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List of famous people who died in Edinburgh, with photos when available. These notable Edinburgh deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Edinburgh, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Edinburgh listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Edinburgh has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

People include everyone from Agnes Keith, Countess of Moray to Geof Courtenay.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Edinburgh?" and "Which celebrities died in Edinburgh?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Edinburgh includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson Died at 90 (1869-1959)

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James Gregory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
James Gregory Died at 37 (1638-1675)

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James Graham, 1st Marquess of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh

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John Napier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Napier Died at 67 (1550-1617)

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John Knox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Knox Died at 58 (1514-1572)

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Thomas Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Thomas Chalmers Died at 67 (1780-1847)

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Archibald Campbell, 1st Marqui... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh

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John Gray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Gray Died at 68 (1866-1934)

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Alexander Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Alexander Henderson Died at 63 (1583-1646)

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John Paterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Paterson Died at 76 (1632-1708)

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Edgar McCloughry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Edgar McCloughry Died at 76 (1896-1972)

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William Couper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
William Couper Died at 51 (1568-1619)

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Andrew Durie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Andrew Durie Died at 158 (1400-1558)

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Charles Glover Barkla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Charles Glover Barkla Died at 67 (1877-1944)

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David Hume is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
David Hume Died at 65 (1711-1776)

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Robert Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Robert Stevenson Died at 78 (1772-1850)

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John Struthers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Struthers Died at 76 (1823-1899)

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Hans Gal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Hans Gal Died at 97 (1890-1987)

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Edward Victor Appleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Edward Victor Appleton Died at 73 (1892-1965)

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Hugh MacDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Hugh MacDiarmid Died at 86 (1892-1978)

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James Hutton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
James Hutton Died at 71 (1726-1797)

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Robert Jameson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Robert Jameson Died at 80 (1774-1854)

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Michael Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Michael Woodruff Died at 90 (1911-2001)

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Conrad Hal Waddington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Conrad Hal Waddington Died at 70 (1905-1975)

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David Daiches is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
David Daiches Died at 93 (1912-2005)

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Reginald Johnston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Reginald Johnston Died at 64 (1874-1938)

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Adam Smith Died at 67 (1723-1790)

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Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey Died at 77 (1773-1850)

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Graham Crowden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Graham Crowden Died at 88 (1922-2010)

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John Reith, 1st Baron Reith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith Died at 82 (1889-1971)

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George Chrystal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
George Chrystal Died at 60 (1851-1911)

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Peter Guthrie Tait is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Peter Guthrie Tait Died at 70 (1831-1901)

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Thomas De Quincey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Thomas De Quincey Died at 74 (1785-1859)

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Joseph Black is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Joseph Black Died at 71 (1728-1799)

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Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Thomas Henderson Died at 46 (1798-1844)

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Alexander Aitken is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Alexander Aitken Died at 72 (1895-1967)

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Robert Kerr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Robert Kerr Died at 58 (1755-1813)

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Daniel Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Daniel Rutherford Died at 70 (1749-1819)

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Arthur Erdélyi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Arthur Erdélyi Died at 69 (1908-1977)

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Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh

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Compton Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Compton Mackenzie Died at 89 (1883-1972)

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John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of St... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair Died at 74 (1673-1747)

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John Fleming is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Fleming Died at 72 (1785-1857)

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Saint Margaret of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Saint Margaret of Scotland Died at 48 (1045-1093)

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Thomas Meik is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Thomas Meik Died at 84 (1812-1896)

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Don Revie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Don Revie Died at 62 (1927-1989)

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James Walker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
James Walker Died at 81 (1781-1862)

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Robert William Thomson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
Robert William Thomson Died at 51 (1822-1873)

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John Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Abercrombie Died at 64 (1780-1844)

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John Arthur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Edinburgh
John Arthur Died at 71 (1881-1952)