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Dumfries-shire - Famous People

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  • Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)
    Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy. The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at E...
  • Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1812 - 1878)

Famous People Connected to Dumfries-shire

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Image right - Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (1757–1834)

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  • Andy Goldsworthy OBE (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland.

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  • Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812 - 1878 ) was a Scottish blacksmith. He is generally credited with inventing the rear-wheel driven bicycle.

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  • Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (1757–1834) was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder.

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