List of famous Scottish People with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

08 February 1587

Linlithgow Palace

Sagittarius

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
(Actor)

21 April 1979

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Taurus

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aries

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

17 January 1984

Dumfries, Scotland

Capricorn

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

Pisces

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler

13 November 1969

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

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

25 November 1835

11 August 1919

Dunfermline

Sagittarius

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

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

1270 AD

23 August 1305

Elderslie

David HumeDavid Hume
(Philosopher & Historian)

26 April 1711

25 August 1776

Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain

Taurus

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

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

03 December 1894

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scorpio

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881

11 March 1955

Lochfield, Ayrshire, Scotland

Leo

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

10 April 1512

14 December 1542

Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Aries

Alan CummingAlan Cumming
(Actor)

27 January 1965

Aberfeldy

Aquarius

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

James WattJames Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)

19 January 1736

25 August 1819

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Capricorn

Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter)

25 December 1954

Capricorn

John KnoxJohn Knox
(Protestant Leader)

1514 AD

24 November 1572

Near Haddington, East Lothian,, Kingdom of Scotland

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
(Comedian)

24 November 1942

Anderston

Sagittarius

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
(Explorer, Missionary)

19 March 1813

01 May 1873

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Pisces

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Leo

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
(Engineer)

13 August 1888

14 June 1946

Helensburgh

Leo

John NapierJohn Napier
(Inventor of Logarithms)

01 February 1550

04 April 1617

Merchiston Tower, Edinburgh

Aquarius

Lena ZavaroniLena Zavaroni
(Singer)

04 November 1963

01 October 1999

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

Scorpio

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)

04 December 1795

05 February 1881

Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland1

Sagittarius

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

21 February 1945

Tianjin

Capricorn

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

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Scotland

Gemini

David I of ScotlandDavid I of Scotland
(Ruler)

1083 AD

24 May 1153

Scotland

Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
(American Detective)

25 August 1819

01 July 1884

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

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

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith
(British writer)

24 August 1948

Bulawayo, Rhodesia

Virgo

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
(Former Football Player & Football Analyst)

13 June 1955

Alloa

Gemini

Tom ContiTom Conti
(Actor)

22 November 1941

Paisley, Scotland

Scorpio

William RamsayWilliam Ramsay
(Chemist)

02 October 1852

23 July 1916

Glasgow

Libra

Thomas TelfordThomas Telford
(Civil Engineer)

09 August 1757

02 September 1834

Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Leo

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

10 September 1985

Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Libra

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)

31 March 1844

20 July 1912

Selkirk

Aries

Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
(Actress)

07 September 1981

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

Robert BrownRobert Brown
(Botanist)

21 December 1773

10 June 1858

Montrose

Sagittarius

Alexander BainAlexander Bain
(Inventor of Electric Clock)

01 October 1811

02 January 1877

Watten

Libra

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)

02 September 1812

23 January 1878

Keir, Dumfries and Galloway

Virgo

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

06 September 1876

16 March 1935

Clunie, Perthshire, Scotland

Virgo

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
(Mathematician & Physicist)

13 June 1831

05 November 1879

Edinburgh, Scotland

Gemini

John Rennie the ElderJohn Rennie the Elder
(Civil Engineer)

07 June 1761

04 October 1821

Phantassie

Gemini

Alexander Bain - PhilosopherAlexander Bain - Philosopher
(Scottish philosopher)

11 June 1818

18 September 1903

Aberdeen

Gemini

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham
(Poet & Author)

13 July 1791

27 June 1839

London

Cancer

Sir James W. BlackSir James W. Black
(Pharmacologist)

14 June 1924

22 March 2010

Uddingston, United Kingdom

Gemini

James Young ChemistJames Young (Chemist)
(Chemist)

13 July 1811

13 May 1883

Glasgow

Cancer

FishFish
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet)

25 April 1958

Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

Taurus

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell

David MoyesDavid Moyes
(Association football player, Association football manager)

25 April 1963

Glasgow

Taurus

Duncan I of ScotlandDuncan I of Scotland
(King)

1001 AD

14 August 1040

Scotland, United Kingdom

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison
(Comics writer, Writer, Science fiction writer)

