Famous People Born In Edinburgh

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 1 Sean Connery

Sean Connery
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 31, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell
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Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 2, 1922

 3 Tony Blair

Tony Blair
13
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 3, 1894

 5 David Hume

David Hume
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Famous As: Philosopher & Historian
Birthdate: April 26, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 25, 1776

 6 James Maxwell

James Maxwell
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician & Physicist
Birthdate: June 13, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 5, 1879

 7 Iain Glen

Iain Glen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 Walter Scott

Walter Scott
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 21, 1832

 10 Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: May 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 11 Ronnie Corbett

Ronnie Corbett
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Famous As: Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor, Cabaret artist, Aviator
Birthdate: December 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 31, 2016
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 12 Ewen Bremner

Ewen Bremner
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Neil Connery

Neil Connery
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 Ken Stott

Ken Stott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 15 Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sport cyclist, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 Gail Porter

Gail Porter
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Famous As: Television Presenter of Shows like 'Fully Booked', 'The Movie Chart Show' and 'The Big Breakfast'
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 A. A. Gill

A. A. Gill
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: June 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 10, 2016

 18 Kirsty Gallacher

Kirsty Gallacher
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Famous As: TV Presenter who has co-presented The Great British Breakfast on GB News since June 2021
Birthdate: January 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 19 John Leslie

John Leslie
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Famous As: presenter
Birthdate: February 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces

 20 Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo

 21 Mark Bonnar

Mark Bonnar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries

 23 Chloe Pirrie

Chloe Pirrie
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Emun Elliott

Emun Elliott
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 25 Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 19, 1976
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 26 Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 27 Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson
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Famous As: Scottish actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 6, 1990

 28 James Boswell

James Boswell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: October 18, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 19, 1795

 29 Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes
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Famous As: Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 1958

 30 Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: musician, guitarist, songwriter
Birthdate: August 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo

 31 Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 32 James Hutton

James Hutton
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: June 3, 1726
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 26, 1797

 33 Laurel Coppock

Laurel Coppock
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 34 Michael Gove

Michael Gove
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Judge
Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

 35 Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 36 Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay Duncan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 37 Hannah Gordon

Hannah Gordon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries

 38 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Died: April 14, 1578

 39 Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author Best Known for His 'Bernie Gunther' Series of Historical Detective Thrillers
Birthdate: February 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2018

 40 Davey Johnstone

Davey Johnstone
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Banjoist, Mandolinist, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus

 41 Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra

 42 John Law

John Law
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Famous As: economist, banker, statistician
Birthdate: April 21, 1671
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 21, 1729

 43 KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: June 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 44 Nina Nesbitt

Nina Nesbitt
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer

 45 Eric Lomax

Eric Lomax
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 8, 2012

 46 Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: November 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 47 Lou Macari

Lou Macari
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

 48 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: April 28, 1742
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 28, 1811

 49 Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 50 Robert Knox

Robert Knox
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Military physician
Birthdate: September 4, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 20, 1862