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.
Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709
Writer
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903
Writer

Randolph ChurchillRandolph Churchill
28 May 1911
Journalist, Politician

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
Anne ListerAnne Lister
03 April 1791
Writer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

Jim DavidsonJim Davidson
13 December 1953
Comedian
Edward St AubynEdward St Aubyn
14 January 1960
Writer

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,
Janette ScottJanette Scott
14 December 1938
Actress

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1834
Writer

Roy JenkinsRoy Jenkins
11 November 1920
Politician
Nancy MitfordNancy Mitford
28 November 1904
Novelist

Howard MarksHoward Marks
13 August 1945
Writer
Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932
Novelist

Margaret DrabbleMargaret Drabble
05 June 1939
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,

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949
Writer
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
Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881
Writer
Andrew MotionAndrew Motion
26 October 1952
Poet

Frank MuirFrank Muir
05 February 1920
Writer

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Alan BullockAlan Bullock
13 December 1914
Politician, Historian of the modern age,
Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892
Writer

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Robert LaceyRobert Lacey
03 January 1944
Biographer, Historian

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