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List Rules People 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?”
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Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Gerard James Butler is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as Mrs. ...more
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George Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
George Clark Phillips Brown was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers and the Scotland national team at left half. He was born in Glasgow. Brown joined Rangers in September 1929 from ...more
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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Wilson was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, where he ...more
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Edwin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Poet, Lecturer, Writer
Edwin George Morgan OBE FRSE was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th ...more
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Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Chemist
Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd, OM, PRS FRSE was a British biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the ...more
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John Knox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
John Knox was a Scottish clergyman and writer who was a leader of the Protestant Reformation and is considered the founder of the Presbyterian denomination in Scotland. He is believed to have ...more
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John Scott Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Architect, Engineer
John Scott Russell FRSE FRS was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He made the discovery of the ...more
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David Beaton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician
David Beaton was Archbishop of St Andrews and the last Scottish Cardinal prior to the Reformation.
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Patrick Forbes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Patrick Forbes was a late 16th century and early 17th century Scottish churchman.
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James McCune Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Physician
James McCune Smith was an American physician, apothecary, abolitionist, and author. He is the first African American to hold a medical degree and graduated at the top in his class at the ...more
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Andrew Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Andrew Stewart was a 15th-century Scottish prelate and administrator.
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Robert Henryson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Robert Henryson 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 distinctive voice in the ...more
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James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Sir James Donaldson, was a Scottish classical scholar, and educational and theological writer.
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Matthew Armour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician
Rev. Matthew Armour was a radical Free Church of Scotland minister on the island of Sanday, Orkney, remembered to this day for supporting the island’s crofters.
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Thomas Campbell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing especially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan to found what became the ...more
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Rodney Berman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician
Rodney Berman OBE is a Liberal Democrat politician, a former councillor for the Plasnewydd ward, and was also leader of Cardiff Council . Born and raised in Glasgow, Berman studied at the ...more
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Cotton Mather is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Writer
Cotton Mather, FRS was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author and pamphleteer. Known for his vigorous support for the Salem witch trials, Mather ...more
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David Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Missionary, Physician
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 ...more
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William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author
William Boyd, CBE is a British novelist and screenwriter.
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David Douglas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Botanist
David Douglas was a Scottish botanist. He was born to John Douglas, a stonemason, and Jean Drummond. He worked as a gardener, and explored the Scottish Highlands, North America, and Hawaii, ...more
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Robert Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer
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 ...more
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Thomas Graham is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Chemist
Thomas Graham FRS was a nineteenth-century Scottish chemist who is best-remembered today for his pioneering work in dialysis and the diffusion of gases.
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Bonar Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Andrew Bonar Law, commonly called Bonar Law, was a British Conservative Party statesman and Prime Minister. Born in the colony of New Brunswick, he is the only British Prime Minister to have ...more
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Charles Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician, Journalist
Charles Peter Kennedy is a British Liberal Democrat politician, who led the Liberal Democrats from 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006 and is currently a member of parliament for the Ross, Skye ...more
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Richard Dobbs Spaight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Glasgow Alumni
Politician
Richard Dobbs Spaight was the eighth Governor of the American State of North Carolina from 1792 to 1795.