Scottish politician. Following the execution in 1685 of his father, the 9th earl, Argyll's chief objective was to assume his patrimony as head of the Campbell clan. Failing to obtain recognition from James II, he joined William of Orange in 1688. Accordingly, he was admitted as earl of Argyll to the convention of Scottish estates in April 1689 which declared in favour of William and Mary, and in June his father's attainder was rescinded. By the mid‐1690s he and the marquis of Queensberry effectively led the court interest in Scotland. He was created a duke in 1701.
Subjects: British History.