“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?

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
24 December 1991
Singer

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
15 April 1997
Actress

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress
Kit HaringtonKit Harington
26 December 1986
Actor

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

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress
Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer, Musician
Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
King of United Kingdom

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer, Poet
Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 
Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef and Restaurateur

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress
Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485
Ambassador

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David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster, Naturalist

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
 

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Sean BeanSean Bean
17 April 1959
Actor
AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter

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

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam
10 April 1980
 
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Computer Scientist

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
 

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
08 December 1994
Footballer
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
09 February 1981
Actor

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
First Tudor Monarch

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author
Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke
Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
16 March 1963
Actor

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
 
Serial Killer

Jude LawJude Law
29 December 1972
Actor
Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974
Adventurer

Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter
Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516
Queen of England and Ireland
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
 

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer
Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor, Director, Producer

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
19 November 1600
King of England, Scotland and Ireland
Russell BrandRussell Brand
04 June 1975
Comedian, Actor, Radio Host, TV Host

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
 
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress, Singer & Author

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Drummer

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor
Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Film Director

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.