1872 - 1937
Suffragist, founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, first woman science graduate of the University in 1896).
1827 - 1913
Founder of the Brewery, Edinburgh MP, major benefactor of the University.
1922 - 1999
African statesman, first President of Tanzania, graduate of the University.
1790 - 1857
Creator of many fine buildings, architect of the University's 'Old College' and 'New College'.
1721 - 1807
Composer, musician, major benefactor of music at the University through the 'Reid Bequest', alumnus of the University.
1779 - 1869
Physician & Philologist, author of the Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases, graduate of the University.
1746 - 1813
Signatory, American Declaration of Independence, medical graduate of the University.
1771 - 1832
Novelist, poet, historian, father of the historical novel, alumnus of the University.
Graduate of the University, Professor of Medicine (1685-1722), founder of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
1811 - 1870
Pioneer of anaesthetics, graduate, Professor of Midwifery at the University.
1850 - 1894
Poet, author of 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped', 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde', alumnus of the University.
1830 - 1882
Challenger expedition leader, alumnus, Professor of Natural History at the University.
1881 - 1955
Authority on intelligence testing, graduate, Bell Professor of Education at the University.
1723 - 1794
Signatory, American Declaration of Independence, President, College of New Jersey (Princeton), alumnus of the University.
This article was published on Jul 21, 2008