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Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) - Famous People

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  • John Kay (b. - 1826)
    John Kay (caricaturist) [ ) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] John Kay (1742 – February 21, 1826) was a Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith, where his father...
  • Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 - 1823)
    Biographical Summary Raeburn, Sir Henry . 04/03/1756-08/07/1823. Ref: 1234. Male. Titles and British Honours: Knight (1822). Place of Birth: Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Place of interment: St Joh...
  • Charles Bell (1774 - 1842)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary Sir Charles Bell KH FRS FRSE FRCSE MWS (12 November 1774 – 28 April 1842) was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist and philosophical theologian. His thre...
  • Elise Victoria Christie
    Elise Christie represented Team GB in short track speed skating at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. These were her debut Olympic Games, where she competed in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m events,...
  • William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of UK (1809 - 1898)
    William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, Gladstone served as Prime Minister four times (1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 18...

Famous People Connected to Edinburghshire

(now Midlothian)

Historic County

Image right - William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585-1649)

Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!

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  • William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585 – 1649), was a Scottish poet. He was born at Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, to John Drummond, the first laird of Hawthornden, and Susannah Fowler, sister of the poet and courtier William Fowler. Sir Robert Drummond of Carnock, one-time Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland, was his grandfather.
















  • Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.
  • Margaret of Scotland (Margaret Stuart; 1598 – 1600) was the second daughter of King James VI of Scotland by Anne of Denmark, daughter of Frederick II of Denmark.





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