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

Warm, hospitable, and lovable, the Scotts are among the most loved and regarded people in the world. And why not? They are not just the most welcoming people in the world, but most enterprising too. The world owes a lot to the Scottish. From pedal bicycle and pneumatic tyre to telephone and tele-printer, the Scotts have given the world several new jaw-dropping inventions. But not just James Watt, Alexander Fleming, Patrick Bell, Adam Smith, and Charles Macintosh, Scotland has been home to several great men and from diverse spheres. Be it Robert Bruce, the king, John Logie Baird, the inventor, William Wallace, the leader, Robert Burns, the king or David Hume, the philosopher, the world has known and celebrated legendary Scotsman with extraordinary talent and feats. Let us learn all about the lives of some of the famous Scottish men to ever have walked the earth in the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts covered in the biographies below.
Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
(Actor)

27 January 1965

Aberfeldy

Aquarius

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
(Former Football Player & Football Analyst)

13 June 1955

Alloa

Gemini

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Alexander BainAlexander Bain

01 October 1811

02 January 1877

Watten

Libra

Alexander Bain - PhilosopherAlexander Bain - Philosopher

11 June 1818

18 September 1903

Aberdeen

Gemini

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith

24 August 1948

Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Virgo

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham
(Poet & Author)

13 July 1791

27 June 1839

London

Cancer

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
(American Detective)

25 August 1819

01 July 1884

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

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

25 November 1835

11 August 1919

Dunfermline

Sagittarius

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)

31 March 1844

20 July 1912

Selkirk

Aries

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

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox

25 December 1954

Capricorn

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly

24 November 1942

Anderston

Sagittarius

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

David HumeDavid Hume
(Philosopher & Historian)

26 April 1711

25 August 1776

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

Taurus

David I of ScotlandDavid I of Scotland
(Ruler)

1083 AD

24 May 1153

Scotland

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
(Explorer, Missionary)

19 March 1813

01 May 1873

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Pisces

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

21 February 1945

Tianjin

Capricorn

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aries

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler

13 November 1969

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
(Mathematician & Physicist)

13 June 1831

05 November 1879

Edinburgh, Scotland

Gemini

James WattJames Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)

19 January 1736

25 August 1819

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Capricorn

James Young ChemistJames Young (Chemist)
(Chemist)

13 July 1811

13 May 1883

Glasgow

Cancer

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

10 September 1985

Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Libra

John KnoxJohn Knox
(Protestant Leader)

1514 AD

24 November 1572

Near Haddington, East Lothian,, Kingdom of Scotland

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

John NapierJohn Napier
(Inventor of Logarithms)

01 February 1550

04 April 1617

Merchiston Tower, Edinburgh

Aquarius

John Rennie the ElderJohn Rennie the Elder
(Civil Engineer)

07 June 1761

04 October 1821

Phantassie

Gemini

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)

02 September 1812

23 January 1878

Keir, Dumfries and Galloway

Virgo

Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots
(Queen of Scotland)

08 December 1542

08 February 1587

Linlithgow Palace

Sagittarius

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

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

03 December 1894

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scorpio

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

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

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Scotland

Gemini

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)

04 December 1795

05 February 1881

Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland1

Sagittarius

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)

09 August 1757

02 September 1834

Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Leo

Tom ContiTom Conti
(Actor)

