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.

Architecture and design[edit]

Armed forces[edit]

Art and sculpture[edit]

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


Literature and journalism[edit]


Singer Annie Lennox




Science and medicine[edit]

Astronomer James Gregory


Stage and screen[edit]



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