University Of Glasgow

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Glasgow. The list includes people like Alistair Maclean, Nikki Cross, Mark Millar, Neil Oliver & John Cairncross. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, leaders, writers, intellectuals & academics and physicians etc.
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 1 
Adam Smith
(Economist)
Adam Smith
25
Birthdate: June 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: July 17, 1790
 2 
Gerard Butler
33
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
David Livingstone
(Physician, Explorer)
David Livingstone
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: May 1, 1873
 4 
Nikki Cross
(Wrestler)
Nikki Cross
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
Emeli Sandé
(R&B Singer Best Remebered for her Album 'Our Vision of Events')
Emeli Sandé
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Liam Fox
(British Politician and the Member of Parliament for North Somerset)
Liam Fox
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Kilbride, Scotland
 7 
Vince Cable
(Political Leader)
Vince Cable
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: York, England, UK
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Neil Oliver
(Scottish TV Presenter, Archaeologist and Host of BBC Documentary Series 'A History of Scotland' and 'Vikings')
Neil Oliver
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Renfrew, Scotland
 9 
William Ramsay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 23, 1916
 10 
James Boswell
(Best Known for His Biography of His Friend and Older Contemporary the English Writer 'Samuel Johnson')
James Boswell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 19, 1795
 11 
Alistair Maclean
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: February 2, 1987
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Mark Millar
(Comic Book Writer)
Mark Millar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
(Nigerian Politician, Businessman, and Publisher)
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died: July 7, 1998
 14 
A. J. Cronin
(Scottish Novelist Best Known for His Novel 'The Citadel')
A. J. Cronin
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardross, Scotland
Died: January 6, 1981
 15 
Laura Muir
(Middle distance runner, Long-distance runner)
Laura Muir
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Katherine Grainger
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
(Astrophysicist who discovered the first radio pulsars and was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 until 2004)
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lurgan, Northern Ireland
 18 
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1905-08))
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: April 22, 1908
 19 
James Wilson
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States & a Signatory of the Declaration of Independence)
James Wilson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1742
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Died: August 21, 1798
 20 
Danny Bhoy
(Comedian)
Danny Bhoy
1
Birthdate: January 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moffat, Scotland
 21 
William Boyd
(Novelist)
William Boyd
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accra, Gold Coast (British colony) Gold Coast
 22 
Increase Mather
(Clergyman)
Increase Mather
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1639
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Massachusetts Bay Colony, United States
Died: August 23, 1723
 23 
Nicola Sturgeon
(First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party)
Nicola Sturgeon
15
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
John Buchan
(15th Governor General of Canada (1935 -1940))
John Buchan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: February 11, 1940
 25 
Cosmo Gordon Lang
(Archbishop)
Cosmo Gordon Lang
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Died: December 5, 1945
 26 
Tobias Smollett
(Scottish Poet and Author Best Known for Picaresque Novels)
Tobias Smollett
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Renton, Scotland
Died: September 17, 1771
 27 
Joseph Dalton Hooker
(British Botanist, Explorer and Founder of Geographical Botany)
Joseph Dalton Hooker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Died: December 10, 1911
 28 
John Cairncross
(British Civil Servant Who Was Accused of Being a Soviet Spy)
John Cairncross
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
Died: October 8, 1995
 29 
Andrew Watson
(World's first black person to play association football at international level)
Andrew Watson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
Died: March 8, 1921
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Charles Kennedy
(British Leader of the Liberal Democrats)
Charles Kennedy
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
Died: June 1, 2015
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 31 
Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barajali, The Gambia
Died: August 27, 2019
 32 
Francis Hutcheson
(Philosopher, Economist)
Francis Hutcheson
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1694
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saintfield, County Down, Ulster, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1747
 33 
Joanna Baillie
(Scottish Poet and Dramatist Best Known by Her Plays on the Passions)
Joanna Baillie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1762
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Scotland
Died: February 23, 1851
 34 
Thomas Campbell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 15, 1844
 35 
James McGill
(Scottish Canadian Businessman and Philanthropist, Best Known for Being the Founder of 'McGill University')
James McGill
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1744
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: December 19, 1813
 36 
Regina Ip
(Non-official Member of the Executive Council of Hongkong)
Regina Ip
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 37 
Colin Bryce
(Former Great Britain Olympic Bobsledder)
Colin Bryce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 38 
John Rankin
(Governor of the British Virgin Islands)
John Rankin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England
 39 
Alexander Campbell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1788
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Broughshane, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: March 4, 1866
 40 
Donald Campbell Dewar
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: October 11, 2000
Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1629
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalkeith, Scotland
Died: June 30, 1685
 42 
Helen MacInnes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland,United Kingdom
Died: September 30, 1985
 43 
William Hunter
(Physician)
William Hunter
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1718
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Calderwood, Scotland
Died: March 30, 1783
 44 
Craig Reedie
(Sports Administrator)
Craig Reedie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stirling, Scotland
 45 
Edwin Morgan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: August 17, 2010
 46 
Donald Kaberuka
(Economist)
Donald Kaberuka
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Byumba, Rwanda
 47 
David Beaton
(Scottish cardinal and statesman)
David Beaton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Died: May 29, 1546
 48 
Robert Stirling
(Clergyman)
Robert Stirling
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1878
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce
1
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: January 22, 1922
 50 
John Scott Russell
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 9, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 8, 1882