31 January 1960

Glasgow

Aquarius

Elizabeth FraserElizabeth Fraser
(singer)

29 August 1959

Grangemouth

Virgo

Adrienne CorriAdrienne Corri
(stage actor, film actor)

13 November 1930

13 March 2016

Glasgow

Scorpio

James HuttonJames Hutton
(Geologist)

03 June 1726

26 March 1797

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Gemini

Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Margaret of Scotland
(English princess)

1045 AD

16 November 1093

Mecsekn√°dasd, Hungary

Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson
Matt BusbyMatt Busby
(Association football player, Association football manager)

26 May 1909

20 January 1994

Bellshill

Gemini

Peter ManuelPeter Manuel
(Serial killer)

13 March 1927

11 July 1958

New York City, New York, United States

Pisces

Edwyn CollinsEdwyn Collins
(musician, guitarist, songwriter)

23 August 1959

Edinburgh

Leo

Effie GrayEffie Gray
(Model)

07 May 1828

23 December 1897

Perth, United Kingdom

Taurus

Duns ScotusDuns Scotus
(philosopher, theologian, writer, cleric, university teacher, Catholic priest)

1265 AD

08 December 1308

Duns

Ryan GauldRyan Gauld
(Association football player)

16 December 1995

Aberdeen

Sagittarius

Sandi ThomSandi Thom
(Singer, Songwriter)

11 August 1981

Banff

Leo

Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
(actor, film actor)

29 November 1983

Edinburgh

Sagittarius

Alistair MacleanAlistair Maclean
(Novelist)

21 April 1922

02 February 1987

Glasgow

Taurus

Alexander SelkirkAlexander Selkirk
(Royal Navy officer, Sailor)

1676 AD

25 January 1721

Lower Largo, United Kingdom

Chris SawyerChris Sawyer
(engineer, programmer)

27 October 1967

Scorpio

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
(Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Inventor, Writer, University teacher, Biographer)

11 December 1781

10 February 1868

Jedburgh

Sagittarius

Leon JacksonLeon Jackson
(Singer, Jazz musician)

30 December 1988

Whitburn

Capricorn

Morven ChristieMorven Christie
(stage actor, film actor)

1979 AD

Helensburgh

Kate DickieKate Dickie
(stage actor, film actor)

04 July 1971

East Kilbride

Cancer

Sean BiggerstaffSean Biggerstaff
(Actor, Musician)

15 March 1983

Glasgow

Pisces

John Murray, 4th Earl of DunmoreJohn Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
(politician)

1730 AD

25 February 1809

Scotland

James MillJames Mill
Jimmy McCullochJimmy McCulloch
(Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist)

04 June 1953

27 September 1979

Dumbarton

Gemini

Tony WattTony Watt
(Association football player)

29 December 1993

Coatbridge

Capricorn

Grant KirkhopeGrant Kirkhope
(Composer)

10 July 1962

Edinburgh

Cancer

Iain CookIain Cook
(guitarist, record producer, composer)

02 November 1974

Scorpio

Thomas ReidThomas Reid

Philip KerrPhilip Kerr
(Writer, Poet lawyer, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

22 February 1956

Edinburgh

Pisces

Steve KeanSteve Kean
(Association football player, Association football manager)

30 September 1967

Glasgow

Libra

Joseph BlackJoseph Black
(Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher)

16 April 1728

06 December 1799

Bordeaux

Aries

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(Urban planner, Sociologist)

02 October 1854

17 April 1932

Ballater

Libra

Bobby GillespieBobby Gillespie
(Singer)

22 June 1962

Glasgow

Cancer

James McFaddenJames McFadden
(Association football player)

14 April 1983

Glasgow

Aries

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
(Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer, Scientist)

26 December 1780

28 November 1872

Jedburgh

Capricorn

Abdalqadir as-SufiAbdalqadir as-Sufi
(theologian, philosopher, actor)

1930 AD

Ayr

John NewmanJohn Newman
(singer, songwriter, musician)

16 June 1990

Scottland

Gemini

Billy MacKenzieBilly MacKenzie

27 March 1957

22 January 1997

Dundee

Aries

Ali SmithAli Smith
(writer)

1962 AD

Inverness

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