Famous People Born In Hertfordshire

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Alesha Dixon
(English Singer, Rapper and Television Personality)
Alesha Dixon
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

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Jane Hawking
(Writer)
Jane Hawking
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

Jane Hawking is an English teacher and author. She is best known as the ex-wife of popular physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. She was married to Hawking for 30 years, during which she doubled up as his caretaker. Jane Hawking took good care of Stephen Hawking despite struggling from depression, for which she is much-respected in the scientific community.

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Frances de la Tour
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Miss Ruth Jones’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Rising Damp’)
Frances de la Tour
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Birthdate: July 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Frances de la Tour is best known as Miss Ruth Jones from the sitcom Rising Damp. She won a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Lintott in the Broadway play The History Boys, and also reprised her role in the movie version of the play. 
Harrison Osterfield
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Birthdate: July 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Claire Skinner
(Actress)
Claire Skinner
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Birthdate: 1965 AD
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Guy Ritchie
(Producer and Director Known for His Crime and Action Films)
Guy Ritchie
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Birthdate: September 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

As a 15-year-old who left school to take up entry-level jobs in the entertainment industry, Guy Ritchie has turned out pretty well. As a filmmaker, he has made some high-grossing films, such as Aladdin and The Gentlemen. Apart from being a filmmaker and writer, Guy Ritchie also practices Shotokan karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Cicely Saunders
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 14, 2005
A pioneer of the hospice movement, English nurse and social worker Cicely Saunders not only developed the palliative care approach but also established the St. Christopher’s Hospice in London. A supporter of medical ethics, she was against voluntary euthanasia. She won numerous awards, such as the Templeton Prize.
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Michael Hordern
(Actor)
Michael Hordern
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Birthdate: October 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 2, 1995
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Paul Cattermole
(Singer)
Paul Cattermole
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Bianca Gascoigne
(Model)
Bianca Gascoigne
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sally Bretton
(Actress)
Sally Bretton
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Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Paul Epworth
(Record producer)
Paul Epworth
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
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Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
(Foreign Secretary)
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 22, 1903
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Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
(Close Friend of Queen Anne)
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
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Birthdate: June 5, 1660
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 18, 1744
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Trevor Horn
(English Musician, Music Producer, Composer, and Recording Studio Owner)
Trevor Horn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

Trevor Horn is an English musician, music producer, composer, and recording studio owner. He is best known for his work as a producer during the 1980s; he worked on commercially successful albums and songs for artists like Malcolm McLaren, ABC, Dollar, and Yes. Trevor Horn is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Grammy Award and three Brit Awards.

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Letitia Dean
(Actress,Soundtrack)
Letitia Dean
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Birthdate: November 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Tracey Thorn
(Singer)
Tracey Thorn
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
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Melanie Liburd
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Birthdate: November 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Melanie Liburd is best known as Nyx Harper from Dark Matter and as Alexis from the Netflix series Gypsy. Fans also loved her as Zoe in This Is Us and as the Red Priestess in an episode of Game of Thrones. She has also appeared in the biopic Brian Banks.
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Claire Rushbrook
(Actress)
Claire Rushbrook
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Birthdate: August 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Rod Argent
(Musician)
Rod Argent
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Robert Glenister
(Actor)
Robert Glenister
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Birthdate: March 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Will Kemp
(English Dancer and Actor)
Will Kemp
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Will Kemp is an English dancer and actor. He is best known for playing important roles in popular films like Van Helsing, Step Up 2: The Streets, and The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power. Will Kemp has also appeared in many TV films like The Car Man, Christopher and His Kind, and Kristin's Christmas Past.

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Divina Galica
(British Sportswoman Who Competed in Four Winter Olympics)
Divina Galica
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Divina Galica is a British sportswoman who competed as a skier in four Winter Olympics, including the 1968 and 1972 Winter Games, where she led the British Women's Olympic Ski Team. Divina Galica is also a former racing driver who entered the F1 World Championship Grand Prix on three occasions.
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Lizzie LDShadowLady
(British YouTube Gamer Known for Her Minecraft Series Shadowcraft)
Lizzie LDShadowLady
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

British YouTuber Elizabeth Dwyer, better known by her pseudonym, Lizzie LDShadowLady, is best known for her gaming videos. She soared to fame with her Minecraft single-player series Shadowcraft. She was also part of The Pixel Pact. Though openly bisexual, she is married to fellow YouTuber Joel Smallishbeans.

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Jasper Tudor
(Duke)
Jasper Tudor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1431
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 21, 1495
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Pippa Haywood
(Actress)
Pippa Haywood
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Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jennie Bond
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Jennie Bond
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Birthdate: August 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Ingrid Newkirk
(President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Ingrid Newkirk
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Co-founder and president of PETA, animal activist Ingrid Newkirk is also associated with organizations such as EarthSave International and United Poultry Concerns. She has also penned books such as Free the Animals! Apart from soaking herself in fake blood for protests, she has also supported the often-anti-social Animal Liberation Front.

