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Paige
(Youngest WWE Divas Champion)
Paige
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Retired wrestler Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known as Paige, has won the Divas Championship twice and was also its the youngest winner. She was also the first NXT Women's Champion. Paige later appeared on shows such as Total Divas and Tough Enough, and films such as Santa's Little Helper
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Olivia Colman
(Known for Her Comedic, Dramatic Roles in Film and Television)
Olivia Colman
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Birthdate: January 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Olivia Colman is a British actress best known for her dramatic and comedic roles in film and television. One of the most decorated actresses of her generation, Colman has received many prestigious awards such as an Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Awards, and BAFTA TV Awards. Olivia Colman is also known for her philanthropic efforts.

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Harriet Martineau
(First Female Sociologist)
Harriet Martineau
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Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 27, 1876

Regarded by many as the first female sociologist, Harriet Martineau was a prominent 19th-century social theorist, classical economist, and intellectual who penned the iconic work The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte. She was partially deaf and had lost her sense of taste and smell in childhood.

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Julian of Norwich
(English mystic)
Julian of Norwich
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1342
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: 1416 AD
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China Miéville
(Speculative Fiction & Fantasy Author Known for Her Work 'Perdido Street Station')
China Miéville
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Cathy Dennis
(Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter)
Cathy Dennis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
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Elizabeth Fry
(English Prison Reformer Who Played a Major Role in the' Gaol Ac't, Which Necessitated Sex-Segregation of Prisons)
Elizabeth Fry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1780
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 12, 1845

Elizabeth Fry was an English social reformer, prison reformer, Quaker, and philanthropist. Nicknamed the Angel of Prisons, Fry played a major role in the Gaol Act, which necessitated sex-segregation of prisons. The act also mandated the appointment of female warders for female inmates.

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Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
(English Military Commander Best Known for his Role in the 'Wars of the Roses')
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1428
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 14, 1471

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick was an English administrator, nobleman, and military commander. Nicknamed Warwick the Kingmaker, Warwick played an important role in the Wars of the Roses; he originally supported the House of York only to switch his allegiance to the House of Lancaster. His actions resulted in the downfall of two kings which earned him his nickname.

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Philip Pullman
(Writer, Novelist, University teacher, Playwright, Librarian, Children's writer)
Philip Pullman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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Tony Sheridan
(English Guitarist Who was an Early Collaborator of the Popular Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Tony Sheridan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 16, 2013

Tony Sheridan was an English guitarist who lived and worked in Germany. He was an early collaborator of the popular rock band, the Beatles. Tony Sheridan is the only non-Beatle to be credited as lead singer of one of the band's recordings that charted as a single.

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Tom Aikens
(English Michelin-Starred Chef)
Tom Aikens
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1970 AD

Tom Aikens is an English chef who helped French restaurant Pied à Terre earn two Michelin stars in 1997. He became the youngest chef to earn Michelin stars since 1990 when Harveys earned the stars under Marco Pierre White. In 2003, Tom Aikens opened his eponymous restaurant which earned two Michelin stars by 2008. However, the restaurant was closed in 2014.

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Thomas Morley
(Composer, Musician)
Thomas Morley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1557 AD
Died: September 30, 1602
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Matthew Parker
(Archbishop of Canterbury)
Matthew Parker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1504
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 17, 1575

Anglican archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker had faced hostility under Roman Catholic queen Mary I’s reign but got his privileges back when Elizabeth I came to power. Among his many works was his own translation of the Bible. He had also been the vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

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Chris Lake
(British Disc Jockey and Record producer)
Chris Lake
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
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William Jackson Hooker
(British Botanist and Botanical Illustrator Best Known for Expanding and Developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew)
William Jackson Hooker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 6, 1785
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 12, 1865

Botanist William Jackson Hooker made history as the first director of the Kew Gardens, or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Born to a merchant’s clerk who was also an amateur botanist, Hooker developed an interest in insects, birds, and plants at an early age. He was also known for his plant illustrations.

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John Sell Cotman
(British painter)
John Sell Cotman
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Birthdate: May 16, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 24, 1842
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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)
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Jim Chapman
(British YouTuber, Vlogger, Model, and Writer)
Jim Chapman
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn

British YouTube star, model, and writer Jim Chapman is best known for his vlogs and Q&As. Though he initially studied psychology, he later stepped into social media and never looked back. He has also been part of a YouTube Boyband to raise money for charity. He also appears on the ITV2 show Viral Trap.

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Edward Bullard
(British Geophysicist Who Developed the Theory of the Geodynamo)
Edward Bullard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 3, 1980

A pioneer of marine geophysics, geophysicist Edward Bullard was best known for his work on geodynamo and seismology and was a professor at the University of Cambridge. Initially a nuclear physicist, he switched to geophysics to find a lucrative job during the Great Depression. He was eventually knighted for his achievements.

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John Playford
(Bookseller)
John Playford
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Birthdate: 1623 AD
Died: November 30, 1686
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John Caius
(Physician)
John Caius
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 6, 1510
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 29, 1573
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Michael Andrews
(Painter)
Michael Andrews
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Birthdate: October 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 19, 1995
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Amelia Opie
(Novelist and poet)
Amelia Opie
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 12, 1769
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 2, 1853
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Peter Barlow
(Mathematician)
Peter Barlow
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 13, 1776
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 1, 1862
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James Martineau
(Philosopher)
James Martineau
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Birthdate: April 21, 1805
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 11, 1900
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John Crome
(Artist)
John Crome
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Birthdate: December 22, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 22, 1821
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Walter de Gray
(Statesman)
Walter de Gray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Died: May 1, 1255
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Joe Farman
(Geophysicist)
Joe Farman
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Birthdate: August 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 11, 2013
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Thomas Deloney
(Novelist)
Thomas Deloney
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1543 AD
Died: March 31, 1600
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John Cosin
(Bishop and theologian)
John Cosin
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Birthdate: November 30, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 15, 1672
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Beryl Bryden
(Singer)
Beryl Bryden
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: July 14, 1998

Beryl Bryden was a British jazz singer best remembered for her collaboration with Lonnie Donegan and Chris Barber. She is also remembered for her contribution to the popular song Rock Island Line, which helped set off the skiffle movement of the late 1950s.

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Ambrose Reeves
(Bishop)
Ambrose Reeves
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 23, 1980
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Stephen Tries
(British YouTuber, Social Media Personality, and Comedian)
Stephen Tries
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer

Stephen Tries is a British YouTuber, social media personality, and comedian. He is best known for his parody series, How To, which features spoofs and comedy sketches on celebrities. Stephen Tries also has his own merchandise line.

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John Capgrave
(Historian)
John Capgrave
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Birthdate: April 21, 1393
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 12, 1464
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Angela Beesley Starling
(Entrepreneur)
Angela Beesley Starling
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
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Rebecca Humphries
(British Actress and Playwright)
Rebecca Humphries
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
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Jack Dean
(British YouTube Star and TV Personality)
Jack Dean
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces

British YouTuber and TV personality Jack Dean is best known by his online pseudonym, JaackMaate. While he initially gained fame for his vlogs and web series Jack's Chat With, he later launched a second channel, named Happy Hour Podcast. He once spent a week at the Big Brother (UK) house.