22 November 1941

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Leo

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

23 August 1305

Elderslie

Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi

1930 AD

Ayr

Adam FergusonAdam Ferguson

20 June 1723

22 February 1816

Logierait

Gemini

Adrienne CorriAdrienne Corri

13 November 1931

Glasgow

Scorpio

Al StewartAl Stewart

05 September 1945

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

Alan GorrieAlan Gorrie

19 July 1946

Perth

Cancer

Alan McInallyAlan McInally

10 February 1963

Ayr

Aquarius

Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray

28 December 1934

Glasgow

Capricorn

Alex HarveyAlex Harvey

05 February 1935

04 February 1982

Glasgow

Aquarius

Alex LigertwoodAlex Ligertwood

10 December 1946

Glasgow

Sagittarius

Alex McLeishAlex McLeish

21 January 1959

East Renfrewshire

Aquarius

Alex NeilAlex Neil

09 June 1981

Bellshill

Gemini

Alex SalmondAlex Salmond

31 December 1954

Linlithgow

Capricorn

Alexander DuffAlexander Duff

15 April 1806

12 February 1878

Perthshire

Aries

Alexander SelkirkAlexander Selkirk

02 August 1904

13 December 1721

Fife

Leo

Alexander SmithAlexander Smith

31 December 1829

05 January 1867

Kilmarnock

Capricorn

Ali SmithAli Smith

1962 AD

Inverness

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean

21 April 1922

02 February 1987

Glasgow

Taurus

Allan Octavian HumeAllan Octavian Hume

06 June 1829

31 July 1912

Montrose

Gemini

Amy MansonAmy Manson

09 September 1985

Aberdeenshire

Virgo

Andrew KeirAndrew Keir

03 April 1926

05 October 1997

Shotts

Aries

Andrew MelvilleAndrew Melville

01 August 1545

09 June 1904

Baldovie

Leo

Andrew MorayAndrew Moray

31 October 1297

Andrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson

11 March 1994

Glasgow

Pisces

Andy ClydeAndy Clyde

25 March 1892

18 May 1967

Blairgowrie and Rattray

Aries

Andy M. StewartAndy M. Stewart

08 September 1952

Perthshire

Virgo

Annette CrosbieAnnette Crosbie

12 February 1934

Gorebridge

Aquarius

Archie GemmillArchie Gemmill

24 March 1947

Paisley

Aries

B.A. RobertsonB.A. Robertson
(Musician)

12 September 1948

Glasgow

Virgo

Barry FergusonBarry Ferguson

02 February 1978

Hamilton

Aquarius

Bertie Charles ForbesBertie Charles Forbes
(Journalist)

14 May 1880

06 May 1954

New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Taurus

Bill DrummondBill Drummond

29 April 1953

Butterworth, Eastern Cape

Taurus

Bill ForsythBill Forsyth

29 July 1946

Glasgow

Leo

Bill PatersonBill Paterson

03 June 1945

Glasgow

Gemini

Billy BremnerBilly Bremner

09 December 1942

07 December 1997

Stirling

Sagittarius

Billy LyallBilly Lyall

26 March 1953

01 December 1989

Edinburgh

Aries

Billy MacKenzieBilly MacKenzie

27 March 1957

22 January 1997

Dundee

Aries

Billy McKinlayBilly McKinlay

22 April 1969

Glasgow

Taurus

Billy McNeillBilly McNeill

02 March 1940

Bellshill

Pisces

Bobby GillespieBobby Gillespie

22 June 1962

Glasgow

Cancer

Brian McClairBrian McClair

08 December 1963

Bellshill

Sagittarius

Brian RobertsonBrian Robertson

12 February 1956

Clarkston, East Renfrewshire

Aquarius

Brian SouterBrian Souter
(Businessman)

05 May 1954

Perth

Taurus

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris

17 January 1984

Dumfries

Capricorn

Carol SmillieCarol Smillie

23 December 1961

Glasgow

Capricorn

Carrie GracieCarrie Gracie

1962 AD

Bahrain

Charles MacintoshCharles Macintosh

29 December 1766

25 July 1843

Glasgow

Capricorn

Charlie NicholasCharlie Nicholas

30 December 1961

Glasgow

Capricorn

Chris ConnellyChris Connelly

10 November 1964

Edinburgh

Scorpio

Chris LakeChris Lake

08 August 1982

Aberdeen

Leo

Chris MaguireChris Maguire

16 January 1989

Bellshill

Capricorn

Chris SawyerChris Sawyer

1969 AD

Christopher BrookmyreChristopher Brookmyre

06 September 1968

Glasgow

Virgo

Colin BuchananColin Buchanan

30 September 1966

Edinburgh

Libra

Colin HayColin Hay

29 June 1953

Kilwinning

Cancer

Colin HendryColin Hendry

07 December 1965

Keith

Sagittarius

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie

23 June 1963

Glasgow

Cancer

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