Browse this section to read all about the most famous and influential people from Britain

“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?

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)

24 May 1819

22 January 1901

Kensington Palace

Gemini

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

24 January 1965

Blenheim Palace

Sagittarius

Prince HarryPrince Harry
(Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales)

15 September 1984

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

Aquarius

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

06 June 1976

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S

Sagittarius

Winona RyderWinona Ryder

29 October 1971

Olmsted County, Minnesota, U.S

Scorpio

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

14 January 1977

Windlestone Hall

Gemini

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley
(Actress)

10 April 1992

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aries

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

Aquarius

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

06 May 1910

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

Aries

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

Capricorn

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
(Queen of England)

07 September 1533

24 March 1603

Palace of Placentia

Virgo

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

Aries

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

Charlie HeatonCharlie Heaton
(Actor)

06 February 1994

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Aquarius

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
(King of England)

28 June 1491

28 January 1547

Palace of Placentia

Cancer

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Teddington

Aries

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)

09 January 1982

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Capricorn

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

London Borough of Hackney

Virgo

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

Taurus

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom)

21 April 1926

Mayfair, London

Taurus

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

Capricorn

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Leo

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Reading, Berkshire, England

Libra

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Saint Helier, Jersey

Taurus

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Bradford, England, UK

Capricorn

Mary of TeckMary of Teck
(Former Queen of the United Kingdom)

26 May 1867

24 March 1953

Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom

Gemini

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isleworth

Taurus

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
(Actress)

16 July 1983

Hong Kong

Cancer

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Redditch, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Rita OraRita Ora
(Singer)

26 November 1990

Pristina

Sagittarius

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

14 January 2016

Hammersmith

Pisces

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

Aries

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

Cancer

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Aston, Birmingham, England

Sagittarius

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
(Actress)

23 February 1983

Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Pisces

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
(Actress, Singer & Author)

01 October 1935

Walton-on-Thames

Libra

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
(Author)

31 July 1965

Yate

Leo

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

Aquarius

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Hammersmith, London, England

Virgo

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
(Queen of England and Ireland)

18 February 1516

17 November 1558

Palace of Placentia

Aquarius

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Leo

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Holywood

Taurus

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Leo

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor

27 February 1932

23 March 2011

Hampstead

Pisces

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

Pisces

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Leytonstone, London, England

Taurus

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie

15 September 1890

12 January 1976

Torquay, Devon, England

Virgo

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
(King of England, Scotland and Ireland)

19 November 1600

30 January 1649

Dunfermline Palace

Scorpio

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Leo

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
(Marquess of Pembroke)

1501 AD

19 May 1536

Hever

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
(Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom)

13 October 1925

08 April 2013

Grantham

Libra

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Finsbury Park, London, England

Leo

AdeleAdele
(Singer-songwriter)

05 May 1988

Tottenham

Taurus

William IV of the United KingdomWilliam IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover)

21 August 1765

20 June 1837

Buckingham Palace

Leo

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
(First Tudor Monarch)

28 January 1457

21 April 1509

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Aquarius

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
(Journalist)

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

Libra

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

Golders Green

Gemini

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Aries

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
(Singer)

21 September 1972

Burnage

Virgo

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Pisces

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

26 October 0899

Wantage

Prince George of CambridgePrince George of Cambridge
(Prince of Cambridge)

22 July 2013

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

London, England, UK

Sagittarius

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
(Actor)

16 May 1990

Southwark, United Kingdom

Taurus

Princess Alice of BattenbergPrincess Alice of Battenberg
(Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark)

25 February 1885

05 December 1969

Windsor Castle, Windsor, United Kingdom

Pisces

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
(Actor)

20 April 1964

Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Aries

Richard BransonRichard Branson
(Entrepreneur)

18 July 1950

Blackheath London

Cancer

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
George III of the United KingdomGeorge III of the United Kingdom
(King)

04 June 1738

29 January 1820

Norfolk House

Gemini

John BoyegaJohn Boyega
(Actor)

17 March 1992

Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom

Pisces

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
(Actor)

05 February 1969

Newport

Aquarius

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

Aries

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

Hammersmith

Libra

Jamie VardyJamie Vardy
(Footballer)

11 January 1987

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Capricorn

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
(Writer, Poet)

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Cary GrantCary Grant
(American-British actor)

18 January 1904

29 November 1986

Horfield

Capricorn

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

Sagittarius

Theresa MayTheresa May
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

01 October 1956

Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Libra

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.

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