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

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
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

Kevin McCloudKevin McCloud
08 May 1959
Designer
Jim DavidsonJim Davidson
13 December 1953
Comedian

Janette ScottJanette Scott
14 December 1938
Actress
Nancy MitfordNancy Mitford
28 November 1904
Novelist

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer

Robert PestonRobert Peston
25 April 1960
Journalist

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,
Giles Lytton StracheyLytton Strachey
01 March 1880
Writer

Margaret DrabbleMargaret Drabble
05 June 1939
Novelist

James BoswellJames Boswell
18 October 1740
Biographer

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

Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
21 November 1886
Diplomat
Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer

E. P. ThompsonE. P. Thompson
03 February 1924
Historian

Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,
Izaak WaltonIzaak Walton
09 August 1593
Writer

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

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

David BrewsterDavid Brewster
11 December 1781
Botanist, Civil engineer, Physicist, Engineer,
Harold ActonHarold Acton
05 July 1904
Writer

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Andrew MotionAndrew Motion
26 October 1952
Poet
Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892
Writer

Edmund GosseEdmund Gosse
21 September 1849
Poet

Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian

Sheridan MorleySheridan Morley
05 December 1941
Author
Margaret ForsterMargaret Forster
25 May 1938
Novelist
Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
09 April 1902
Biographer

Michael HolroydMichael Holroyd
27 August 1935
Biographer

Edward John TrelawnyEdward John Trelawny
13 November 1792
Biographer

Humphrey CarpenterHumphrey Carpenter
29 April 1946
Biographer
James Anthony FroudeJames Anthony Froude
23 April 1818
Historian

Maxwell FryMaxwell Fry
02 August 1899
Architect

Brigid BrophyBrigid Brophy
12 June 1929
Novelist

Mary Anne ClarkeMary Anne Clarke
03 April 1776
Author

Juliana BernersJuliana Berners
1388 AD
Writer
Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792
Barrister

Amelia OpieAmelia Opie
12 November 1769
Novelist and poet
Robin MaughamRobin Maugham
17 May 1916
Author

Hartley ColeridgeHartley Coleridge
19 September 1796
Poet

Tom TaylorTom Taylor
19 October 1817
Dramatist
Frances PartridgeFrances Partridge
15 March 1900
Writer

Andrew MangoAndrew Mango
14 June 1926
Author
W. N. P. BarbellionW. N. P. Barbellion
07 September 1889
Author

Elaine FeinsteinElaine Feinstein
24 October 1930
Poet

Thomas DeloneyThomas Deloney
1543 AD
Novelist

Henry Francis CaryHenry Francis Cary
06 December 1772
Biographer

William HayleyWilliam Hayley
09 November 1745
Writer
Audrey WithersAudrey Withers
28 March 1905
Journalist

Gladys Bronwyn SternGladys Bronwyn Stern
17 June 1890
Journalist, Novelist, Literary critic, Biographer

Martin BoydMartin Boyd
10 June 1893
Writer

Peter HebblethwaitePeter Hebblethwaite
30 September 1930
Priest
Paul BaileyPaul Bailey
16 February 1937
Novelist

Charles Cowden ClarkeCharles Cowden Clarke
15 December 1787
Author
E.F. BensonE.F. Benson
24 July 1867
Novelist

Frederick Robert TennantFrederick Robert Tennant
01 September 1866
Theologian

Elijah FentonElijah Fenton
20 May 1683
Poet
Richard GarnettRichard Garnett
27 February 1835
English librarian

Sir Leslie StephenSir Leslie Stephen
28 November 1832
Author
Alexander WalkerAlexander Walker
23 March 1930
Film critic, Journalist, Biographer

Elizabeth MavorElizabeth Mavor
17 December 1927
Writer

Ram GopalRam Gopal
20 November 1912
Choreographer
John ForsterJohn Forster
02 April 1812
Biographer

George CavendishGeorge Cavendish
1497 AD
Writer
Elizabeth JenkinsElizabeth Jenkins
31 October 1905
Novelist

A.J.A. SymonsA.J.A. Symons
16 August 1900
Writer

Sir Peter QuennellSir Peter Quennell
09 March 1905
Writer

Quentin Claudian Stephen BellQuentin Claudian Stephen Bell
19 August 1910
Art historian
Deborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of DevonshireDeborah Cavendish, dowager duchess of Devonshire
31 March 1920
Writer
Elizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of LongfordElizabeth Harman Pakenham, Countess of Longford
30 August 1906
British historian and biographer