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Lanarkshire - Famous People

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  • Ninian Gilhagie, merchant in Glasgow (b. - bef.1641)
    NINIAN GILHAGIE Merchant in Glasgow: Burgess and Guild Brother there; Member of the Town Council of Glasgow; Sometime Deacon Convenor of Glasgow Ninian Gilhagie was a merchant burgess in Glasgow. T...
  • William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas & Mar (c.1323 - 1384)
    William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas Born 1327 Scotland Died May 1384 Douglas, South Lanarkshire Buried 1384 Melrose Abbey[1] Father Sir Archibald Douglas Mother Beatrice Lindsay Spouse(s...
  • John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun (1598 - 1661)
    John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun1 M, #72555, b. 1598, d. 15 March 1661/62 John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudon* by Samuel Cooper 2 John Campbell, 1st Earl of Loudoun was born in 1598.1 He was ...
  • 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 Ayton in Berwicks...
  • 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 ...

Famous People Connected to Lanarkshire

Historical County of Scotland

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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