British Male Activists

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Nicholas Winton
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Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 1, 2015

Nicholas Winton was a British humanitarian and banker best remembered for founding an organization to save children at risk from Czechoslovakia. He is credited with overseeing the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia just before the commencement of the Second World War. This rescue mission came to be known as the Czech Kindertransport.

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David Bale
(Entrepreneur)

David Bale
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Birthdate: September 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: December 30, 2003

David Bale was an English entrepreneur and animal rights activist. He worked closely with The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, which aims at protecting endangered mountain gorillas, and served as one of its board members. Apart from his work as an activist for animal rights and environmental causes, David Bale is also known as the father of actor Christian Bale.

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Maajid Nawaz
(Activist, Radio Presenter and Founding Chairman of the Think Tank 'Quilliam')

Maajid Nawaz
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Birthdate: November 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

As a young boy, Maajid Nawaz had frequent clashes with the skinheads of Essex. Born in England, the SOAS and LSE alumnus had a 4-year stint in an Egyptian jail for his association with the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. He now promotes secular Islam and has also advised David Cameron.

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Ricky Tomlinson
(Actor Known for His TV Roles in the Series: ‘Brookside’, 'Cracker', and 'The Royle Family')

Ricky Tomlinson
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Birthdate: September 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bispham, Blackpool, England

Actor and political activist Ricky Tomlinson is best known as Bobby from Brookside and as Charlie from Cracker. He also played the titular role in the mockumentary Mike Bassett: England Manager and has appeared in The Royle Family. He has also written a bestselling autobiography and donates generously to charities.

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Robin Cavendish
(Advocate)

Robin Cavendish
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Birthdate: March 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: August 8, 1994

Robin Cavendish was an English medical aid developer and advocate for disabled people. He is credited with aiding the development of medical devices aimed at providing independence to paralyzed people. One of Britain's longest-lived responauts, Cavendish was given three months to live at the age of 28. He lived for 64 years and his story inspired the 2017 film Breathe.

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Anjem Choudary
(Islamist, Political Activist)

Anjem Choudary
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Birthdate: January 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

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Liam Fox
(Politician)

Liam Fox
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Birthdate: September 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Kilbride, Scotland, UK

British politician Liam Fox has held important posts, such as that of the Secretary of State for International Trade and has also chaired the Conservative Party. He is also a qualified general physician and a former civilian army medical officer. He is married to a fellow doctor.

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David Lammy
(Politician)

David Lammy
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Birthdate: July 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England, UK

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George Monbiot
(Journalist, University teacher, Activist, Writer)

George Monbiot
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Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington

David Mayer de Rothschild
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Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

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Andy Burnham
(Politician)

Andy Burnham
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Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

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David Bellamy
(British Botanist, Television Presenter and Environmental Activist)

David Bellamy
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Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 11, 2019

Once regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on botany and the environment, David Bellamy was also a successful TV presenter and was a regular on BBC programs. However, he later claimed that he was shunned by the TV fraternity for his denial of the importance of climate change.

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Alastair Campbell
(Journalist)

Alastair Campbell
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Birthdate: May 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Keighley, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Corin Redgrave
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Birthdate: July 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 6, 2010

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Rashid Buttar
(Physician, Activist)

Rashid Buttar
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Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

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Samuel Gompers
(Labor leader, Cigar Maker)

Samuel Gompers
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Birthdate: January 27, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 13, 1924

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Piers Corbyn
(Meteorologist)

Piers Corbyn
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Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chippenham, Wiltshire, England

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Ben Cohen
(Rugby Player)

Ben Cohen
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Birthdate: September 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northampton, England

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David Oakes
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Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, UK

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James Lovelock
(Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer)

James Lovelock
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Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Letchworth

Renowned James Lovelock is best known for propagating the Gaia hypothesis, which states that every living being on planet Earth is part of a single self-regulating superorganism. He is also known for his long association with NIMR, London, and Harvard University and has over 50 patents under his name.

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Wat Tyler
(Activists)

Wat Tyler
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Birthdate: January 4, 1341
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kent
Died: June 15, 1381

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Ben Goldsmith
(Environmentalist)

Ben Goldsmith
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

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Thomas Clarkson
(Abolitionist)

Thomas Clarkson
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Birthdate: March 28, 1760
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wisbech, England
Died: September 26, 1846

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Ross McWhirter
(Writer, Presenter, Journalist)

Ross McWhirter
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Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill
Died: November 27, 1975

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E. P. Thompson
(Historian)

E. P. Thompson
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Birthdate: February 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: August 28, 1993

British historian E. P. Thompson is best remembered for his iconic works such as The Making of the English Working Class. He was also a poet, a novelist, and a biographer. An anti-nuclear activist, too, he played a significant role in the formation of the New Left.  

