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Edinburghshire (now Midlothian) - Famous People

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  • Brig.- Gen. James Bruce Jardine, CMG, DSO, DL (1870 - 1955)
    James Bruce Jardine was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1870 and was educated at Charterhouse School and then the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. Jardine joined the 5th Lancers in 1890 and saw ac...
  • 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,...

Famous People Connected to Edinburghshire

(now Midlothian)

Historic County of Scotland

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

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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.

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  • 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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