Famous Scottish Military Leaders

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 1 William Wallace

William Wallace.
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 1270 AD
Birthplace: Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: August 23, 1305

William Wallace was a Scottish knight who played an important role in the First War of Scottish Independence. Since his death, Wallace has been viewed as an iconic figure whose story of bravery and valor has inspired several works of art, including the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart. Wallace has also inspired video games and brewery companies, such is his popularity.

 2 James IV of Scotland

James IV of Scotland.
Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 17, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stirling Castle, Stirling,Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: September 9, 1513

James IV of Scotland reigned as the king of Scotland from 1488 until his death in 1513. Although his reign ended at the Battle of Flodden, where he was defeated, James is widely considered the most successful monarch of Scotland from the House of Stewart

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 3 Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw.
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

 4 John Balliol, King of Scotland

John Balliol, King of Scotland.
Birthdate: 1249 AD
Died: November 25, 1314

 5 Andrew Moray

Andrew Moray.
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: October 31, 1297

 6 John Comyn III of Badenoch

John Comyn III of Badenoch
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 1274 AD
Birthplace: Badenoch
Died: February 10, 1306

 7 Edward Bruce

Edward Bruce
Famous As: Former High King of Ireland
Birthdate: 1275 AD
Died: October 14, 1318
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 8 James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 25, 1612
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 21, 1650

 9 Lord George Murray

Lord George Murray
Famous As: Scottish general
Birthdate: October 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huntingtower, Scotland
Died: October 11, 1760

 10 John Ross

John Ross
Famous As: Navy Officer
Birthdate: June 24, 1777
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Balsarroch, Scotland
Died: August 30, 1856

 11 James Hamilton, 1st earl of Arran

James Hamilton, 1st earl of Arran
Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1475 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: 1529 AD

 12 Thomas Brisbane

Thomas Brisbane
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: July 23, 1773
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: January 27, 1860

 13 Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas

Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: 1369 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: August 17, 1424

 14 John Erskine, 6th earl of Mar

John Erskine, 6th earl of Mar
Famous As: Scottish noble
Birthdate: January 31, 1675
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alloa, Scotland
Died: April 30, 1732

 15 Reginald Wingate

Reginald Wingate
Famous As: General
Birthdate: June 25, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Glasgow, Scotland
Died: January 29, 1953

 16 Ewen Cameron of Lochiel

Ewen Cameron of Lochiel
Famous As: Highland chieftain
Birthdate: January 31, 1629
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lochiel, Scotland
Died: January 31, 1719

 17 John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton

John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: 1608 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: June 3, 1674

 18 Patrick Ruthven, 1st Earl of Forth

Patrick Ruthven, 1st Earl of Forth
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: 1573 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: February 2, 1651