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Norris McWhirter
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Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill, London, England
Died: April 19, 2004

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Tommy Robinson
(Anti-Islam, Far-Right Activist Who Is Co-Founder of the Islamophobic Organization Called 'the English Defence League')

Tommy Robinson
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Birthdate: November 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luton, United Kingdom

Tommy Robinson is a British anti-Islam, far-right activist. The co-founder of an Islamophobic organization called the English Defence League, Robinson has been convicted on multiple counts of fraud and violence as well as other crimes. From 2017 to 2018, he also contributed as a writer for a Canadian far-right political website called Rebel News.

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Alan Duncan
(Politician)

Alan Duncan
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Birthdate: March 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK

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Swampy
(envirimentalist)

Swampy
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Birthdate: 1973 AD

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Moses Montefiore
(Financier)

Moses Montefiore
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Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28, 1885

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Granville Sharp
(Abolitionist)

Granville Sharp
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Birthdate: November 10, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, England
Died: July 6, 1813

Granville Sharp was an activist who became one of the first English campaigners to support abolitionism in the UK. Sharp devised a plan to settle people in slavery and black people in Sierra Leone. He also established the St George's Bay Company and is thus considered a founding father of Sierra Leone. Sharp also worked towards correcting other social injustices.

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Alan Clark
(Politician, Historian)

Alan Clark
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Birthdate: April 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 5, 1999

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James Parkinson
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Birthdate: April 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shoreditch
Died: December 21, 1824

The man who lent his name to Parkinson’s disease, which he described as paralysis agitans in Essay on the Shaking Palsy, James Parkinson was a leading English surgeon. An avid paleontologist and geologist too, he often collected specimens and fossils. He and his son also offered the first description of appendicitis.

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Henry Sidgwick
(Philosopher)

Henry Sidgwick
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Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Died: August 28, 1900

An influential English ethical philosopher and economist of the Victorian era, Henry Sidgwick is perhaps best known for his utilitarian treatise The Methods of Ethics. He promoted higher education of women and co-founded Newnham College. He remained a member of the Metaphysical Society and co-founded and served as first president of the Society for Psychical Research.

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Compton Mackenzie
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Birthdate: January 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Died: November 30, 1972

Though born into a famous family of theater actors and managers, Compton Mackenzie turned to writing in his 20s. Known for works such as Greek Memories, he also gained fame as a Scottish nationalist and played a major role in the formation of the Scottish National Party.

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Michael Culver
(Actor, Film actor)

Michael Culver
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Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hampstead

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Peter Benenson
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Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 25, 2005

Peter Benenson was a British human rights activist and lawyer. He is credited with establishing the popular human rights group and an international non-governmental organization Amnesty International (AI). In 2001, Peter Benenson agreed to receive the prestigious Pride of Britain Award after refusing to accept all honors throughout his career.

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Charles Bradlaugh
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Birthdate: September 26, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: January 30, 1891

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Phil Harris
(Businessman)

Phil Harris
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Birthdate: September 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peckham, London, England, UK

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Gerrard Winstanley
(Religious Reformer)

Gerrard Winstanley
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Birthdate: October 19, 1609
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wigan, United Kingdom
Died: September 10, 1676

Protestant reformer Gerrard Winstanley is best known for leading the Diggers, a group of English agrarian communists. Initially a cloth merchant, he was later drawn to communism, believing that land should be available to the poor, and penned The Law of Freedom in a Platform. He also advocated for universal religious tolerance.

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Walter Savage Landor
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Birthdate: January 30, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warwick, England
Died: September 17, 1864

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
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Birthdate: August 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petworth, England
Died: September 10, 1922

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Andy Wigmore
(Sport shooter)

Andy Wigmore
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Birthdate: June 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chipping Norton, England

British-Belizean political activist and diplomat Andy Wigmore has been termed by the British media as the BREXIT badboy for his anti-EU campaign. A skilled trap shooter, he has also previously represented Belize in the Commonwealth Games. He once broke COVID quarantine rules in Switzerland and bragged about it.

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Stanley Morison
(Typographer)

Stanley Morison
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Birthdate: May 6, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wanstead, England
Died: October 11, 1967

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Randal Cremer
(Politician)

Randal Cremer
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Birthdate: March 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fareham, England
Died: July 22, 1908

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John Arden
(Playwright)

John Arden
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Birthdate: October 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barnsley, England
Died: March 28, 2012

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Laurence Housman
(Playwright)

Laurence Housman
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Birthdate: July 18, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromsgrove, England
Died: February 20, 1959

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Fenner Brockway
(Politician)

Fenner Brockway
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Birthdate: November 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, British India
Died: April 28, 1988

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William Lovett
(Activist)

William Lovett
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Birthdate: May 8, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newlyn, England
Died: August 8, 1877

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Thomas Spence
(Radical)

Thomas Spence
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Birthdate: June 21, 1750
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: September 8, 1814