McGill University was established in 1821 in Montreal, Quebec by a royal charter issued by King George IV. It is named after James McGill, a Scottish trader whose donation in 1813 established the university’s predecessor, the University of McGill College (or simply, McGill College). In 1885, the name of the institution was changed to McGill University. Throughout the years, the University has made its mark throughout the world and its history. The University’s Faculty of Religious Studies is also affiliated with other theological institutions and organizations like the Montreal School of Theology.