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List of famous Scottish men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Scotland
When you think of Scotland, too many things come to the mind. From bagpipes and kilts to its rosy-cheeked women and cappuccinos and from its world-class distilleries and finest booze to its exemplary highland hospitality and a weather to die for, the land of Scots hold unlimited appeal for many and for pretty awesome reasons. Then there is this remarkable lot of extraordinarily great and accomplished people — actors, artistes, engineers, explorers, philosophers, politicians, scientists and sportsmen — who have stamped their greatness by the way they think, act, write, or do. They are the Scotsmen the world absolutely digs for (Think Robert Burns, Andy Murray or Sean Connery!). Since as long as one can remember, Scotland has produced a world of pioneers who have carved a niche for themselves in world map with their raw talent and versatility. They are the men, who today, stand synonymous to Scotland. Join us as we trail down the biography, timeline, trivia and engaging facts about some really famous Scottish men. Rest assured, these famous and influential men will leave your jaws hanging!
Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aries

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler

13 November 1969

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
(Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.)

25 November 1835

11 August 1919

Dunfermline

Sagittarius

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

William WallaceWilliam Wallace
(Patriot, Revolutionary Fighter, Knight, De facto Ruler of Scotland)

23 August 1305

Elderslie

David HumeDavid Hume
(Philosopher & Historian)

26 April 1711

25 August 1776

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

Taurus

Angus YoungAngus Young
(Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC)

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

03 December 1894

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scorpio

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
(Actor)

27 January 1965

Aberfeldy

Aquarius

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

James WattJames Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)

19 January 1736

25 August 1819

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Capricorn

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly

24 November 1942

Anderston

Sagittarius

John KnoxJohn Knox
(Protestant Leader)

1514 AD

24 November 1572

Near Haddington, East Lothian,, Kingdom of Scotland

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
(Explorer, Missionary)

19 March 1813

01 May 1873

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Pisces

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Leo

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)

04 December 1795

05 February 1881

Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland1

Sagittarius

John NapierJohn Napier
(Inventor of Logarithms)

01 February 1550

04 April 1617

Merchiston Tower, Edinburgh

Aquarius

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

21 February 1945

Tianjin

Capricorn

David I of ScotlandDavid I of Scotland
(Ruler)

1083 AD

24 May 1153

Scotland

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Writer & Physician)

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Scotland

Gemini

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
(American Detective)

25 August 1819

01 July 1884

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith

24 August 1948

Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Virgo

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
(Former Football Player & Football Analyst)

13 June 1955

Alloa

Gemini

Tom ContiTom Conti
(Actor)

22 November 1941

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)

09 August 1757

02 September 1834

Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Leo

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

10 September 1985

Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Libra

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)

31 March 1844

20 July 1912

Selkirk

Aries

Alexander BainAlexander Bain

01 October 1811

02 January 1877

Watten

Libra

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)

02 September 1812

23 January 1878

Keir, Dumfries and Galloway

Virgo

John Rennie the ElderJohn Rennie the Elder
(Civil Engineer)

07 June 1761

04 October 1821

Phantassie

Gemini

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
(Mathematician & Physicist)

13 June 1831

05 November 1879

Edinburgh, Scotland

Gemini

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham
(Poet & Author)

13 July 1791

27 June 1839

London

Cancer

Alexander Bain - PhilosopherAlexander Bain - Philosopher

11 June 1818

18 September 1903

Aberdeen

Gemini

James Young ChemistJames Young (Chemist)
(Chemist)

13 July 1811

13 May 1883

Glasgow

Cancer

FishFish

25 April 1958

Dalkeith

Taurus

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris

17 January 1984

Dumfries

Capricorn

James VI and IJames VI and I

19 June 1566

27 March 1625

Edinburgh Castle

Gemini

Ray ParkRay Park

23 August 1974

Glasgow

Leo

Robert the BruceRobert the Bruce

11 July 1274

07 June 1329

Turnberry Castle

Cancer

Niall FergusonNiall Ferguson

18 April 1964

Glasgow

Aries

Henry Ian CusickHenry Ian Cusick

17 April 1967

Trujillo

Aries

Duncan I of ScotlandDuncan I of Scotland

1001 AD

14 August 1040

Scotland

Ian AndersonIan Anderson

10 August 1947

Dunfermline

Leo

Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of ArgyllIan Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll

