1811 - 1870
Pioneer of anaesthetics, alumnus, Professor of Midwifery at the University.
1818 - 1890
Jurist, philosopher, alumnus, Regius Professor of Public Law at the University.
1827 - 1912
Founder of antiseptic medicine, Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University.
1827 - 1913
Founder of McEwan's Brewery, Edinburgh MP and major benefactor of the University.
1830 - 1882
Challenger expedition leader, alumnus, Professor of Natural History at the University.
1840 - 1912
Physician, pioneer of medical education for women in Britain, alumna of the University.
1850 - 1894
Poet, author of 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde' and an alumnus of the University.
1854 - 1932
Biologist, sociologist, planner and founder of the first Scottish university student residence.
1859 - 1930
Author and creator of Sherlock Holmes, medical graduate of the University.
1864 - 1917
Founder, Scottish Women's Suffrage Federation and Scottish Women's Hospitals. Alumna of the University.
1872 - 1937
Suffragist, founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the first female science graduate of the University (1896).
1877 - 1944
Nobel Prize Physicist (1917) and Professor of Natural Philosophy (1913 - 1944).
1881 - 1955
Authority on intelligence testing, alumnus and Bell Professor of Education at the University.
1882 - 1970
Nobel Prize physicist and Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University.
This article was published on Jul 21, 2008