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  1. Alexander Gordon: Alexander Garrievich Gordon - Russian radio and television presenter, journalist, actor and director. Head of the Moscow Institute Workshop of journalism TV and Radio "Ostankino", a lecturer in a Makgaffina Film School. Five-time winner TEFI. His surname is pronounced with stress on the last syllable, i.e. rhyming with "anon", unlike the regular pronunciation of "Gordon" rhyming with "colon".
  2. Alexander Gordon a.k.a. Aleksandr Gordon is a film director, actor and screenwriter.
  3. Alexander Gordon of Auchintool was a Scottish general who fought for the Russian army under Peter the Great, and for the Jacobites in the Jacobite rising of 1715.
    • also known as Гордон, Александр
    • born on (345 years ago)
    • nationality: Scotland
    • profession: Soldier
    • died in (263 years ago)
    • written works: "The history of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia"
  4. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish antiquary and singer. His survey of Roman sites, the Itinerarium, was considered an essential reference by all Roman antiquaries of his time.
  5. Alexander Gordon was a 16th-century Scottish churchman who was successively archbishop of Glasgow, titular archbishop of Athens, bishop of the Isles and bishop of Galloway. His father was John Gordon, Lord Gordon and his mother was Margaret Stewart, an illegitimate daughter of James IV of Scotland. He was the brother of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, the ex-Chancellor of Scotland. He acquired his first ecclesiastic appointment, as administrator of Caithness, despite competition with Robert Stewart, brother of the Earl of Lennox. He was provided and consecrated to the archdiocese of Glasgow in the year 1550. This see was resigned to the pope in 1551, and he was given a pension and the title archbishop of Athens in partibus, along with the commendam of Inchaffray. In 1553, he was translated to the bishopric of the Isles at Iona. In 1559, after the death of the bishop of Galloway, Alexander was translated that bishopric. Alexander became a Protestant, and died on 11 November 1575.
  6. Alexander Gordon was an English Unitarian minister and religious historian. A prolific contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography, he wrote for it well over seven hundred articles dealing mainly with nonconformists.
    • born on (174 years ago)
    • died in (84 years ago)
    • written works: "Addresses, biographical and historical"
  7. Alexander Gordon, fought as a Royalist and was captured by Oliver Cromwell's army at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651 at the end of the English Civil War. He was imprisoned at Tothill Field outside London over the winter of 1651–1652. He was transported to the New World in 1652 and entered into indentured servitude. His later victory over servitude became the legal precedent in Massachusetts.
  8. Alexander Gordon: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Robert Gisborne Gordon GBE DSO PC was a Unionist Member and Senator in the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
    • born on (132 years ago)
    • died in (48 years ago)
  9. Alexander Gordon: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Gordon KCB, was a British Army officer who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo. His correspondence was collated and published early in the early 21st century.
    • born in (229 years ago)
    • died in (200 years ago)
  10. Alexander Gordon was a late medieval Scottish churchman. He was member of the kindred of the Earl of Huntly, being cousin to the reigning earl. He was the third son of James Gordon, Laird of Haddo. From at least 1504, probably earlier, until 1516, he was Precentor of the diocese of Moray.
    • died in (497 years ago)
  11. Alexander Gordon was a British officer during the Napoleonic Wars. He was commissioned a captain in the 15th Hussars and he fought in the Peninsular War. His correspondence during the Corunna Campaign were collated and published early in the 20th century.
    • born in (234 years ago)
    • died on (142 years ago) in Ellon
  12. Alexander Gordon is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Alexander Gordon Wood, Alexander Gordon Bearn, Alexander Gordon Laing, Alexander Gordon McKay, Alexander Gordon Smith, David Alexander Gordon, James Alexander Gordon and Alexander Gordon Cameron.


Alexander Gordon was a Scottish Engineer based in Glasgow, working with Napier's factory at Broomielaw, near Glasgow, amongst others.

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Google previewA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1880)

Alexander Gordon, of Earlston, ...

Google previewA Galic And English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All the Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and MSS. By the Rev. William Shaw, A. M.

Alexander Gordon, Paris. H. * Lord Haddo. Sir George Home, Bart. W. Hunter, M. D. Physician to the Queen. The Rev. W. T. Harvey, A. M. Rector of Quadrington and Normanton, Lin– colnfhire. William Hall, Esq; - Archibald Hamilton, Efq; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the British Empire (1996)

by James Stuart Olson, Robert Shadle

ALEXANDER GORDON upon LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin* to form a ministry . This ministry resigned in November 1843 in protest against the policies of Bagot's successor, Sir Charles Metcalf. In the election of 1 848, the Reformers, bent ...

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Duncan Alexander Gordon

Duncan Alexander Gordon served on Fort William City Council as an Alderman from 1918 to 1920.

Accession 1991-06 #45

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