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Robert M. Kingdon (1927-2010)

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 17, 2012

Robert McCune Kingdon, Hilldale Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison died on Friday, December 3, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Kingdon received his B.A. in 1949 from Oberlin College and his M.A. (1950) and Ph.D. (1955) in History from Columbia University.  His published works include Geneva and the Coming of the Wars of Religion in France, 1555-1563 (1956; 2007), Geneva and the Consolidation of the French Protestant Movement, 1564-1571 (1967); Myths about the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacres, 1572-1576 (1988); and Adultery and Divorce in Calvin's Geneva (1995).

He taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Iowa before joining the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as full professor in 1965. 

He is survived by his sister, Anna Carol Dudley of Berkeley, California, and his brothers, Henry Shannon Kingdon of Drummond, Wisconsin, John Wells Kingdon of Washington, D.C., and Arthur McAfee Kingdon of Vassalboro, Maine.


Please also see the obituaries in the March 2011 issue of AHA's Perspectives and from the University of Wisconsin.

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