Famous People Born In Norfolk

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George VI
(King of the United Kingdom (1936-52))
George VI
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Birthdate: December 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 6, 1952
The last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth, King George VI was the King of the United Kingdom for fifteen years. He served in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force before reluctantly inheriting the throne and becoming a symbol of courage during WWII. His determination also helped him in his struggle with stammering.
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Princess Diana
(First Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)
Princess Diana
134
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 31, 1997

The first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Diana was a member of the British royal family. As a princess, she became known for her unconventional approach to charity work. She was celebrated as a style icon and fashionista as well. She divorced Charles in 1996 and died in a tragic car accident the following year.

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Roger Taylor
(Best Known As The Drummer Of The Rock Band 'Queen')
Roger Taylor
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Roger Taylor soared to fame as the drummer of the iconic rock band Queen. A Planet Rock poll named him the eighth-greatest classic rock drummer. Taylor also became known for his falsetto vocal range and co-wrote hits such as Innuendo and Under Pressure. He also appeared on Pop Quiz.
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Robert Walpole
(Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-42))
Robert Walpole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 18, 1745
 5 
Martin Brundle
(British Retired Racing Driver Who Competed in 'Formula One')
Martin Brundle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini

Martin Brundle is a British retired racing driver who competed in Formula One. After his retirement, Brundle started working as a commentator. Over the years, he has worked for television networks like BBC, ITV Sport, and Sky Sports.

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Frances Shand Kydd
(Mother of Diana, Princess of Wales)
Frances Shand Kydd
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 3, 2004
Frances Ruth Shand Kydd was the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. She apparently had a tiff with Diana over an interview with Hello! magazine and was not on speaking terms with her at the time of her death. Frances later spent most of her time in Catholic charitable initiatives.
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Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
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Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 17, 1991

Olav V of Norway served as the king of Norway from 1957 to 1991. Olav became heir apparent to the throne in 1905 when his father was crowned king of Norway. His leadership skills during World War II earned him the position of Norwegian Chief of Defence in 1944. Nicknamed The People's King, Olav was popular for his down-to-earth style.

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Hannah Spearritt
(Actress)
Hannah Spearritt
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Birthdate: April 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Rupert Everett
(English Actor And Producer)
Rupert Everett
8
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Caroline Cossey
(British Model and Actress)
Caroline Cossey
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mary Boleyn
(Mistress of Henry VIII)
Mary Boleyn
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Birthdate: 1499 AD
Died: July 19, 1543

Mary Boleyn was the sister of Anne Boleyn. As a sibling of the English queen consort, Boleyn enjoyed considerable influence during King Henry VIII's reign. Also known for her affairs with Henry VIII and King Francis I of France, Boleyn has been the subject of films, such as The Other Boleyn Girl in which she was portrayed by Scarlett Johansson.

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Tanya Burr
(YouTube Personality)
Tanya Burr
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Liam McGeary
(English Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Liam McGeary
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Beth Orton
(Singer-songwriter)
Beth Orton
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Edward Coke
(English Barrister, Judge, and Politician Who is Considered the Greatest Jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras)
Edward Coke
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 1, 1552
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 3, 1634

Edward Coke was an English politician, barrister, and judge. He is regarded as the greatest jurist of the Jacobean and Elizabethan eras. As a barrister, Coke took up important cases like Slade's Case. As a Member of Parliament, Coke campaigned for the Statute of Monopolies 1623. He also played a key role in the passage of the Petition of Right.

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Margery Kempe
(Mystic)
Margery Kempe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1373 AD
Died: 1438 AD

Margery Kempe was an English Christian mystic. She is credited with dictating The Book of Margery Kempe, a literary work regarded by some as the first autobiography in the English language. She made extensive pilgrimages to holy cities and had mystical conversations with God. Even though she was never named a Catholic saint, she is honored in the Anglican Communion.  

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Sam Sexton
(Boxer)
Sam Sexton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Charles Townshend
(Politician)
Charles Townshend
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1725
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 4, 1767
 19 
Galton Blackiston
(English Television Chef)
Galton Blackiston
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
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Robert Southwell
(Poet)
Robert Southwell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1561 AD
Died: February 21, 1595
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Jem Mace
(Boxer)
Jem Mace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 30, 1910
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Cloudesley Shovell
(Military officer)
Cloudesley Shovell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1650
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 23, 1707
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Thomas Shadwell
(Poet)
Thomas Shadwell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1642 AD
Died: November 19, 1692
 24 
Eric Pleasants
(British Military Leader)
Eric Pleasants
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: 1998 AD
 25 
Henry Condell
(Actor)
Henry Condell
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Birthdate: September 5, 1576
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 30, 1627
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Timothy Colman
(Businessman)
Timothy Colman
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 19, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Lin Homer
Lin Homer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Henry Spelman
(Antiquary)
Henry Spelman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1562 AD
Died: October 24, 1641
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Jane Lead
(Christian mystic)
Jane Lead
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1624
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 19, 1704