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Lanarkshire - Famous People

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  • William Aiton (c.1733 - 1793)
    William Aiton (1731-1793) Gardener Variations of the name: – Aiton, Aitton, Ayton, Aytone, Aytoun, Eaton, Eyton, Aitoune Origin of the name: – Scottish: habitational name from Ayt...
  • Dr. David Livingstone (1813 - 1873)
    David Livingstone was born on the 19 March 1813, 8 miles south of Glasgow, one of seven children. As a young child he worked tirelessly on the cotton mills from 6am to 8pm and then studied hard at the ...
  • Sir James Mann Wordie, CBE (1889 - 1962)
    Sir James Wordie, CBE, was a Scottish polar explorer and geologist. Biographical Summary WORDIE, SIR JAMES MANN . 26/04/1889-16/01/1962. Ref: 2666. Male. Titles and British Honours: Knight (195...
  • William John Hamilton, FRS (1805 - 1867)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William John Hamilton , FRS (5 July 1805 – 27 June 1867) was an English geologist born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire... ...He was the son of William Richard Hamilto...
  • William Symington (1764 - 1831)
    William Symington William Symington (1764–1831) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, and the builder of the first practical steamboat, the Charlotte Dundas. Early life Symington was born ...

Famous People Connected to Lanarkshire

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Image right - Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton - Hereditary Princess of Monaco

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  • Charles Dodgson (1800 – 21 June 1868) was an Anglican cleric, scholar and author. He was the father of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.
  • Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton, also known as the Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton (11 December 1850 – 14 May 1922) was the Lanarkshire-born, Scottish great-grandmother of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the fashion designer Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, the socialite and actress Princess Ira von Fürstenberg and the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Karel Schwarzenberg.


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