British Male Activists

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Jeremy Irons
(English Actor and Activist Known for His TV Series ‘Brideshead Revisited’)
Jeremy Irons
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Birthdate: September 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom

Jeremy Irons is a popular English actor. In the US, Irons is best known as one of the few actors to have achieved the famous Triple Crown of Acting. Also an activist known for his charity work, Jeremy Irons works closely with the United Nations. He also supports charities, such as The Prison Phoenix Trust.

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Dick Strawbridge
(British Television Personality, Engineer and Former Army Officer)
Dick Strawbridge
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Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Myanmar, Burma

Dick Strawbridge is a British engineer, television personality, and former army officer. In 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service in Northern Ireland. After his military career, Strawbridge has established himself as a TV personality, appearing on several TV programs. He is popularly referred to as Colonel Dick in the media.

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Nicholas Winton
(British Humanitarian and Banker)
Nicholas Winton
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Birthdate: May 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
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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Andrew Wakefield
(British Former Physician and Anti-Vaccination Activist)
Andrew Wakefield
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Birthdate: August 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eton, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Former physician Andrew Wakefield had his name removed from the medical register due to his association with a fraudulent 1998 study that claimed there was a link between autism and the vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella. An anti-vaccination activist, he also taught at the Royal Free and University College.

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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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George Monbiot
(British Writer and Activist)
George Monbiot
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Birthdate: January 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington

George Monbiot is a British writer and activist best known for his political and environmental activism. He also contributes as a columnist for The Guardian and is credited with founding a land rights campaign called The Land is Ours. Monbiot is the recipient of the United Nations Global 500 Award, which was presented to him by Nelson Mandela in 1995.

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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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David Mayer de Rothschild
(British Environmentalist, Who Owns a Charity that Funds Environment-Friendly Projects)
David Mayer de Rothschild
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Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

A global adventurer and environmentalist, David Mayer de Rothschild is a descendant of the Rothschild banking family. He once crossed the Pacific in a vessel made of plastic bottles, to raise awareness about ocean pollution. His Sculpt the Future Foundation supports environment-friendly innovations and sustainable initiatives.

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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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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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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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Rashid Buttar
(Physician, Activist)
Rashid Buttar
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Birthdate: January 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, 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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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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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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Stuart Hall
(British Marxist Sociologist, Cultural Theorist, and Political Activist)
Stuart Hall
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Birthdate: February 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: February 10, 2014

Jamaican-British Marxist sociologist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall is remembered as a pioneering figure of the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. A skilled academic, he was also the founding-editor of the New Left Review. His encoding and decoding model remains one of his most remarkable contributions to culture studies.

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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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Ben Goldsmith
(British Financier, Founder and CEO of Investment Firm 'Menhaden')
Ben Goldsmith
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

The son of British financier James Goldsmith and socialite Lady Annabel Goldsmith, Ben Goldsmith serves as the CEO of Menhaden Capital Management. An avid environmentalist and philanthropist, he co-founded the sustainability-oriented WHEB Asset Management and the JMG Foundation, which focus on environment-friendly business opportunities. He also co-established the UK Environmental Funders’ Network.

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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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Norris McWhirter
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Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, 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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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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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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Swampy
(British Eco-Warrior, Known for His Protests against Environmental Damage by Industrial Projects)
Swampy
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Birthdate: 1973 AD

British environmentalist Daniel Hooper, also known as Swampy, is widely famous as an eco-warrior. He was quite a rage in the 1990s, when he would often occupy tunnels and trees, to protest against developmental projects that harmed nature. He lived with his girlfriend and children in a tent in Tipi Valley.

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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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Michael Culver
(English Theatre, TV, and Film Actor)
Michael Culver
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Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hampstead

Michael Culver is an English actor who has played iconic roles across various entertainment mediums, such as theatre, TV, radio, and film. He is perhaps best known for playing important roles in many of William Shakespeare's plays, such as The Tragedy of King Lear, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night.

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Peter Benenson
(British Lawyer, Human Rights Activist and the Founder of Human Rights Group Amnesty International (AI))
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
(British Protestant Religious Reformer, Political Philosopher and Activist )
Gerrard Winstanley
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Birthdate: October 19, 1609
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parish of Wigan, Lancashire, England
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.

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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Walter Savage Landor
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Birthdate: January 30, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warwick, England
Died: September 17, 1864
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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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Fenner Brockway
(British Labour Politician and Socialist)
Fenner Brockway
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Birthdate: November 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, India
Died: April 28, 1988

British politician and socialist Fenner Brockway is remembered for his devotion to causes such as world peace and anticolonialism. Born to British missionaries in Calcutta, he initially worked as a journalist and later led the Independent Labour Party. Imprisoned multiple times for his political activities, he also wrote extensively on social issues.

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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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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
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Richard Oastler
(British Industrial Reformer)
Richard Oastler
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Birthdate: December 20, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: August 22, 1861

Nicknamed the Factory King, Richard Oastler was a prominent English social reformer who is known for his relentless campaign for shortening work hours, eventually leading to the 1847 Ten Hours Act. While in prison for opposing the Poor Law Amendment Act, he penned Fleet Papers, a collection of his social theories.

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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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Joe Gormley
(Trade unionist)
Joe Gormley
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Birthdate: July 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashton-in-Makerfield, England
Died: May 27, 1993
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William Hone
(Writer)
William Hone
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Birthdate: June 3, 1780
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bath, England
Died: November 8, 1842