William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952, British
Writer

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706, British, American
Founding Father of the United States

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812, British
Writer

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898, Irish, British
Novelist
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
 

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor
Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Author & Poet

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet
Alan WattsAlan Watts
06 January 1915, British, American
Philosopher, Writer & Speaker

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933, British, American, Scottish
Actor

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857, Polish, Ukrainian, British
Writer

Monty DonMonty Don
08 July 1955, British
TV Presenter
Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554, British
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

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Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911, British
Journalist, Politician
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970, Irish, British
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960, British
Actor

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD, British
Poet
Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
11 March 1952, British, American
Writer
John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943, British
Comedian

Karl PilkingtonKarl Pilkington
23 September 1972, British
Television Presenter, Radio Producer

Phillip SchofieldPhillip Schofield
01 April 1962, British
Television Presenter
Alan MooreAlan Moore
18 November 1953, British
 

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737, British, American
Founding Father of the United States

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819, British
Art Critic and Painter

John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608, British
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet
Daniel DefoeDaniel Defoe
13 September 1660, British
Trader

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564, British
Playwright, Poet
Edd ChinaEdd China
09 May 1971, British
Television Presenter

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729, Irish, British
Statesman

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974, British
Food Writer
Ricky TomlinsonRicky Tomlinson
26 September 1939, British
Actor

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879, British
Writer

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918, Irish, Indian, British
Comedian

Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer
Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer
John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist

BedeBede
0672 AD, British
Saint

William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist
Rory StewartRory Stewart
03 January 1973, British
Political Leader

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet
Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

James HerriotJames Herriot
03 October 1916, British
Writer

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, British
Illustrator
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Richard BriersRichard Briers
14 January 1934, British
Actor

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917, British
 

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937, Czech, British
Playwright

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841, British, American, Welsh
Explorer

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

John BunyanJohn Bunyan
28 November 1628, British
Writer, Preacher

Tim VineTim Vine
04 March 1967, British
Comedian, Actor, Writer

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886, British
 

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811, Indian, British
Author & Novelist
V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815, British
Novelist
Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821, British
Translator

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894, British
Novelist and Playwright
Michael MorpurgoMichael Morpurgo
05 October 1943, British
Author