Famous People Born In Hampshire

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Charles Dickens
(The Greatest Novelist of the Victorian Era)
Charles Dickens
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 9, 1870

Widely considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens was an English writer famous for creating world-renowned fictional characters. Regarded by critics and scholars as a literary genius, most of his short stories and novels are read around the world even today. His distinctive style of writing is referred to as Dickensian.

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Martin Freeman
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Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

Martin Freeman is an English actor best known for playing iconic characters, such as Dr. Watson and Bilbo Baggins. A frequent contributor to charity and a avid cricket fan, Martin umpired a charity cricket match in 2011 in order to raise money to help the victims affected by the Christchurch earthquake.

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Neil Gaiman
(Best Known for His Comic Book Series ‘The Sandman’ and Novels: ‘The Graveyard Book’ and ‘Stardust’)
Neil Gaiman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Author Neil Gaiman has written numerous novels, short stories, film scripts, and comics. He has won the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and Nebula awards, and the Carnegie and Newbery medals. Some of his best works are American Gods, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, and the comic series The Sandman
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Frances Fisher
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Birthdate: May 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Frances Fisher began as a theater actor before gaining fame with her portrayal of Deborah 'Red' Saxon in the soap The Edge of Night. She has played significant roles in movies such as Titanic, The Host, and True Crime, and has also starred in the series Resurrection and Watchmen.
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Tamsin Egerton
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Chelsea Parker’ in the Film ‘St Trinian’s’)
Tamsin Egerton
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Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Tamsin Egerton is best known as Chelsea Parker from the St. Trinian's films. She had started as a child actor in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Secret Garden. She was also seen as Guinevere in Camelot and as Fiona Richmond in the biopic The Look of Love.
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Rex Orange County
(English Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Rex Orange County
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nicholas Lyndhurst
(Actor)
Nicholas Lyndhurst
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Birthdate: April 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jamie Redknapp
(English Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jamie Redknapp
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Jane Austen
(English Author Best Known for Her Novels: ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Mansfield Park’ and ‘Emma’)
Jane Austen
216
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 18, 1817

Considered one of the greatest writers in English history, Jane Austen is best known for her six major novels - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Her writing was set among the British landed gentry and dealt with ordinary people in everyday ordinary situation. The author achieved great fame after her death. 

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Rishi Sunak
(Politician)
Rishi Sunak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gabriella Wilde
(Model)
Gabriella Wilde
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Birthdate: April 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Laura Carmichael
(Film actress)
Laura Carmichael
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Birthdate: July 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alexa Chung
(British Writer, Model and Television Presenter Known for Her TV Shows ‘Frock Me’ and ‘Popworld’)
Alexa Chung
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Birthdate: November 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Alexa Chung began as a model and then graduated to fashion journalism. She has been an editor for British Vogue and has also written the book It. She owns a fashion brand and has been a host on shows such as Frock Me, Popworld, and It's On with Alexa Chung.

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Mike Rutherford
(Guitarist)
Mike Rutherford
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Ant Middleton
(Television personality)
Ant Middleton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo

Although best known as the chief instructor of SAS: Who Dares Wins, a reality quasi-military training television program, Ant Middleton is more than just that. A former soldier and successful Mt Everest-summiter, he has also appeared in the role of William Bligh in Mutiny and authored four books, two of which have become No.1 on The Sunday Times best-seller chart.

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Cressida Bonas
(Actress)
Cressida Bonas
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Cliff Lazarenko
(English Former Professional Darts Player)
Cliff Lazarenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Ian McNeice
(Actor)
Ian McNeice
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Birthdate: October 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 5, 1923
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Gilbert White
(Naturalist)
Gilbert White
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Birthdate: July 18, 1720
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 26, 1793
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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
(Socialite)
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 8, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Gary Mehigan
(English-Australian Chef and Restaurateur)
Gary Mehigan
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: February 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Born in England, Gary Mehigan, celebrated chef and restaurateur, received his initial training in prominent London hotels before moving to Melbourne, Australia. After heading several well-known restaurants there, he opened his own establishment and currently co-owns The Boathouse, located in Moonee Ponds. Concurrently, he can also be seen on televisions productions like MasterChef Australia and Far Flung with Gary Mehigan.

