Famous People Born In Edinburgh

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 1 
Sean Connery
(The First Actor to Portray Fictional British Secret Agent James Bond on Film)
Sean Connery
68
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 31, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone & Co-Founder of 'American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)')
Alexander Graham Bell
40
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 2, 1922
 3 
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Author of Famous Novels: 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde')
Robert Louis Stevenson
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 3, 1894
 4 
David Hume
(Best Known for His Highly Influential System of Philosophical Empiricism, Scepticism and Naturalism)
David Hume
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 25, 1776
 5 
James Maxwell
(Scottish Mathematician and Scientist Who Gave the Classical Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation)
James Maxwell
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 5, 1879
 6 
Iain Glen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Alexander Isaacs’ in ‘Resident Evil’ Film Series)
Iain Glen
13
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)
Shirley Manson
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Walter Scott
(Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake)
Walter Scott
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 21, 1832
 9 
Ronnie Corbett
(Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor, Cabaret artist, Aviator)
Ronnie Corbett
3
Birthdate: December 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 31, 2016
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 10 
Graeme Souness
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Graeme Souness
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Stuart Sutcliffe
(Scottish Musician Best Remembered for His Association with the Popular Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Stuart Sutcliffe
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 10, 1962
 12 
Neil Connery
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 9, 2021
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Mark Bonnar
2
Birthdate: November 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Graham Hancock
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
 15 
Ken Stott
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Balin’ in ‘The Hobbit’ Film Series)
Ken Stott
6
Birthdate: October 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 16 
Lindsay Duncan
(Actress Best Known for Her Performances in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ and ‘Private Lives’)
Lindsay Duncan
4
Birthdate: November 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 17 
Alastair Sim
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 19, 1976
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 18 
Kirsty Gallacher
(TV Presenter who has co-presented The Great British Breakfast on GB News since June 2021)
Kirsty Gallacher
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
James Boswell
(Best Known for His Biography of His Friend and Older Contemporary the English Writer 'Samuel Johnson')
James Boswell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 19, 1795
 20 
A. A. Gill
(Journalist)
A. A. Gill
0
Birthdate: June 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 10, 2016
 21 
Georgia King
(Scottish Actress)
Georgia King
2
Birthdate: November 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Chris Hoy
(Sport cyclist, Racecar driver)
Chris Hoy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 23 
John Leslie
(TV Presenter)
John Leslie
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
 24 
Tony Blair
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Tony Blair
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Iain Duncan Smith
(Politician)
Iain Duncan Smith
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
 26 
Ian Charleson
(Scottish actor)
Ian Charleson
1
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 6, 1990
 27 
Chloe Pirrie
(Scottish Actress)
Chloe Pirrie
2
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Emun Elliott
3
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Irvine Welsh
(Scottish Novelist and Playwright Best Known for His 1993 Novel 'Trainspotting')
Irvine Welsh
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Marie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)
Marie Stopes
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1958
 31 
Edwyn Collins
(musician, guitarist, songwriter)
Edwyn Collins
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
 32 
Craig Gordon
(Footballer)
Craig Gordon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 33 
Ian Richardson
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 9, 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
James Hutton
(Geologist)
James Hutton
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 3, 1726
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 26, 1797
 35 
Ewen Bremner
3
Birthdate: January 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Gordon Strachan
(Scottish Former Football Coach and Player)
Gordon Strachan
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 37 
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
(British Army Officer Who Commanded the 'British Expeditionary Force' During 'World War I')
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 29, 1928
 38 
Mike Scott
(Basketball Player)
Mike Scott
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 39 
Gail Porter
(Scottish Television Personality, Former Model & Actress)
Gail Porter
3
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Died: April 14, 1578
 41 
Hannah Gordon
1
Birthdate: April 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
 42 
Philip Kerr
(Author Best Known for His 'Bernie Gunther' Series of Historical Detective Thrillers)
Philip Kerr
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2018
 43 
Mike Scott
(Scottish Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Mike Scott
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 44 
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
(British Advocate, Independent Whig Politician and Former Secretary of State for War (1794 - 1801))
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1742
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 28, 1811
 45 
KT Tunstall
(Musician and Singer-Songwriter)
KT Tunstall
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 46 
Nina Nesbitt
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Nina Nesbitt
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
 47 
John Law
(economist, banker, statistician)
John Law
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1671
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 21, 1729
 48 
Eric Lomax
(Writer, Screenwriter)
Eric Lomax
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 8, 2012
 49 
Kenneth Grahame
(Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)
Kenneth Grahame
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 6, 1932
 50 
Robert Knox
(Military physician)
Robert Knox
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 20, 1862