lady Helen Hamilton.
- He held the office of Justiciar [Scotland] in 1558.
- He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Argyll [S., 1457] in 1558.
- He succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Lorne [S., 1470] in 1558.
- He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Campbell [S., 1445] in 1558.
- He particpated in the plot to murder Queen Mary's husband, Lord Darnley.
- In December 1567 he was censured by the General Assembly for having separated from his wife.
- He fought in the Battle of Langside on 13 May 1568, where he fought for the Queen.
- He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in 1571. In 1572 he came to an agreement with the Regent Morton.
- He held the office of Lord Chancellor [Scotland] on 15 January 1572/73.
He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Child of Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll and Lady Janet Cunningham
- 1. unnamed son Campbell  b. 30 Jun 1574, d. 30 Jun 1574
- 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 242. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
- 2. [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 I, page 200. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
- 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 201.
- 4. [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, 106th edition.
- 5. [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.
- 6. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 34. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
Archibald was called "the Brown" and 5th Earl of Argyll, Lord Campbell and Lorn. Educated at St. Andrews.One of the most powerful magnates in Scotland following his ascension to Earldom in 1558 and was partially responsible for the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1560. Appointed Privy Councillor by Queen Mary in 1561 and supported her after her escape from prison in 1568 but eventually joined the Kings party and was reappointed to Privy Council in 1571. Appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1572.