Peter Lowe

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Peter Lowe was born in Scotland circa 1550.  Around 1565 he left to study medicine completing his studies in Paris, France and by 1589 was a surgeon to the Spanish Regiment in the service of Phillip II of Spain at the siege of Paris.  In the early 1590’s he travelled to England with Alexander Dickson.

While there he surveyed several harbors, sending details back to James VI in Scotland.  On his return to France he was appointed surgeon to Henry IV of France.  He settled in Glasgow around 1598 where he set up his medical practice in the west of the country.  He petitioned the King and was granted a Charter which enabled the foundation of a medical incorporation for physicians and surgeons.  The college later expanded to include dentists, making it the only institution in the British Isles to admit all three professions.  Maybe you’ve heard of it, the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Comments (17)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I have heard of it.  That is a very interesting back story.

Jul 30, 2021 03:14 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

I have never heard of the association, but it must be important.

Make yourself an awesome day.

Jul 30, 2021 04:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... can't say I've heard of this particular Royal College... but I think in the UK there are quite a number of them.

Jul 30, 2021 04:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think I have heard of that but I have not heard of that man until today and to be honest I won't likely remember his name, haha.

Jul 30, 2021 04:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Yes, have heard of the Royal College but until today did nor know about Peter Lowe. Enjoy your day 

Jul 30, 2021 05:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I find it so amazing how these events were written about so many years ago. Very interesting!

Jul 30, 2021 06:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nope, never heard of it James Dray but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate it! I'm thankful for the education all our medical professionals receive.

Jul 30, 2021 06:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like many of those who have commented, I had not heard of this man, nor his accomplishments.  Thank you for enlightening us. A

Jul 30, 2021 06:41 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James! Imagine his awe if he were to see what is being done there today

Jul 30, 2021 07:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, you always share the most interesting stories of those we may or may not have heard of.   

Jul 30, 2021 07:41 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Seems like a life very well lived. Another great story (and great man).

Jul 30, 2021 08:23 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think that was a little bit before my time  James Dray 

Jul 30, 2021 08:49 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've heard of the Royal College but that was all I knew in this tale!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jul 30, 2021 09:22 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- think of all of the accomplished people in the world and were it not for you, we never would know of them. 

Jul 30, 2021 10:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 30, 2021 10:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James always enjoy catching up on your historical posts, seldom can I say YES I heard of him:)Endre

Jul 31, 2021 12:33 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Over 400 years ago the medical profession was getting organized. All mankind has benefited is the amazing advancements in medicine over the years.

Nov 04, 2021 10:51 AM