18 June 1903

07 April 1973

Gemini

Graeme SounessGraeme Souness

06 May 1953

Edinburgh

Taurus

Colin HayColin Hay

29 June 1953

Kilwinning

Cancer

Guy BerrymanGuy Berryman
(Bassist, Record producer, Antiquarian)

12 April 1978

Kirkcaldy

Aries

Jackie StewartJackie Stewart

11 June 1939

Milton

Gemini

Al StewartAl Stewart

05 September 1945

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

Denis LawDenis Law

24 February 1940

Aberdeen

Pisces

Paul LambertPaul Lambert

07 August 1969

Glasgow

Leo

Jamie MurrayJamie Murray

13 February 1986

Dunblane

Aquarius

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh

27 September 1958

Edinburgh

Libra

Peter MullanPeter Mullan

02 November 1959

Peterhead

Scorpio

Alex SalmondAlex Salmond

31 December 1954

Linlithgow

Capricorn

Stephen HendryStephen Hendry

13 January 1969

South Queensferry

Capricorn

James HuttonJames Hutton

03 June 1726

26 March 1797

Edinburgh

Gemini

Ian RichardsonIan Richardson

07 April 1934

09 February 2007

Edinburgh

Aries

Hudson MohawkeHudson Mohawke

1982 AD

Matt BusbyMatt Busby

26 May 1909

20 January 1994

Bellshill

Gemini

Edwyn CollinsEdwyn Collins

23 August 1959

Edinburgh

Leo

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald

10 December 1824

18 September 1905

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Sagittarius

Duns ScotusDuns Scotus

1266 AD

08 December 1308

Duns

Ryan GauldRyan Gauld

16 December 1995

Aberdeen

Sagittarius

Darren FergusonDarren Ferguson

09 February 1972

Glasgow

Aquarius

Steve ClarkeSteve Clarke

29 August 1963

Saltcoats

Virgo

Thomas Neill CreamThomas Neill Cream

27 May 1850

15 November 1892

Glasgow

Gemini

Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill

23 December 1985

Skye

Capricorn

Stuart AdamsonStuart Adamson

11 April 1958

16 December 2001

Manchester

Aries

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott

28 November 1983

Edinburgh

Sagittarius

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean
(Novelist)

21 April 1922

02 February 1987

Glasgow

Taurus

Gary McAllisterGary McAllister

25 December 1964

Motherwell

Capricorn

Alexander SelkirkAlexander Selkirk
(Royal Navy officer)

1676 AD

13 December 1721

Fife

Darius CampbellDarius Campbell

19 August 1980

Glasgow

Leo

Chris SawyerChris Sawyer

1969 AD

Leon JacksonLeon Jackson

30 December 1988

Whitburn

Capricorn

Alex McLeishAlex McLeish

21 January 1959

East Renfrewshire

Aquarius

Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson

27 December 1971

Stirling

Capricorn

Ikechi AnyaIkechi Anya

03 January 1988

Glasgow

Capricorn

Sean BiggerstaffSean Biggerstaff

15 March 1983

Glasgow

Pisces

Billy BremnerBilly Bremner

09 December 1942

07 December 1997

Stirling

Sagittarius

John Murray, 4th Earl of DunmoreJohn Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

1730 AD

25 February 1809

Scotland

Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch

04 June 1953

27 September 1979

Dumbarton

Gemini

RustieRustie

04 January 1983

Glasgow

Capricorn

John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon

05 February 1723

15 November 1794

Gifford

Aquarius

John Boyd DunlopJohn Boyd Dunlop

05 February 1840

23 October 1921

Dreghorn

Aquarius

Les McKeownLes McKeown

12 November 1955

Edinburgh

Scorpio

James George FrazerJames George Frazer

01 January 1854

07 May 1941

Glasgow

Capricorn

Tony WattTony Watt

29 December 1993

Coatbridge

Capricorn

Bill DrummondBill Drummond

29 April 1953

Butterworth, Eastern Cape

Taurus

Dan McCaffertyDan McCafferty

14 October 1946

Dunfermline

Libra

Iain CookIain Cook

02 November 1974

Scorpio

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