scotland Famous Scientists from Scotland

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List of notable or famous scientists from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Scotland and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Scotland is included when available.

Everything from Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair to James Crichton is included on this list.

This historic scientists from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Scotland?" These prominent scientists of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish scientists.

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Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Scotland
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Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1881-1955)

Birthplace: Lochfield

Profession: Pharmacologist, Biologist, Scientist

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Charles Bruce

Charles Edward Rhodes Bruce FIEE FInstP was a Scottish electrical engineer and amateur astrophysicist. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1902-1979)

Profession: Scientist, Writer


Charles Normand

Sir Charles William Blyth Normand CIE was a Scottish meteorologist. ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1889-1982)

Profession: Scientist