Famous People Born In Aberdeen

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Annie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter of)
Annie Lennox
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Known for her androgynous look, four-time Grammy-winning artist Annie Lennox became an international sensation with Eurythmics, a duo she formed with Dave Stewart, delivering hits such as Sweet Dreams. Her song Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King received an Academy Award.
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Rose Leslie
(Scottish Actress)
Rose Leslie
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Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rose Leslie is a popular Scottish actress who gained international fame after portraying Ygritte in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Thanks to her popularity, she serves as an icon and inspiration to several aspiring Scottish actresses and models.

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Denis Law
(Scottish Former Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Denis Law
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces

After representing teams such as Manchester City and Torino, Scottish footballer Denis Law had a successful stint with Manchester United. Known as The King, he was the only Scottish footballer to earn a Ballon d'Or and the only man to have 2 statues at the Old Trafford.

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Ryan Fraser
(Scottish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Ryan Fraser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

Scottish footballer and Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser began his career with Aberdeen at age 16. He has previously been part of teams such as AFC Bournemouth and Ipswich Town but has often been criticized for his lack of will to represent the Scottish national team, for withdrawing due to injuries.

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Michael Sheard
(Known for Playing ‘Deputy Headmaster’ in the Children’s Series ‘Grange Hill')
Michael Sheard
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Birthdate: June 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 31, 2005
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Thomas Sutherland
(Founder of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation)
Thomas Sutherland
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 16, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 1, 1922

Thomas Sutherland was a British politician and banker best remembered for founding The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC),  the founder member of HSBC Group. After his demise, a street in Sheung Wan was named after him.

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Michael Gove
(British Politician Serving as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
Michael Gove
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Michael Gove is a British author, journalist, and politician who has been serving as the Minister for Intergovernmental Relations and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities since 2021. Gove has served under various prime ministers like Boris Johnson, Theresa May, and David Cameron. In February 2006, he was honored with the Rising Star Award by Channel 4.

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Sophie Kennedy Clark
(Actress)
Sophie Kennedy Clark
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Birthdate: 1990 AD
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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James Gibbs
(Architect)
James Gibbs
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 23, 1682
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 5, 1754

James Gibbs, one of the most significant architects of his time, was trained in Rome and later merged the Italian and English styles of architecture. His best-known work includes the East Anglican St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London. While his works had elements of Baroque architecture, he was also influenced by Palladianism.

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J. Michael Kosterlitz
(British-American Physicist Known for His Work in Using Topology to Explain Superconductivity in Two-Dimensional Materials)
J. Michael Kosterlitz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer

Nobel Prize-winning British-American physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz, son of renowned biochemist Hans Walter Kosterlitz, is best known for his research on superconductivity and superfluidity. Apart from teaching physics at Brown University, he has also mastered Alpine climbing and lent his name to a climbing route. He is also an atheist.

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Ryan Gauld
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Ryan Gauld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Scottish footballer and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld has also played for various Portuguese clubs before moving to the Canadian MLS club. Known as the Scottish Messi for his attacking style and short stature, he has also had a successful youth career at Dundee United.

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Alexander Bain - Philosopher
(Scottish Philosopher and Educationalist)
Alexander Bain - Philosopher
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Birthdate: June 11, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 18, 1903

Alexander Bain was a Scottish philosopher. He was a prominent educationalist in the British school of empiricism. A respected figure in the fields of psychology, logic, linguistics, moral philosophy, and education reform, he founded Mind, the first-ever journal of psychology and analytical philosophy. He had an illustrious academic career at the University of Aberdeen. 

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Greg Holden
(Singer-songwriter)
Greg Holden
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
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William Dyce
(Artist)
William Dyce
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Birthdate: September 19, 1806
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 14, 1864
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John Barbour
(Scottish Poet and Priest)
John Barbour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1320 AD
Died: March 13, 1395

John Barbour was a Scottish poet best remembered for his magnum opus The Brus, which earned him ten pounds Scots in 1377 at the royal court of Robert II. Often referred to as the father of Scots poetry, John Barbour was the first major literary figure to publish his works in Scots.

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Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Aaron Taylor-Sinclair
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Arthur Keith
(Scottish Anatomist and Anthropologist Who Specialized in the Study of Human Evolution)
Arthur Keith
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Birthdate: February 5, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 7, 1955

Arthur Keith was a Scottish anthropologist and anatomist. In 1893, he was honored with the first Struthers Prize for successfully demonstrating the functionality of ligaments in apes and humans. He is also credited with publishing several important works, such as An Introduction to the Study of Anthropoid Apes and A New Theory of Human Evolution.

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Jimmy Hastings
(Musician)
Jimmy Hastings
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Jonathan Rowson
(Chess player, Writer)
Jonathan Rowson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
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Connor Ball
(English Bassist and a Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Vamps')
Connor Ball
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alexander Chalmers
(Writer)
Alexander Chalmers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1759
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 29, 1834
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David Florence
(British Slalom Canoeist and Olympic Medalist)
David Florence
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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P. T. Forsyth
(Theologian)
P. T. Forsyth
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Birthdate: May 12, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 11, 1921
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Willie Macfarlane
(Scottish Professional Golfer)
Willie Macfarlane
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 15, 1961
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John Duncan
(Theologian)
John Duncan
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Birthdate: August 22, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 26, 1870
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Sir David Gill
(Astronomer)
Sir David Gill
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 12, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 24, 1914
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Henry Cecil
(Horse Trainer)
Henry Cecil
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 11, 2013
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Tim Baillie
(English Slalom Canoeist  and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tim Baillie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Robert Morison
(Botanist)
Robert Morison
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1620 AD
Died: November 10, 1683
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Robert Machray
(Archbishop)
Robert Machray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 9, 1904
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John Strachan
(Bishop)
John Strachan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 1, 1867
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Thomas Affleck
(Furniture Maker)
Thomas Affleck
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Died: 1795 AD