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.
Mary, Queen of ScotsMary, Queen of Scots
08 December 1542
Queen of Scotland
Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor
31 March 1971

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
21 April 1979
Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996

Robert the BruceRobert the Bruce
11 July 1274
King of Scotland

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
William WallaceWilliam Wallace
1270 AD
Patriot, Revolutionary Fighter, Knight, De facto

Rose LeslieRose Leslie
09 February 1987
Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
31 December 1941
Former Manager of Manchester United

Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald
23 February 1976

Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
25 December 1954

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
25 November 1835
Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a

David ByrneDavid Byrne
14 May 1952
American-Scottish musician
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
03 March 1847
Inventor of Telephone

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
24 November 1942
Stand-up Comedian

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
27 January 1965
Adam SmithAdam Smith
16 June 1723
Economist and Philosopher

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946
Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
28 November 1489
Queen Consort of Scotland

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
01 April 1961
Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
14 April 1958

Dougray ScottDougray Scott
26 November 1965
Sheena EastonSheena Easton
27 April 1959
Singer, Actress

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
17 January 1984
Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850
Novelist, Poet
Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
06 August 1881
Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin

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David HumeDavid Hume
26 April 1711
Philosopher & Historian
John MuirJohn Muir
21 April 1838

James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
10 April 1512
Former King of Scotland

Marti PellowMarti Pellow
23 March 1965

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
19 March 1813
Explorer, Missionary
Effie GrayEffie Gray
07 May 1828
Eric LiddellEric Liddell
16 January 1902

David MoyesDavid Moyes
25 April 1963
Football Coach

James CosmoJames Cosmo
27 October 1947

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771
Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759
Poet and Lyricist

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
27 March 1971
Racecar Driver

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

James WattJames Watt
19 January 1736
Inventor of Steam Engine

James IV of ScotlandJames IV of Scotland
17 March 1473
Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
07 November 1950

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
13 June 1955
Former Football Player & Football Analyst
John KnoxJohn Knox
1514 AD
Protestant Leader

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
02 September 1913
Scottish Footballer and Manager

Sawney BeanSawney Bean
John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
13 August 1888

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
04 December 1795
Neil ConneryNeil Connery
01 January 1938

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
09 February 1957
Scottish football manager

Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
19 November 1965

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

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
25 August 1819
American Detective
Lena ZavaroniLena Zavaroni
04 November 1963

Kate DickieKate Dickie
04 July 1971

Tom ContiTom Conti
22 November 1941

Duncan FergusonDuncan Ferguson
27 December 1971
Football Player
David II of ScotlandDavid II of Scotland
05 March 1324
King of Scotland

Henry Frederick, Prince of WalesHenry Frederick, Prince of Wales
19 February 1594
Prince of Wales
Ken StottKen Stott
19 October 1954

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

James II of ScotlandJames II of Scotland
16 October 1430
King of Scots
James III of ScotlandJames III of Scotland
10 July 1451
King of Scotland

Alexander SelkirkAlexander Selkirk
1676 AD
William McMaster MurdochWilliam McMaster Murdoch
28 February 1873
First Officer of RMS Titanic

Georgia KingGeorgia King
18 November 1986

Jock SteinJock Stein
05 October 1922
Football Manager

Robert III of ScotlandRobert III of Scotland
1337 AD
King of Scotland
R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
07 October 1927

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868

Robert ListonRobert Liston
28 October 1794

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith
24 August 1948
British writer
Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
07 September 1981
Malcolm III of ScotlandMalcolm III of Scotland
26 March 1031

Allan Octavian HumeAllan Octavian Hume
04 June 1829
Founder of Indian National Congress

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
23 December 1986
Mixed Martial Artist

Charles KennedyCharles Kennedy
25 November 1959
Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
John NapierJohn Napier
01 February 1550
Inventor of Logarithms

Chloe PirrieChloe Pirrie
25 August 1987

Hans MathesonHans Matheson
07 August 1975

Fiona LoudonFiona Loudon
05 May 1968
Daniel Craig's Ex-Wife

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
17 August 1958
Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland
Robert I of ScotlandRobert I of Scotland
11 July 1274
King of Scotland

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
09 August 1757
Civil Engineer
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
28 November 1983
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician
Liz McColganLiz McColgan
24 May 1964