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William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
(Prime Minister)
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1720
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 2, 1764
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Alan Duncan
(Politician)
Alan Duncan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
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Catherine of Lancaster
(Queen Consort of Castile and León)
Catherine of Lancaster
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Birthdate: March 13, 1373
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 2, 1418
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Roger Ashton-Griffiths
(Actor best known for his role as Mace Tyrell in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones)
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
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Birthdate: January 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Desmond Wilcox
(Television Producer)
Desmond Wilcox
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Birthdate: May 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 6, 2000
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Michael Ventris
(English Architect, Classicist and Philologist)
Michael Ventris
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Birthdate: July 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 6, 1956

Apart from being a renowned architect, Michael Ventris was also a skilled cryptographer. He not only deciphered the Minoan Linear B script, but also linked it to the ancient Greek script. As an architect, he was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to design schools. He died in a car crash at 34.

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Mo Mowlam
(Politician)
Mo Mowlam
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 19, 2005
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Jack Ramsay
(Television presenter, Basketball coach)
Jack Ramsay
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Birthdate: February 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 28, 2014
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Shannon Courtenay
(British Professional Boxer)
Shannon Courtenay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer

Former WBA female bantamweight title holder Shannon Courtenay had her title revoked after failing to make it to the specified weight category for her fight against Jamie Mitchell. She later blamed her menstrual cycle for her sudden weight gain of 2.5lbs. She has also been dubbed The Baby Face Assassin.

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Cyril Fletcher
(Comedian)
Cyril Fletcher
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Birthdate: June 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 2, 2005
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Martyn Poliakoff
(Chemist, University teacher)
Martyn Poliakoff
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Chemist and University of Nottingham professor Martyn Poliakoff is also a YouTube sensation, popular for his channel Periodic Videos and the short video series The Periodic Table of Videos. A Fellow of The Royal Society, he has also been honored by the scientific communities of Ethiopia, Russia, and China.

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Alice Perrers
(Mistress)
Alice Perrers
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1348 AD
Died: 1400 AD
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Charles Howard Hinton
(Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer)
Charles Howard Hinton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1853 AD
Died: April 30, 1907
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Simon Critchley
(Philosopher, University teacher)
Simon Critchley
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Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces

Considered oneof the top 25 most influential contemporary philosophers, Simon Critchley has a wide range of interests, which includes continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory. A prolific writer, he is also the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School.

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Gilbert Taylor
(British Cinematographer)
Gilbert Taylor
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Birthdate: April 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 23, 2013

Gilbert Taylor was a British cinematographer best remembered for his work on popular and critically acclaimed films like Dr. Strangelove, The Omen, and Star Wars. Over the course of his illustrious career, Gilbert Taylor worked with celebrated directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski. He was honored by the British Society of Cinematographers with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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EthanGamerTV
(English Gamer and YouTuber)
EthanGamerTV
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 9, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer

EthanGamerTV is a popular YouTube channel run by an English gamer named Ethan. He is best known for posting children-friendly gaming videos on his channel. Some of his most popular games include Minecraft, Red Ball 4, and Roblox games. In 2016, Ethan was honored with the YouTube Star of the Year award at the MEGA Awards.

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Edward, 2nd Duke of York
(Noblemen)
Edward, 2nd Duke of York
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1373 AD
Died: October 25, 1415
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Edmund Gunter
(Mathematician)
Edmund Gunter
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1581 AD
Died: December 10, 1626
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John Farmer
(Was an Important Composer)
John Farmer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1570 AD
Died: 1601 AD
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Emma Johnson
(Clarinetist)
Emma Johnson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Jemma Middleton
(British Twitch Streamer and Instagram Sensation Who Is the Wife of YouTuber Daniel Middleton)
Jemma Middleton
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: April 9, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries

British Twitch streamer and Instagram star Jemma Middleton is the wife of social media sensation and YouTube gaming star Daniel Middleton, or DanTDM. On her YouTube channel, Jemplaysmc, she has mostly posted Minecraft videos. She has a child with Daniel and has also partnered with the baby clothing brand Posh Peanut.

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Thomas Ken
(British Cleric and Former Bishop of Bath and Wells)
Thomas Ken
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1637
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 19, 1711

Anglican bishop and hymn writer Thomas Ken had also been King Charles II’s chaplain. He was one of the seven bishops who opposed King James II’s Declaration of Indulgence that was focused on promoting Roman Catholicism. He was eventually forced to retire due to his opposition to William and Mary.