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Famous People From Dundee

Updated June 14, 2019 13.2k views410 items

List of famous people from Dundee, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Dundee, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Dundee you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Dundee, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

John Duncan and George Thomson, Baron Thomson of Monifieth are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Dundee?" or "Which celebrities were born in Dundee?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Bill Dundee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Dundee
    William "Bill" Cruickshanks (born 24 October 1943) is a Scottish born-Australian professional... more on Wikipedia
  • George Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    George Mackenzie

    Dec. at 55 (1636-1691)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636/1638–1691) was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate,... more on Wikipedia
  • Frances Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Frances Wright

    Dec. at 57 (1795-1852)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852), widely known as Fanny Wright, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • William Craigie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    William Craigie

    Dec. at 90 (1867-1957)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Sir William Alexander Craigie (13 August 1867 – 2 September 1957) was a philologist and a... more on Wikipedia
  • George Galloway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician, broadcaster and writer. Between... more on Wikipedia

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    #1177 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#1080 of 2,437 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Billy MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Billy MacKenzie

    Dec. at 40 (1957-1997)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    William MacArthur MacKenzie (27 March 1957 – 22 January 1997) was a Scottish singer, with a... more on Wikipedia
  • Francis Robert Japp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Francis Robert Japp

    Dec. at 77 (1848-1925)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Francis Robert Japp (8 February 1848 – 1 August 1925) was a British chemist who discovered the... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Brian Cox

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Tayside, United Kingdom

    Brian Denis Cox (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare... more on Wikipedia

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    #201 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#577 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

  • James Alfred Ewing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    James Alfred Ewing

    Dec. at 80 (1855-1935)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Sir James Alfred Ewing MInstitCE (27 March 1855 − 7 January 1935) was a Scottish physicist... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Anne Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Tayside, United Kingdom

    Carol Anne Davis (born 1961 in Dundee, Scotland), is a Scottish crime novelist and a writer on... more on Wikipedia
  • A. L. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Alison Louise Kennedy (born 22 October 1965) is a Scottish writer, academic and stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • William Lyon Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    William Lyon Mackenzie

    Dec. at 66 (1795-1861)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    William Lyon Mackenzie (March 12, 1795 – August 28, 1861) was a Scottish-born... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

  • William Edward Baxter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    William Edward Baxter

    Dec. at 65 (1825-1890)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    William Edward Baxter (1825 – 10 August 1890) was a Scottish businessman, Liberal politician... more on Wikipedia
  • James Wedderburn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    James Wedderburn

    Dec. at 38 (1495-1533)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    James Wedderburn (ca. 1495 – 1553) was a Scottish poet, the eldest son of James Wedderburn,... more on Wikipedia
  • George Matthew McNaughton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    George Matthew McNaughton

    Dec. at 73 (1893-1966)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Sir George Matthew McNaughton CB (31 January 1893 – 31 August 1966) was a British civil... more on Wikipedia
  • Williamina Fleming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Williamina Fleming

    Dec. at 54 (1857-1911)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming (May 15, 1857 – May 21, 1911) was a Scottish astronomer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Philip Kuenen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Philip Kuenen

    Dec. at 74 (1902-1976)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Philip Henry Kuenen (22 July 1902 in Dundee – 17 December 1976 in Leiden) was a Dutch... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Hadden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Frank Hadden (born 14 June 1954) is a Scottish rugby union coach. He is a former head coach of... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred Housego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Fred Housego

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Fred Housego (born 25 October 1944, Dundee, Scotland) is a former London taxi driver who... more on Wikipedia
  • Hector Boece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Hector Boece

    Dec. at 71 (1465-1536)

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Tayside, United Kingdom

    Hector Boece (; also spelled Boyce or Boise; 1465–1536), known in Latin as Hector Boecius or... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimmy Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Jimmy Kennedy

    Dec. at 64 (1883-1947)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    James John Kennedy (7 May 1884 – 20 July 1947) was a Scottish professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Gareth Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Gareth Evans

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Gareth Irfon Evans is a Scottish-born Welsh and British weightlifter. He has competed in the... more on Wikipedia
  • John Duncan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    John Duncan

    Dec. at 79 (1866-1945)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    John Duncan (1866-1945) was a Scottish painter.
  • Augustine Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dundee

    Augustine Henry

    Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Augustine Henry (2 July 1857 – 23 March 1930) was a British-born Irish plantsman and... more on Wikipedia
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