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A name of considerable celebrity in the annals of Scotland, from its
connexion with the events of 1679-80, and from its pre-eminence in some of
the most remarkable transactions of that stormy period.
A career officer and one of the most influential characters in World War I.
A ships captain and eminent Minister.
Whose extensive learning and voluminous theological writings, place her
in the first rank of female authors.
A naval Captain and prolific traveller and writer.
Author of Origin, Principles, and
History of Gothic Architecture.
An eminent author and divine, and professor of divinity in the
university of St Andrews.
Hamilton, Count Anthony
A pleasing describer of manners,
and writer of fiction.
A distinguished painter.
Third marquis, and first duke of Hamilton.
Fourth duke of Hamilton.
Archbishop of St Andrews, and the last Scottish primate of the Roman
A secular priest, made himself remarkable in the 16th century
by his furious zeal in behalf of the church of Rome.
One of the first martyrs to the doctrines of the reformed religion.
A mathematician and political economist.
A celebrated surgeon, and lecturer on anatomy and chemistry in the
university of Glasgow.
A poet of considerable merit.
Hamilton, Sir William
British ambassador at the court of Naples, and celebrated for his
patronage of the fine arts, and his investigations on the subject of
- Hardy, James Keir
Born 1856. A miner who became a founder of the British Labour Party.
Master Clothier and Author
- Hart, Andrew
One of the most distinguished of our early typographers.
- Harvey, Alex
Singer and entertainer.
Journalist and Author
One of the most eminent of the many eminent men whose names are interwoven
with the annals of Scotland at probably the most interesting period of her
history, (the middle of the17th century.)
Folklorist, poet and songwriter.
Professor of Practical
Believed by many to be the greatest
snooker player the game has ever seen.
The minstrel, more commonly styled BLIND HARRY, was a wandering poet of
the fifteenth century, who wrote a well-known narrative of the life of Sir
- Henry, Robert
An eminent historian.
An eminent civilian and classical scholar, and a senator of the College of
A poet of the fifteenth century.
Of the order of the Minims, said to have been an extensive linguist,
lexicographer, grammarian, and biblical commentator.
Earl of Bothwell
A fugitive writer, who at a very early age distinguished himself by
the exhibition of strong talents, and an original genius.
An ingenious and useful inquirer into our national antiquities
- Heriot, John
A talented and industrious writer in miscellaneous literature.
Founder of the excellent hospital in Edinburgh which bears his name,
and jeweler to king James VI.
- Heron, Robert
A miscellaneous writer.
- Heugh, Hugh
An estimable divine.
- High, Sir William
Provost of Dundee.
- Hill, George
An eminent leader of the church of Scotland, and principal of St Mary’s
college, St Andrews.
- Hog, Robert
Lord Harcarse, a judge and statesman.
- Hogg, James
of the greatest literary talents to come out of Scotland, more prolific a
poet than Burns and arguably a more powerful teller of tales than Scott, yet
Hogg’s outspoken manner and quaint rustic image as the Ettrick Shepherd
kept him ultimately from the accolade he deserved.
A celebrated mathematician and
- Home, John
An eminent dramatic poet.
- Home, Henry
A lawyer and metaphysican.
- Hope, Sir John
Latterly earl of Hopetoun, a celebrated military commander.
- Hope, Sir Thomas
An eminent lawyer and statesman of the fifteenth century, and the
founder of a family distinguished for its public service.
Whose virtues, talents, and eloquence, raised him to an eminent rank in
An eminent hydrographer.
- Horsley, John
An eminent antiquary, historian, and divine.
Second earl of Marchmont.
A poet and historical writer.
The celebrated metaphysician, historian, and political economist.
- Hume, Hugh
Third and last earl of Marchmont.
- Hume, Patrick
An individual who adorned the literature of his country at the close of
the seventeenth century.
A distinguished patriot and statesman.
- Hunter, Henry
A divine highly distinguished in literature.
Hunter, William & John
Two eminent physicians.
- Hutton, James
Born 1726. Father of modern Geology. His theory of Uniformitarianism was the basis
of the explanation of the geological history of the earth, which had in his words "no
vestige of a beginning, no concept of an end".
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