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Edinburgh Statues

David Livingstone Professor John Wilson
(Princes Street Gardens) – Famous 19th century explorer. More (Princes Street Gardens) – Noted 18th century Tory advocate, journalist and wit.
Adam Black Allan Ramsay
(Princes Street Gardens) – Leading member of Edinburgh's business community during the 19th century. More (Princes Street Gardens) – 18th century poet and leading figure in city's art scene. More
Doctor Thomas Guthrie Sir James Young Simpson
(Princes Street Gardens) – Edinburgh cleric who founded city 'ragged school' during the 1800s. More (Princes Street Gardens) – Pioneer in anaesthesia.
Scott Monument Edward VII
(Princes Street Gardens) – World-famous author who created the romantic image of Edinburgh during the 19th century. More (Victoria Park) – King from 1901 to 1910, Edward was the first constitutional monarch to recognise the office of Prime Minister.
Doctor Thomas Chalmers George IV
(Castle Street) – Eminent member of Church of Scotland during 19th century. More (Hanover Street) – Dissolute, unpopular monarch who ruled from 1820 to 1830.
William Pit David Hume
(Frederick Street) – 18th century Whig Prime Minister who instigated parliamentary reform. Introduced income tax. (High Street) – 18th century philosopher who helped found modern thinking. More
Queen Victoria Henry Dundas, Viscount
(Foot of Leith Walk) – Ruled from 1837 to 1901. (Melville Street) – Aristocratic 18th century politician.
Sherlock Holmes Charles II
(Picardy Place) – Author Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous literary creation. More (Parliament Square) – Ruled from 1660 to 1685, executed following English Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln Earl Haig
(Calton Old Cemetery) – The 16th president of United States of America, presided over the American Civil War. (Castle Esplanade) – Directed British Army during First World War.
Robert Burns Greyfriars Bobby
(Bernard Street) – Famous 18th century poet. (Candlemaker Row) – Famous literary character.
Robert Bruce William Wallace
(Edinburgh Castle entrance) – 13th to 14th century King of Scots, led forces at Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. (Edinburgh Castle entrance) – Legendary 13th century Scots hero, depicted in Mel Gibson's blockbuster Braveheart.
William Chambers William Ewart Gladstone
(Chambers Street) – Former city provost. (Coates Crescent) – Pre-eminent 19th century prime minister.

Sir John Steell (1804-91)
Sir John was responsible for many of the statues you see today in the centre of Edinburgh - Sir Walter Scott beneath his monument in Princes Street, The Duke Of Wellington opposite the Balmoral Hotel, Prince Albert in Charlotte Square and many more. Sir John is buried in an unmarked grave, enclosed by iron railings, in the Old Calton Cemetery.

George Meikle Kemp (1795-1844)
Architect of the Scott Monument is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard.


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