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An eminent philanthropist.
An almost forgotten, but most meritorious and original writer.
An eminent hydrographer, the son of Sir James Dalrymple, of Hailes,
A celebrated Scottish judge and antiquary.
Viscount Stair, an eminent lawyer and statesman, and the progenitor of
many distinguished persons.
Second earl of Stair, was a most
accomplished and patriotic nobleman.
Dalrymple, Sir Hugh
Born 1700. Invented hollow-pipe drainage. This innovation allowed the drying of
water-logged land, bringing large areas into agricultural production.
Dalyell, Sir John Graham
Accomplished student and expositor of Scottish antiquarianism.
An eminent cavalier officer.
Keeper of the Glasgow University library.
- David I
A celebrated Scottish monarch, was the youngest of the six sons of
An eminent divine.
A Notable Member of Parliament.
A learned professor and miscellaneous writer.
- Dewar. Donald
First Minister Donald Dewar MSP
MP died on 11th October 2000. He is considered to be the Father of
Devolution and also the Father of the Nation.
Physicist and Chemist, born in Kincardine, Fife. Inventor of the vacuum flask.
President of the college of physicians of Edinburgh.
(the Reverend) John
An eminent divine of the Scottish Secession church.
An eminent Presbyterian divine of the seventeenth century.
Born 1693. Born near Glasgow, was the Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia. He insisted that
the colonies should raise money for their own protection. Discovered George Washington's
talents and sent him to resist the French. Thus he was an important figure in American
History and has been called the "Grandfather of the United States".
A teacher and poet.
An eminent painter.
A neurological biochemist with a primary interest in the role of trace
metals in the brain.
Professor of the Greek language and principal of the university of
A distinguished naval officer.
Enterprising traveller and skilful botanist.
One of the most eminent of our early poets.
A skilful anatonsist and surgeon, and accomplished physician.
Fourth earl of Morton, and regent of Scotland.
Earl of Douglas and a distinguished warrior.
One of the most remarkable men of the heroic age to which he belonged,
and the founder of the great fame and grandeur of one of the most
illustrious houses in Scotland.
Bishop of Salisbury.
An eminent surgeon.
An eminent clergyman, is said to have been a grandson of Mary queen of
The Earl of Selkirk
Knight of Liddesdale, otherwise well known in Scottish history by the
title of the Flower of Chivalry.
Douglas, Sir William
The illegitimate son of Sir Archibald, lord of Galloway, commonly called
the Black Douglas.
Considered one of the masterminds behind the victory in the Battle of
Britain - one of the most prominent battles in World War Two. Dowding is
seen as one of the more important military commanders of the war.
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conon
Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Provost of Edinburgh.
Drummond, Robert Hay
Archbishop of York.
Among the many distinguished engineers of whom Scotland has been so
prolific in the present age, the subject of this notice will always hold
a conspicuous place.
A celebrated poet and historian.
A distinguished scholar and philosopher.
Moderator of the general assembly 1773 and 1784.
"the darling of the Scottish
Muses," as he has been termed by Sir Walter Scott.
An esteemed physician and professor of the institutions of medicine in
the university of Edinburgh.
The son of the excellent physician whose memoir we have given above.
An excellent divine, whose life was so distinguished by active practical
An African traveller.
Duncan, Lord Viscount
Scottish Naval Hero.
A learned writer, was born at Aberdeen, in July, 1717.
Viscount Melville and baron Dunira.
Dundasses of Arniston
This family holds a very conspicuous place in the legal and political
history of Scotland for a period extending almost to a century and a
Lord Provost of Glasgow
- Dunlop, John Boyd
Born 1840. Developed the pneumatic tyre which was to improve the comfort of
cyclists and later motorists.
Principal of the university of Glasgow, and an eminent public
character at the end of the seventeenth century.
that is, "John of Dunse, Scotsman," an eminent philosopher,
was born in the latter part of the thirteenth century.
He has long been one of the most popular writers in Scotland.
Journalist and Author
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