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.
Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress
Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots
08 December 1542
Queen of Scotland

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald
23 February 1976
Actress

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979
Actor
Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971
Actor

Rose LeslieRose Leslie
09 February 1987
Actress
William WallaceWilliam Wallace
1270 AD
Military Leader

Robert the BruceRobert the Bruce
11 July 1274
King of Scotland
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941
Former Manager of Manchester United

Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon
19 July 1970
First Minister of Scotland

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
24 November 1942
Stand-up Comedian

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
 

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician
Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847
Inventor of Telephone

Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489
Queen Consort of Scotland

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a
Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
25 December 1954
Singer-songwriter

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
27 January 1965
Actor

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
14 April 1958
Actor
Adam SmithAdam Smith
16 June 1723
Economist and Philosopher

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963
Football Coach
David ByrneDavid Byrne
14 May 1952
American-Scottish musician

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Singer

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850
Novelist, Poet
Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter

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James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
10 April 1512
Former King of Scotland
Andrew NeilAndrew Neil
21 May 1949
Journalist

Dougray ScottDougray Scott
26 November 1965
Actor

David HumeDavid Hume
26 April 1711
Philosopher & Historian

James CosmoJames Cosmo
27 October 1947
Actor
Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson
27 December 1971
Football Player
Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
06 August 1881
Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin

Thomas DohertyThomas Doherty
21 April 1995
Actor

Sheena EastonSheena Easton
27 April 1959
Singer, Actress

Ken StottKen Stott
19 October 1954
Actor
Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
07 November 1950
Actress

John MuirJohn Muir
21 April 1838
Naturalist

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
13 June 1831
Mathematician & Physicist

Sawney BeanSawney Bean
 
Criminal

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473
King
David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
19 March 1813
Explorer, Missionary

Marti PellowMarti Pellow
23 March 1965
Singer
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759
Poet and Lyricist
John KnoxJohn Knox
1514 AD
Protestant Leader

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771
Novelist
James WattJames Watt
19 January 1736
Inventor of Steam Engine

Robert II of ScotlandRobert II of Scotland
02 March 1316
King of Scots

Effie GrayEffie Gray
07 May 1828
Artist

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Eric LiddellEric Liddell
16 January 1902
 
Alexander SelkirkAlexander Selkirk
1676 AD
Castaway

John A. MacdonaldJohn A. Macdonald
11 January 1815
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
25 November 1959
Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
04 December 1795
Philosopher
David II of ScotlandDavid II of Scotland
05 March 1324
King of Scotland

James II of ScotlandJames II of Scotland
16 October 1430
King of Scots
John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888
Engineer

James I of ScotlandJames I of Scotland
10 December 1394
King of Scotland

Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
19 November 1965
Actor
James III of ScotlandJames III of Scotland
10 July 1451
King of Scotland

Chloe PirrieChloe Pirrie
25 August 1987
Actress
Robert III of ScotlandRobert III of Scotland
1337 AD
King of Scotland

Henry Frederick, Prince of WalesHenry Frederick, Prince of Wales
19 February 1594
Prince of Wales

Georgia KingGeorgia King
18 November 1986
Actress
Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957
Scottish football manager

William McMaster MurdochWilliam McMaster Murdoch
28 February 1873
First Officer of RMS Titanic
Kate DickieKate Dickie
04 July 1971
Actress

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
25 August 1819
American Detective

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
13 June 1955
Former Football Player & Football Analyst

Tom ContiTom Conti
22 November 1941
Actor
Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922
Football Manager

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean
21 April 1922
Novelist

Lena ZavaroniLena Zavaroni
04 November 1963
Singer

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith
24 August 1948
British writer
Neil ConneryNeil Connery
01 January 1938
Actor

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927
Psychiatrist

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Robert ListonRobert Liston
28 October 1794
Surgeon

John NapierJohn Napier
01 February 1550
Inventor of Logarithms
Allan Octavian HumeAllan Octavian Hume
04 June 1829
Founder of Indian National Congress

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist
Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
07 September 1981
Actress

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
28 November 1983
Actor
Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
09 August 1757
Civil Engineer
Hans MathesonHans Matheson
07 August 1975
Actor