Famous People Born In Northamptonshire

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Richard III of England
(King of England)
Richard III of England
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Birthdate: October 2, 1452
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 22, 1485

Richard III was King of England from 1483 to 1485. His defeat and subsequent death marked the demise of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of William Shakespeare's famous play Richard III. He has also been an inspiration for several other works of literature and films.

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Brendan Coyle
(Actor)
Brendan Coyle
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Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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James Acaster
(Comedian)
James Acaster
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Birthdate: January 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn

English comedian James Acaster is best known for his shows such as The Island and We the Jury. While he initially studied music and played drums for various bands, Acaster found fame with stand-up comedy. He has penned bestsellers such as James Acaster's Classic Scrapes and also has a Netflix special.

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Jim Dale
(Actor)
Jim Dale
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Birthdate: August 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Dryden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 12, 1700
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Louise Brealey
(Actress)
Louise Brealey
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Birthdate: March 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Donald Sumpter
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Birthdate: February 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Leo G. Carroll
(Actor Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Topper’ & ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E')
Leo G. Carroll
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Birthdate: October 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 16, 1972
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Margaret of York
(Politician)
Margaret of York
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Birthdate: May 3, 1446
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 23, 1503
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Phil Neal
(Football player)
Phil Neal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Blake Fielder-Civil
(British Former Video Production Assistant and Ex-Husband of Late Singer Amy Winehouse)
Blake Fielder-Civil
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
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Robin Soans
(Actor, playwright specialising in verbatim and documentary plays)
Robin Soans
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Thomas Dudley
(Magistrate)
Thomas Dudley
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1576
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 31, 1653
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Francis Godwin
(British Historian, Writer and Bishop of Llandaff)
Francis Godwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1562 AD
Died: March 31, 1633

Francis Godwin is credited with being the first science-fiction author of English literature, for his tale of space travel in The Man in the Moone. His works are said to have inspired authors such as Jonathan Swift, directly or indirectly. He was also the bishop of Llandaff and of Hereford.

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George Alcock
(Astronomer)
George Alcock
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 15, 2000
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Henry Kingsley
(Novelist)
Henry Kingsley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 24, 1876
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Richard Knolles
(Historian)
Richard Knolles
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Birthdate: 1545 AD
Died: June 30, 1610
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Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden
(Poet)
Thomas Vaux, 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 25, 1509
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 15, 1556