Famous Edinburgh Folk

This part of Edinburgh-folk will have little stories about the past & present famous people who were either born or were/are residents of our lovely town
Hopefully this site will keep expanding as we have time to type in any of the information we can research
John Knox, 1505-72. THEOLOGIAN & PREACHER
Allan Ramsay the Elder, 1686-1758. POET
David Hume, 1711-76. PHILOSOPHER & HISTORIAN
Allan Ramsay the Younger, 1713-84. PAINTER
Adam Smith, 1723-90. ECONOMIST
Robert Adam, 1728-92. ARCHITECT
James Boswell, 1740-95. WRITER
Robert Fergusson, 1750-74. POET
Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832. WRITER
William Playfair, 1789-1857. ARCHITECT
David Octavius Hill, 1802-70. PAINTER & BIOGRAPHER
James Clerk Maxwell, 1831-79. PHYSICIST
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922. INVENTOR
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-94. WRITER
Sir Patrick Geddes, 1854-1932. PLANNER
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930. WRITER
Elsie Inglis, 1864-1917. MEDICAL PIONEER
Sir Harry Lauder, 1870-1950. ENTERTAINER
Muriel Spark, 1918-. WRITER
Dorothy Dunnett, 1923-. WRITER & PAINTER
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, 1924-. SCULPTOR
Sean Connery, 1930-. ACTOR
Annette Crosbie, 1934-. ACTOR

Coming soon...Davie Johnstone lead guitarist with Elton John
..............J.K Rowling author of Harry Potter stories
..............Ian Rankin ( born in Fife) but lives and writes about Edinburgh
plus we will happily take suggestions for inclusions just send an email to includes@edinburgh-places.co.uk and we will try our best to dig up the relevant information
School Days
Click here to see which schools' and years' photos we have online
Main Index
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Birthdays
Celebrate your birthday or suprise your friends with an online page
Babies
Announce your newborn to the world
Reunions
Announce your reunions here.
E-groups
Edinburgh community egroups.


The parts in red are a chargeable service and the others are free.
If you have any information that you think would be pertinent to any part of this site please let us know. If it is for any of the service parts ( ie schools, famous folk, reunions and links) you will be credited with providing the information. Please send an email to includes@edinburgh-places.co.uk
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