List of Aberdonians

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There are many notable Aberdonians from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland. In modern times the British Open winning golfer Paul Lawrie and the musician Annie Lennox are the most famous names. However in the past Aberdeen has produced many important people such as Thomas Blake Glover, the founder of Mitsubishi, and Bertie Charles Forbes who founded the Forbes publishing empire.

Architects and designers[edit]

Artists and sculptors[edit]

King Lear and the Fool in the Storm, by artist William Dyce

Authors, journalists and writers[edit]


Singer Annie Lennox



Science and medicine[edit]

Astronomer James Gregory





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