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Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Glasgow and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Gerard Butler, Emeli Sandé and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Glasgow?” and “Which celebrities are University of Glasgow alumni?”
  • 1
    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor, producer, singer and musician. After studying law, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as...  more

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  • 2
    George Clark Phillips Brown (born 7 January 1907, date of death unknown) was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers and the Scotland national team at left half....  more
  • 3
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 55 (1742-1798)

    BirthplaceCeres, United Kingdom

    James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States...  more
  • 4
    Poet, Lecturer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1920-2010)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish...  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 89 (1907-1997)

    BirthplaceCathcart, United Kingdom

    Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd of Trumpington (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a Scottish biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and...  more
  • 6
    John Knox (c. 1513 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation. He was the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Born...  more
  • 7
    Architect, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1808-1882)

    BirthplaceParkhead, United Kingdom

    John Scott Russell FRSE FRS (9 May 1808, Parkhead, Glasgow – 8 June 1882, Ventnor, Isle of Wight) was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built Great Eastern in...  more
  • 8

    AgeDec. at 52 (1494-1546)

    BirthplaceFife, United Kingdom

    David Cardinal Beaton (also Beton or Bethune; c. 1494 – 29 May 1546) was Archbishop of St Andrews and the last Scottish Cardinal prior to the Reformation....  more
  • 9
    Patrick Forbes (24 August 1564 – 28 March 1635) was a late 16th-century and early 17th-century Scottish churchman....  more
  • 10

    AgeDec. at 52 (1813-1865)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    James McCune Smith (April 18, 1813 – November 17, 1865) was an African-American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author in New York City. He was the first African American to hold a medical...  more
  • 11
    Andrew Stewart (died 1501) was a 15th-century Scottish prelate and administrator. ...  more
  • 12
    Robert Henryson (Middle Scots: Robert Henrysoun) was a poet who flourished in Scotland in the period c. 1460–1500. Counted among the Scots makars, he lived in the royal burgh of Dunfermline and is a...  more
  • 13
    Sir James Donaldson (26 April 1831 – March 1915) was a Scottish classical scholar, and educational and theological writer....  more
  • 14

    AgeDec. at 82 (1820-1903)

    Rev. Matthew Armour (12 April 1820 – 23 March 1903) was a radical Free Church of Scotland minister on the island of Sanday, Orkney, remembered to this day for supporting the island’s crofters....  more
  • 15
    Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 – 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet. He was a founder and the first President of the Clarence Club and a co-founder of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland,...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Rodney Simon Berman OBE is a Liberal Democrat politician, currently a councillor for the Penylan ward of Cardiff. He was formerly a councillor for Plasnewydd ward, and was also leader of Cardiff...  more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 65 (1663-1728)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and...  more
  • 18
    Missionary, Physician

    AgeDec. at 60 (1813-1873)

    BirthplaceBlantyre, United Kingdom

    David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave...  more

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  • 19
    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter....  more
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 35 (1799-1834)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom, Scone, Scotland

    David or Dave Douglas may refer to:...  more
  • 21
    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1772-1850)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Robert Stevenson FRSE, FGS, FRAS, MSA Scot, MWS, MInstCE was a Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses. One of his finest achievements was the construction of the Bell...  more
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 63 (1805-1869)

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Thomas Graham (20 December 1805 – 16 September 1869) was a British chemist known for his pioneering work in dialysis and the diffusion of gases. He is regarded as one of the founders of colloid...  more
  • 23
    Andrew Bonar Law (; 16 September 1858 – 30 October 1923) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1922 to 1923. Law was born in the British colony...  more
  • 24
    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceInverness, United Kingdom

    Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 – 1 June 2015) was a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006, and a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1983...  more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 44 (1758-1802)

    BirthplaceNew Bern, Craven County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Richard Dobbs Spaight (March 25, 1758 – September 6, 1802) was the eighth Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1792 to 1795.:...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Glasgow and be of some renown.