Famous People Connected to Inverness-shire
Image right - James Macpherson (1736 – 1796)
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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- Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys of the second creation, KG (c. 1351 – 28 March 1421) was an English peer who led the rearguard at the Battle of Agincourt.
- Carmine Coppola (June 11, 1910 – April 26, 1991) was an American composer, flautist, editor, musical director, and songwriter who contributed original music to The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III, and Apocalypse Now, all directed by his son Francis Ford Coppola.
- Charles Fraser-Mackintosh (1828 - 25 January 1901) was a Scottish lawyer, land developer, author and Liberal and Crofters Party politician. He was a significant champion of the Scottish Gaelic language in Victorian Britain.
- Charles Peter Kennedy (born 25 November 1959) is a British Liberal Democrat politician, who led the Liberal Democrats from 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006 and is currently a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency.
- James MacPherson (1736 – 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of poems.
- John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, TD, PC (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a Scottish broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom.