Famous Scottish Entrepreneurs

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 1 Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie.
Famous As: Industrialist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a major Philanthropist.
Birthdate: November 25, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline
Died: August 11, 1919
Andrew Carnegie revolutionized the 19th-century steel industry by investing in railroads, bridges, and other projects. He donated most of his wealth to philanthropic causes, and built significant establishments, such as the Carnegie Hall and the Carnegie Mellon University. In the Gospel of Wealth, he urged the wealthy to donate.

 2 Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell.
Famous As: Inventor of Telephone
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: August 2, 1922

Alexander Graham Bell was a scientist, inventor, and engineer. He is credited with inventing the first functional telephone. He is also credited with co-founding America's major telephone company AT&T, which has been going strong since 1885. Bell's later life was marked by his groundbreaking work in aeronautics, hydrofoils, and optical telecommunications. He was also an ardent supporter of compulsory sterilization.

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 3 David Dunbar Buick

David Dunbar Buick.
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: September 17, 1854
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arbroath, Scotland
Died: March 5, 1929

 4 John Galt

John Galt.
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 2, 1779
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: April 11, 1839

 5 Robert William Thomson

Robert William Thomson.
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: June 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonehaven, Scotland
Died: March 8, 1873

 6 Robert Livingston the Elder

Robert Livingston the Elder
Famous As: Official
Birthdate: December 13, 1654
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ancrum, near Jedburgh, County of Roxburgh, Scotland
Died: October 1, 1728

 7 James Young (Chemist)

James Young (Chemist).
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: May 13, 1883
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 8 John Ogilby

John Ogilby
Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: November 17, 1600
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: September 4, 1676

 9 Imogen Bankier

Imogen Bankier
Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: November 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 10 Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll

Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 1, 1682
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ham House, England
Died: April 15, 1761

 11 Sir Charles Ross, 9th Baronet

Sir Charles Ross, 9th Baronet
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Balnagown Castle, Scotland
Died: June 29, 1942

 12 Walter Scott

Walter Scott
Famous As: Businessperson, Nuclear physicist
Birthdate: April 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scotland

 13 Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet

Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet
Famous As: Shipping Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 10, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 2, 1890

 14 William Blackwood

William Blackwood
Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: November 20, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 16, 1834

 15 Colin Macfarquhar

Colin Macfarquhar
Famous As: Scottish printer
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 2, 1793

 16 Donald Currie

Donald Currie
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 17, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: April 13, 1909

 17 George Bannatyne

George Bannatyne
Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: 1545 AD
Birthplace: Newtyle, Scotland
Died: 1608 AD