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Inverness-shire - Famous People

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  • Sir Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, 17th Chief of Clan Cameron (1629 - 1719)
    m1. Mary McDonald, no children m2. 1662 Isabel MacLean children: John, Donald, Allan, Margaret, Anne, Catherine, Janet m3. 1683 Jean Barclay Children: Christian (f), Jean, Isobel, James, Lucy, Kath...
  • John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, PC (1889 - 1971)
    Director General, British Broadcasting Corporation 1927-38; Minister of Information Jan-May 1940; Minister of Transport May-Oct 1940; Minister of Works and Buildings and Firs Commissioner of Works (lat...
  • Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys (c.1351 - 1421)
    Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys KG (d. 28 March 1419 or 1421), was an English peer and soldier. de Camoys was the son of Sir John Camoys. In August 1383 he was summoned to the House of Lords as ...

Famous People Connected to Inverness-shire

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Image right - James Macpherson (1736 – 1796)

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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.






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