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
(Queen of Scotland)

08 December 1542

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
(Actor)

21 April 1979

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

William WallaceWilliam Wallace
(Patriot, Revolutionary Fighter, Knight, De facto Ruler of Scotland)

1270 AD

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler

13 November 1969

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 November 1942

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
(Actress)

16 April 1996

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
(Singer)

01 April 1961

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Andrew CarnegieAndrew Carnegie
(Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.)

25 November 1835

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

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Rose LeslieRose Leslie
(Actress)

09 February 1987

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
(Actor)

27 January 1965

David McCallumDavid McCallum
(Actor)

19 September 1933

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Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter)

25 December 1954

Calvin HarrisCalvin Harris
(Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter)

17 January 1984

Angus YoungAngus Young
(Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC)

31 March 1955

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
(Actor)

14 April 1958

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

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David ByrneDavid Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)

14 May 1952

David HumeDavid Hume
(Philosopher & Historian)

26 April 1711

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881

Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
(Queen Consort of Scotland)

28 November 1489

James V of ScotlandJames V of Scotland
(Former King of Scotland)

10 April 1512

David MoyesDavid Moyes
(Football Coach)

25 April 1963

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Dougray ScottDougray Scott
(Actor)

26 November 1965

James WattJames Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)

19 January 1736

John KnoxJohn Knox
(Protestant Leader)

1514 AD

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
(Explorer, Missionary)

19 March 1813

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

James II of ScotlandJames II of Scotland
(King of Scots)

16 October 1430

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Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

Sheena EastonSheena Easton
(Singer, Actress)

27 April 1959

David I of ScotlandDavid I of Scotland
(Ruler)

1083 AD

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
(American Detective)

25 August 1819

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
(Engineer)

13 August 1888

Sawney BeanSawney Bean
(Criminal)

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Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)

04 December 1795

Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
(Actor)

19 November 1965

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
(Racecar Driver)

27 March 1971

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
(Mixed Martial Artist)

23 December 1986

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

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Alan HansenAlan Hansen
(Former Football Player & Football Analyst)

13 June 1955

Henry Frederick, Prince of WalesHenry Frederick, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

19 February 1594

John NapierJohn Napier
(Inventor of Logarithms)

01 February 1550

Tom ContiTom Conti
(Actor)

22 November 1941

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)

09 February 1957

Fred GoodwinFred Goodwin
(Former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland)

17 August 1958

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Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
(Actress)

07 September 1981

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith
(British writer)

24 August 1948

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

Lena ZavaroniLena Zavaroni
(Singer)

04 November 1963

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

07 October 1927

James WilsonJames Wilson
(Founding Fathers of the United States)

14 September 1742

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Joan TemplemanJoan Templeman
(Richard Branson's Wife)

1948 AD

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)

09 August 1757

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Writer & Physician)

22 May 1859

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)

31 March 1844

Connor BallConnor Ball
(Bassist)

15 March 1996

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)

02 September 1812

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Eilish McColganEilish McColgan
(Athlete)

25 November 1990

Liz McColganLiz McColgan
(Athlete)

24 May 1964

Alexander BainAlexander Bain
(Inventor of Electric Clock)

01 October 1811

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
(Mathematician & Physicist)

13 June 1831

Robert BrownRobert Brown
(Botanist)

21 December 1773

John Rennie the ElderJohn Rennie the Elder
(Civil Engineer)

07 June 1761

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Lee CarsonLee Carson
(YouTube Gamer)

10 February 1999

John James Rickard MacleodJohn James Rickard Macleod
(Biochemist & Physiologist)

06 September 1876

Thomas DohertyThomas Doherty
(Actor)

21 April 1995