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Angus Imrie
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Josh Archer’ in TV Serial ‘The Archers’)
Angus Imrie
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Birthdate: August 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Angus Imrie, son of actor couple Celia Imrie and Benjamin Whitrow, gained recognition as Josh Archer in the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers and played Merlin in the film The Kid Who Would Be King. A talented stage actor, too, he has also appeared in productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

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Clive Russell
(Actor)
Clive Russell
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Birthdate: December 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Juliet Aubrey
(Actress)
Juliet Aubrey
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Birthdate: December 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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David Oakes
(Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Pillars of the Earth', 'The Borgias' and 'The White Queen')
David Oakes
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Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

British actor David Oakes started his acting career at Shakespeare's Globe. A Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumnus, he also boasts of a degree in English literature and drama. Known for series such as The Pillars of the Earth and Vikings: Valhalla, he also hosted the podcast Trees A Crowd.

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Houston Stewart Chamberlain
(Philosopher)
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
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Birthdate: September 9, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 9, 1927
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John Gurdon
(Biologist)
John Gurdon
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
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William the Aetheling
(King)
William the Aetheling
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Birthdate: August 5, 1103
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 25, 1120
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Swithin
(Saint)
Swithin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0800 AD
Died: July 2, 0863

Swithin was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester in the 9th century. He subsequently became the patron saint of Winchester Cathedral. According to Christian traditions, he is recorded as a witness to nine charters. More than a century after his death, he was adopted as patron of the restored church at Winchester. Several miracles are attributed to him.

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Raquel Cassidy
(Actress)
Raquel Cassidy
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Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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James Bobin
(British Filmmaker)
James Bobin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tom Denning, Baron Denning
(Lawyer)
Tom Denning, Baron Denning
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 5, 1999

Tom Denning, Baron Denning was a British lawyer and judge. In 1938, Denning was appointed a King's Counsel before becoming a judge in the High Court of Justice in 1944. In 1962, he was appointed Master of the Rolls, a position which he held for two decades. Denning was called the greatest British judge of modern times by Margaret Thatcher.

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Lanoe Hawker
(British Aviator and Military Personnel)
Lanoe Hawker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 23, 1916
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Marc Wootton
(Comedian)
Marc Wootton
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Birthdate: February 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Olivia Manning
(Novelist)
Olivia Manning
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 23, 1980
 37 
Charles Palmer-Tomkinson
(English Landowner and Philanthropist, a Former Olympic Skier, and a Close Friend of King Charles III)
Charles Palmer-Tomkinson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Samuel Sewall
(English Judge and Businessman)
Samuel Sewall
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 28, 1652
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 1, 1730

British-American merchant Samuel Sewall is best remembered for a diary that he had penned and which threw light on the infamous Salem witch trials, which he had judged. He was the only judge to have publicly regretted the decision of the trials. A Harvard alumnus, he initially also managed a printing press.

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Richard Aldington
(British Author and Poet Known for His Novel 'Death of a Hero' and World War I-Era Poems)
Richard Aldington
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 27, 1962

Associated with early Imagist movement, Richard Aldington was an English writer and poet, known for his fierce attack on the hypocrisy prevalent in the modern industrial civilization. Among his best known novels are Death of a Hero and The Colonel’s Daughter. His best-known long poems are Dream in the Luxembourg and A Fool i’ the Forest.

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Charlotte Mary Yonge
(Novelist)
Charlotte Mary Yonge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 24, 1901
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Graham Ovenden
(English Painter, Fine Art Photographer and Writer)
Graham Ovenden
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Birthdate: February 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Frances Yates
(Historian)
Frances Yates
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Birthdate: November 28, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 29, 1981
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Robert Lowth
(Bishop of the Church of England and Author of One of the Most Influential Textbooks of English Grammar)
Robert Lowth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1710
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 3, 1787

Apart from serving as the Bishop of the Church of England, Robert Lowth had also been an Oxford professor. Among his written works are books on English grammar and treatises on Hebrew poetry. Though offered the position of the Archbishop of Canterbury, he rejected  it citing ill health.

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Geoffrey Burgon
(Composer)
Geoffrey Burgon
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 21, 2010
 45 
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
(Noble)
Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1243
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 1295
 46 
John Murray
(Oceanographer)
John Murray
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 3, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 16, 1914

Born to Scottish migrants in Canada, John Murray later went back to Scotland to study medicine but quit without graduating. He later studied geology and became one of the pioneers of oceanography. He was also associated with the Challenger Expedition and was knighted for his work as a marine biologist.

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Harold Geneen
(Businessman)
Harold Geneen
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 21, 1997
 48 
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
(Historian)
Samuel Rawson Gardiner
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Birthdate: March 4, 1829
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1902
 49 
George Wither
(Poet)
George Wither
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1588
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 2, 1667
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John Murray
(Minister)
John Murray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1741
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 3, 1815