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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Edinburgh and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Edinburgh, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Edinburgh include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Edinburgh alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Edinburgh 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 University of Edinburgh.

This list features Arthur Conan Doyle, Pippa Middleton and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Edinburgh?” and “Which celebrities are University of Edinburgh alumni?”

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Alexander Graham Bell Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Charles Darwin Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist

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Elijah McCoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Elijah McCoy Inventor, Engineer

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Bruce Chatwin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Bruce Chatwin Novelist, Author, Writer

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John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
John Witherspoon Clergy, Cleric

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Peter C. Doherty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Peter C. Doherty Veterinarian, Researcher, Scientist

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Piers Sellers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Piers Sellers Astronaut, Scientist

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Alan Bold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Alan Bold

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
James Wilson Politician, Lawyer

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Maria Bamford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Maria Bamford Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

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Iain Torrance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Iain Torrance Journalist

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Arthur Conan Doyle Poet, Politician, Novelist

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Adam Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Adam Ferguson Chaplain, Philosopher

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Ian Turton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Ian Turton Researcher

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John Scott Russell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
John Scott Russell Architect, Engineer

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John Pringle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
John Pringle Physician

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Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playf... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Mark Lazarowicz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Mark Lazarowicz Politician

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William Thornton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
William Thornton Architect

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Kelvin Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Alexander Balloch Grosart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Alexander Balloch Grosart

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William Samson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
William Samson Scientist

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Douglas Argyll Robertson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Thomas Bowdler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Thomas Bowdler Physician

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William Knighton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Ian Charleson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Ian Charleson Actor, Singer

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Neil Paterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Neil Paterson Screenwriter

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Duncan McNeill, 1st Baron Colo... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Duncan McNeill, 1st Baron Colonsay Judge, Politician, Lawyer

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William Elford Leach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Robert Herbert Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Alexander Boyd Barty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Ephraim McDowell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Ephraim McDowell Physician

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Robert Fleming the elder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Robert Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Robert Stephenson Civil engineer, Mechanical engineer, Engineer

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Robbie Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Robbie Coltrane Comedian, Screenwriter, Author

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Houston A. Baker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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David Hume is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
David Hume Librarian, Historian, Economist

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Angus Macfadyen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Chris Hoy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Chris Hoy Athlete

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Robert Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Robert Stevenson Civil engineer, Engineer

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Thomas Graham is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Thomas Graham Chemist

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Alexander Ruthven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Alexander Ruthven

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Eric Liddell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Eric Liddell Missionary, Athlete

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Robert Adam is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Robert Adam Architect

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Benjamin Constant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Benjamin Constant Politician, Writer

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Justine Cassell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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Thomas Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Thomas Carlyle Mathematician, Writer, Philosopher

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Klaus Fuchs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni
Klaus Fuchs Physicist, Scientist

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Pippa Middleton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni

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James Edward Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Edinburgh Alumni