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Stirlingshire - Famous People

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  • George Buchanan (1506 - 1582)
    ) Please see Discussion for re-configurement of his parents, erroneously presented as Patrick and Margaret. [Sharon June 2013]
  • Rt Hon Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman, PC, GCB, MP (1836 - 1908)
    Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, GCB (7 September 1836 – 22 April 1908) was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from 5 December 1905 until resigning due to ill health on 3 Ap...
  • King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566 - 1625)
    James Charles Stuart Duke of Rothesay on 19 June 1566. Prince of Scotland on 19 June 1566. 2nd Earl of Ross [S., 1565] on 10 February 1567. 2nd Lord Ardmannoch [S., 1565] on 10 February 1567. ...
  • Mary I, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587)
    Mary I Stewart, Queen of Scots was born on 8 December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland and was executed on 8 February 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England. She was ...

Famous People Connected to Stirlingshire

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Image right - Mary, Queen of Scots

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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  • George Buchanan (b.1506) - poet and protestant reformer was born in Killearn, Stirlingshire in 1506.

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  • Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, GCB (7 September 1836 – 22 April 1908) was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from 5 December 1905 until resigning due to ill health on 3 April 1908. He was elected to the House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Stirling Burghs, a constituency that he represented for almost forty years

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  • John Grierson (26 April 1898 – 19 February 1972) - a pioneering Scottish documentary maker who is often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. In 1926, Grierson coined the term "documentary" in a review of Robert Flaherty's Moana. he was born at Deanston, Stirling.

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  • James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the English and Scottish crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death. James was crowned King of Scots at the age of thirteen months at the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling, by Adam Bothwell, Bishop of Orkney, on 29 July 1567

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  • Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland. Mary and her mother were escorted to Stirling by the Earl of Lennox with 3,500 armed men on 27 July 1543. Mary was crowned in Stirling castle chapel on 9 September 1543

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