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

Rose LeslieRose Leslie
(Actress)

09 February 1987

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

James McAvoyJames McAvoy
(Actor)

21 April 1979

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler

13 November 1969

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor

31 March 1971

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
(Actress)

16 April 1996

Peter CapaldiPeter Capaldi
(Actor)

14 April 1958

David McCallumDavid McCallum
(Actor)

19 September 1933

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

1270 AD

Kelly MacdonaldKelly Macdonald
(Actress)

23 February 1976

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Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

Margaret TudorMargaret Tudor
(Queen Consort of Scotland)

28 November 1489

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

25 November 1835

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

Susan BoyleSusan Boyle
(Singer)

01 April 1961

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Alan CummingAlan Cumming
(Actor)

27 January 1965

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)

24 November 1942

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

31 March 1955

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

17 January 1984

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter)

25 December 1954

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David ByrneDavid Byrne
(American-Scottish musician)

14 May 1952

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

David HumeDavid Hume
(Philosopher & Historian)

26 April 1711

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

10 April 1512

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming
(Biologist, Pharmacologist, Discovered Penicillin)

06 August 1881

Sheena EastonSheena Easton
(Singer, Actress)

27 April 1959

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John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

Dougray ScottDougray Scott
(Actor)

26 November 1965

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

Douglas HenshallDouglas Henshall
(Actor)

19 November 1965

David MoyesDavid Moyes
(Football Coach)

25 April 1963

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
(Explorer, Missionary)

19 March 1813

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James WattJames Watt
(Inventor of Steam Engine)

19 January 1736

John KnoxJohn Knox
(Protestant Leader)

1514 AD

David CoulthardDavid Coulthard
(Racecar Driver)

27 March 1971

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
(Actress)

07 November 1950

Marti PellowMarti Pellow
(Singer)

23 March 1965

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Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

Sawney BeanSawney Bean
(Criminal)

David I of ScotlandDavid I of Scotland
(Ruler)

1083 AD

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird
(Engineer)

13 August 1888

Eric LiddellEric Liddell

16 January 1902

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)

04 December 1795

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Allan PinkertonAllan Pinkerton
(American Detective)

25 August 1819

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

16 October 1430

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

07 October 1927

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

19 February 1594

Jock SteinJock Stein
(Football Manager)

05 October 1922

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan
(Scottish football manager)

09 February 1957

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John NapierJohn Napier
(Inventor of Logarithms)

01 February 1550

Alan HansenAlan Hansen
(Former Football Player & Football Analyst)

13 June 1955

Tom ContiTom Conti
(Actor)

22 November 1941

Alexander McCall SmithAlexander McCall Smith
(British writer)

24 August 1948

Lena ZavaroniLena Zavaroni
(Singer)

04 November 1963

Joanne CalderwoodJoanne Calderwood
(Mixed Martial Artist)

23 December 1986

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Marianna PalkaMarianna Palka
(Actress)

07 September 1981

James WilsonJames Wilson
(Founding Fathers of the United States)

14 September 1742

Eilish McColganEilish McColgan
(Athlete)

25 November 1990

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

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Liz McColganLiz McColgan
(Athlete)

24 May 1964

Andrew LangAndrew Lang
(Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic)

31 March 1844

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

17 August 1958

Kirkpatrick MacmillanKirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)

02 September 1812

Ethan HamiltonEthan Hamilton
(Footballer)

18 October 1998

Scott majorScott major
(YouTube Gamer)

10 November 1995

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Alexander BainAlexander Bain
(Inventor of Electric Clock)

01 October 1811

Lee CarsonLee Carson
(YouTube Gamer)

10 February 1999

James MaxwellJames Maxwell
(Mathematician & Physicist)

13 June 1831