Famous People Born In Lincolnshire

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Isaac Newton
(One of the Most Influential Scientists of All Time)
Isaac Newton
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 31, 1727

One of the most influential and popular scientists of all time, Sir Isaac Newton played a prominent role in our understanding of natural phenomena. He formulated the law of universal gravitation and laws of motion. He also developed the Newtonian telescope among other devices. Apart from science, Newton was also intrigued by religion, occult, and alchemy.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson
(19th Century English Poet Who was the Poet Laureate During Much of Queen Victoria's Reign)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 6, 1892

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a British poet. One of the most famous British poets of all time, Tennyson served as the Poet Laureate during Queen Victoria's reign. His poetry, which is renowned for its powerful visual imagery, served as an important influence on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English poets and painters.

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Jennifer Saunders
(Comedians)
Jennifer Saunders
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Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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John Smith
(British Explorer)
John Smith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1580
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 21, 1631

John Smith was an English explorer, soldier, colonial governor, author, and Admiral of New England. In the early-17th century, Smith played a major role in the establishment of the first indissoluble English settlement in America, which came to be known as the English colony at Jamestown. Apart from helping Jamestown survive various challenges, Smith's leadership also helped the colony flourish.

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Joan Plowright
(British Retired Actress)
Joan Plowright
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Birthdate: October 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Joan Plowright is a retired actress who won several prestigious awards, such as a Tony Award and two Golden Globe Awards, during her career which spanned more than 70 years. During the 2004 New Year Honours, Plowright was appointed a Dame Commander for her contribution to the entertainment industry. The Plowright Theatre is named after Joan Plowright in her honor.

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Ella Henderson
(Singer-songwriter)
Ella Henderson
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Birthdate: January 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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John Alderton
(Actor)
John Alderton
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Birthdate: November 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michele Dotrice
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Birthdate: September 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Jake Quickenden
(Singer)
Jake Quickenden
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Hereward the Wake
(Nobleman)
Hereward the Wake
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1035 AD
Died: 1072 AD
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Roger Scruton
( English Philosopher and Writer Who Specialised in Aesthetics and Political Philosophy)
Roger Scruton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 12, 2020

Philosopher and author Roger Scruton is best remembered for his work as an editor of The Salisbury Review and for his countless books on topics such as art, sexuality, and political philosophy. He also taught at Boston University and other institutes, and was a skilled pianist and composer, too.

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Stephen Sackur
(Television presenter)
Stephen Sackur
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Birthdate: January 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Michael Foale
(Only NASA Astronaut to have Flown Extended Missions Aboard both Mir & The International Space Station)
Michael Foale
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The first British astronaut to perform a space-walk, Michael Foale was also the only NASA astronaut to be on missions aboard both the Mir and the International Space Station. Born to a Royal Air Force pilot father, he was well-traveled. He was the only survivor of a car accident in Yugoslavia.

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Sybil Thorndike
(Actress)
Sybil Thorndike
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Birthdate: October 24, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 9, 1976
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John Billington
(One of The Signers of 'The Mayflower Compact')
John Billington
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Died: September 30, 1630

John Billington was an Englishman best remembered for his voyage to the New World on the famous Mayflower. He was one of the co-creators and signers of the Mayflower Compact. John Billington murdered another white settler named John Newcomen. He was tried by a jury in September 1630 and executed at the age of 40.

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Callum Johnson
(Boxer)
Callum Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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Leone Sextus Tollemache
(English Military Personnel)
Leone Sextus Tollemache
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 20, 1917
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Brian Bolland
(British Comics Artist)
Brian Bolland
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Birthdate: March 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
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John Foxe
(Historian)
John Foxe
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Birthdate: 1516 AD
Died: April 30, 1587
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Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy
(British Nobleman)
Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1467 AD
Died: June 30, 1537

English nobleman Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy initially had a promising military career under Henry VII. He later rebelled against the Dissolution of the Monasteries and was eventually convicted of treason at Westminster for his involvement in the Pilgrimage of Grace revolt and beheaded.

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Norman Angell
(British Economist, Journalist and Winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Norman Angell
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Birthdate: December 26, 1872
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 7, 1967

Nobel Prize-winning English economist Norman Angell had worked in multiple jobs in his early days and had even been a cowboy and a journalist. Best known for his iconic work The Great Illusion, he also designed a unique card game known as The Money Game, which focused on finance and currency.

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John Taverner
(composer)
John Taverner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1490 AD
Died: October 18, 1545
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Thomas Heywood
(British Playwright, Actor, and Author Best Known for His Masterpiece 'A Woman Killed With Kindness')
Thomas Heywood
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1574 AD
Died: August 16, 1641

Noted Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatist Thomas Heywood is best remembered for his iconic tragedy A Woman Killed with Kindness and his prose work An Apology for Actors. Though it is generally believed he was a University of Cambridge alumnus, there are no records of the fact.

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Henry More
(Philosopher)
Henry More
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Birthdate: October 12, 1614
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 1, 1687
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David George Hogarth
(Archaeologist)
David George Hogarth
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Birthdate: May 23, 1862
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 6, 1927
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Peter Collinson
(Film director)
Peter Collinson
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Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 16, 1980
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Simon Nixon
(Businessperson)
Simon Nixon
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
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William Coddington
(Magistrate)
William Coddington
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1601 AD
Died: November 1, 1678
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Isabel Colegate
(Writer)
Isabel Colegate
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Stephen Langton
(Cardinal)
Stephen Langton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1150 AD
Died: July 9, 1228

Born to the lord of a Lincolnshire manor, Stephen Langton became a well-known scholar of theology in Paris. His election as the archbishop of Canterbury led to a major conflict between the Church and the royalty, eventually leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.

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John Smith
(Football player)
John Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Robert Gordon Latham
(Ethnologist)
Robert Gordon Latham
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Birthdate: March 24, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 9, 1888
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Sir William Monson
(Naval officer)
Sir William Monson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1569 AD
Died: January 31, 1643
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Ronald Garvey
(14th Administrator of Saint Vincent)
Ronald Garvey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 31, 1991