Famous People From England
Find out more about the greatest British Biographers, including Samuel Johnson, G. K. Chesterton, David Irving, Stefan Zweig and William Hague.
Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician
Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709
Writer

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer

Mary SoamesMary Soames
15 September 1922
Youngest Child of Winston Churchill

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785
Essayist

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950
Writer & Columnist
Nick MasonNick Mason
27 January 1944
Drummer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Writer

Anne ListerAnne Lister
03 April 1791
Writer
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1834
Writer
Kevin McCloudKevin McCloud
08 May 1959
Designer

Jim DavidsonJim Davidson
13 December 1953
Comedian

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Janette ScottJanette Scott
14 December 1938
Actress

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer
Robert PestonRobert Peston
25 April 1960
Journalist

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Nancy MitfordNancy Mitford
28 November 1904
Novelist

Margaret DrabbleMargaret Drabble
05 June 1939
Novelist
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932
Novelist
Merlin HollandMerlin Holland
1945 AD
writer, editor, poet, journalist

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
21 November 1886
Horticulturist, Politician, Diplomat, Diarist,
Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
Izaak WaltonIzaak Walton
09 August 1593
Writer

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Frank MuirFrank Muir
05 February 1920
Writer
Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881
Writer

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Andrew MotionAndrew Motion
26 October 1952
Poet
Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian

Alan BullockAlan Bullock
13 December 1914
Politician, Historian of the modern age,

Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892
Writer

Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
09 April 1902
Biographer
Edmund GosseEdmund Gosse
21 September 1849
Poet
Margaret ForsterMargaret Forster
25 May 1938
Novelist

Michael HolroydMichael Holroyd
27 August 1935
Biographer

Edward John TrelawnyEdward John Trelawny
13 November 1792
Biographer

James Anthony FroudeJames Anthony Froude
23 April 1818
Historian
Robin MaughamRobin Maugham
17 May 1916
Author

Hartley ColeridgeHartley Coleridge
19 September 1796
Poet

Brigid BrophyBrigid Brophy
12 June 1929
Novelist

Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792
Barrister

Maxwell FryMaxwell Fry
02 August 1899
Architect
Tom TaylorTom Taylor
19 October 1817
Dramatist

Gladys Bronwyn SternGladys Bronwyn Stern
17 June 1890
Journalist, Novelist, Literary critic, Biographer
E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
24 July 1867
Novelist

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
28 November 1832
Author

Alexander WalkerAlexander Walker
23 March 1930
Film critic, Journalist, Biographer
Giles Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
01 March 1880
Writer

Quentin Claudian Stephen BellQuentin Claudian Stephen Bell
19 August 1910
Art historian
James BoswellJames Boswell
18 October 1740
Biographer