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List Rules People on this list must have gone to The Glasgow Academy and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from The Glasgow Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from The Glasgow Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished The Glasgow Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended The Glasgow Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from The Glasgow Academy.

Examples of graduates on this list include J. M. Barrie and William Ramsay.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The Glasgow Academy?” and “Which celebrities are The Glasgow Academy alumni?”
J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens, then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Peter Pan quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1860-1937)

Birthplace: Kirriemuir, United Kingdom

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Niall Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
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Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson is a British historian from Scotland. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities. His specialties are international history, economic history, particularly hyperinflation and the bond markets, and British and American imperialism. He is known for his provocative, contrarian views. Ferguson's books include Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World and Civilization: The West and the ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Darius Campbell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
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Darius Campbell, also known professionally either as Darius Danesh or Darius, is a Scottish platinum-selling singer-songwriter, a West End stage actor, an operatic baritone, an author, and an Ambassador for The Prince's Trust. He performed the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago, the youngest ever to play that part, in two runs of the musical. He played both the lead role of Sky Masterson in the Olivier Award winning Guys and Dolls, and the originating role of Rhett Butler in Sir Trevor Nunn's theatrical adaptation of Gone with the Wind. In 2010 he trained with tenor Rolando Villazón, won the hit ITV competition Popstar to Operastar, and performed a duet with Villazón ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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William Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
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Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE was a Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air". After the two men identified argon, Ramsay investigated other atmospheric gases. His work in isolating argon, helium, neon, krypton and xenon led to the development of a new section of the periodic table. ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1852-1916)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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