“Be British.” Captain Smith’s last words, as the great Titanic went down into the icy ocean are the perfect epitome of what it means to be a Britisher. As the imperial rulers of the world who had enslaved and taken control over several other countries across continents in the quest of establishing trade ties, Britishers are also the ones who gave the world the democratic form of government, a concept that evolved from the constitutional monarchy form of government in the Great Britain. Britain is the country where some of the legends of literature and poetry took birth. Imagine what the literary world would have been like had it not been for the “Bard of Avon”, William Shakespeare, or for that matter Charles Dickens and Milton?

Princess DianaPrincess Diana
01 July 1961
Member of the British Royal Family

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
Princess AnnePrincess Anne
15 August 1950
 

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
23 June 1894
King of United Kingdom
Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles
17 July 1947
British duchess
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

Peter SutcliffePeter Sutcliffe
02 June 1946
Serial Killer

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter

Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
15 August 1953
Businessman

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
16 May 1990
Actor
George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom

Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon
04 August 1900
British Queen
Prince WilliamPrince William
21 June 1982
The Duke of Cambridge

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer
Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress

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Princess Alice of BattenbergPrincess Alice of Battenberg
25 February 1885
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor
Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485
Ambassador

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress
Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
18 April 1988
Actress

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19 May 1744
Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress
Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Mary of TeckMary of Teck
26 May 1867
Queen consort of the United Kingdom
Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer
Lady Sarah ChattoLady Sarah Chatto
01 May 1964
Daughter of Princess Margaret

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Belle DelphineBelle Delphine
23 October 1999
Cosplayer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Noel FieldingNoel Fielding
21 May 1973
Comedian

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
28 May 1985
Actress
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer
Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress
Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress
Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516
Queen of England and Ireland

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor
Maurice GibbMaurice Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer-songwriter

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster

Ivar the BonelessIvar the Boneless
0794 AD
Viking Warrior
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist
Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
26 September 1985
Actress

Robin GibbRobin Gibb
22 December 1949
Singer

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
1865 AD
Serial Killer

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
Footballer

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
0849 AD
King of Wessex

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Tom HollandTom Holland
01 June 1996
Actor, Voice Actor
Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
07 March 1974
Actor

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986
Actress
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Modern day Britain also boasts of some highly talented writers and poets. Who can forget Britishers’ contributions to science? It was after all a British man Charles Darwin who propounded the theory of evolution. And what a whole lot the world owes to Sir Isaac Newton, the physicist and his contributions to the scientific revolution? Coming to the contemporary times, isn’t the UK music scenario responsible for the pop revolution that took the world by storm? Browse this section to read all about the famous Britishers who helped shape the world.