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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.

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Bill Dundee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 75
William "Bill" Cruickshanks is a Scottish born-Australian professional wrestler and author better known by his stage name Bill Dundee. Cruickshanks is the father of Jamie Dundee and ...more

George Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 55 (1636-1691)
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, known as Bluidy Mackenzie, was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer.

Frances Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Died at 57 (1795-1852)
Frances Wright also widely known as Fanny Wright, was a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a U. S. citizen in 1825. That year ...more

William Craigie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 90 (1867-1957)
Sir William Alexander Craigie was a philologist and a lexicographer. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, he was the third editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-editor of the ...more

George Galloway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 64
George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer. Since late March 2012 he has been the Respect Party Member of Parliament for Bradford West. After first becoming known in ...more

Billy MacKenzie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 40 (1957-1997)
William MacArthur "Billy" Mackenzie was a Scottish singer, with a distinctive high tenor voice; he was best known as a member of Associates.

Francis Robert Japp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 77 (1848-1925)
Francis Robert Japp was a British chemist who discovered the Japp-Klingemann reaction in 1887. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, the son of James Japp, a minister of the Catholic Apostolic ...more

Brian Cox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 72
Brian Denis Cox, CBE is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many ...more

James Alfred Ewing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 80 (1855-1935)
Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB FRS FRSE MInstitCE was a Scottish physicist and engineer, best known for his work on the magnetic properties of metals and, in particular, for his discovery of, and ...more

Carol Anne Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 58
Carol Anne Davis, born in Dundee, Scotland in 1961, is a crime novelist and a writer on crime.

A. L. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 53
Alison Louise "A. L." Kennedy is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction, and stand-up comedian. She is known for her characteristically dark tone, a blending of ...more

William Lyon Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 66 (1795-1861)
William Lyon Mackenzie was a Scottish-born Canadian and American journalist and politician. He was the first mayor of Toronto, Upper Canada and was a leader during the 1837 Upper Canada

Christopher Cullen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Dundee

William Edward Baxter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 65 (1825-1890)
William Edward Baxter was a Scottish businessman, Liberal politician and travel writer.

James Wedderburn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Dundee
James Wedderburn Dec. at 38 (1495-1533)
James Wedderburn was a Scottish poet, the eldest son of James Wedderburn, merchant of Dundee, and of Janet Barry, sister of John Barry, vicar of Dundee. He was born in Dundee about 1495, and ...more

George Matthew McNaughton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Dundee
George Matthew McNaughton Dec. at 73 (1893-1966)
Sir George Matthew McNaughton CB was a British civil engineer who specialised in hydraulic engineering. McNaughton was born in Dundee and received a degree in engineering from the University of ...more

Williamina Fleming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 54 (1857-1911)
Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming was a Scottish astronomer. During her career, she helped develop a common designation system for stars and catalogued thousands of stars and other astronomical ...more

Philip Kuenen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Philip Kuenen Dec. at 74 (1902-1976)
Philip Henry Kuenen was a Dutch geologist. Kuenen spent his earliest youth in Scotland, where his father was professor in physics until 1906. He studied geology at Leiden University, where he ...more

Frank Hadden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Dundee
age 64
Frank Hadden is a Scottish rugby union coach. He is a former head coach of Scotland and Edinburgh Rugby. Hadden replaced Matt Williams and was appointed on 15 September 2005. Hadden coached the ...more

Fred Housego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Fred Housego age 74
Fred Housego is a former London taxi driver who became a television and radio personality and presenter after winning the BBC television quiz Mastermind in 1980. He did not give up his taxi ...more

Hector Boece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 71 (1465-1536)
Hector Boece, known in Latin as Hector Boecius or Boethius, was a Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King's College in Aberdeen, a predecessor of the University of Aberdeen.

Jimmy Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Jimmy Kennedy Dec. at 64 (1883-1947)
James John 'Jimmy' Kennedy was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Celtic, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds City, Stockport County, Tottenham Hotspur, Swindon Town, Norwich City, ...more

Gareth Evans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Gareth Evans age 32
Gareth Irfon Evans is a Scottish-born Welsh and British weightlifter. He has competed in the 62 kg and 69 kg weight categories, and was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

John Duncan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Dundee
John Duncan Dec. at 79 (1866-1945)
John Duncan was a Scottish painter.

Augustine Henry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Dundee
Dec. at 73 (1857-1930)
Augustine Henry was an Irish plantsman and sinologist. He is best known for sending over 15,000 dry specimens and seeds and 500 plant samples to Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. By 1930, he ...more