Top 30 most important and famous people from Scotland

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Scotland
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Last updated: February 9, 2023
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The national poet of Scotland, known for his poems written in Scots language
Robert Burns
Enlightenment philosopher and historian who is best known for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism and naturalism
David Hume
Historian and writer, author of Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley and Old Mortality
Walter Scott
Writer, creator of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Writer, author of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
Minister, reformed theologian and writer who was the leader of the country's Reformation
John Knox
Knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence
William Wallace
Queen of Scotland from 1542 until her forced abdication in 1567
The first king of Scotland and England unified
James VI/James I
Christian missionary and explorer of Africa, one of the most popular British heroes of the Victorian era
David Livingstone
First Minister of Scotland from 2014
Nicola Sturgeon
Engineer, inventor of steam engine
James Watt
Engineer, inventor of the telephone
Alexander Graham Bell
Microbiologist, who discovered the world's first antibiotic substance, the penicillin.
Alexander Fleming
Mathematician responsible for the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, which was the first theory to describe electricity, magnetism and light as different manifestations of the same phenomenon
James Maxwell
The first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond on film
Sean Connery
Actor famous for his roles in Olympus Has Fallen and 300
Gerard Butler
Actor famous for his roles in Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge!
Ewan McGregor
Lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980
Bon Scott
Founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and only remaining original member of the hard rock band AC/DC
Angus Young
Singer, Giant, Summer
Calvin Harris
Chef known for presenting Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef
Gordon Ramsay
Football manager of Manchester United from 1986 to 2013
Alex Ferguson
Footballer, legend of Manchester United, winner of Ballon d'Or in 1964
Denis Law
Footballer, legend of Liverpool in 1980s
Kenny Dalglish
Footballer of Liverpool, captain of Scotland National Team
Andrew Robertson
Tennis player, winner of three Grand Slam titles
Andy Murray
Driver, three times Formula One champion in 1960s/1970s
Jackie Stewart
Economist, pioneer of political economy named The Father of Capitalism
Adam Smith
Industrialist and philanthropist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late XIX century and became one of the richest Americans in history
Andrew Carnegie
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