Find out more about the greatest Britishers, including Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, George VI and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

“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?

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

Harry KaneHarry Kane
(Footballer)

28 July 1993

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Lily JamesLily James
(Actress)

05 April 1989

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

24 May 1819

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

Dua LipaDua Lipa
(Singer-songwriter)

22 August 1995

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

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

14 November 1948

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Dele AlliDele Alli
(Footballer)

11 April 1996

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
(Actress)

23 February 1983

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

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

07 September 1533

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

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

09 October 1940

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
(Actress)

23 October 1986

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

28 June 1491

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actress)

15 March 1993

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
(Actress)

19 February 2004

Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
(Footballer)

15 December 1992

George MichaelGeorge Michael
(Singer)

25 June 1963

Mel BMel B
(Singer)

29 May 1975

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Raheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
(Footballer)

08 December 1994

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
(Actress)

21 February 1996

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Andy MurrayAndy Murray
(Tennis Player)

15 May 1987

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

31 July 1965

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
(Footballer)

16 July 1989

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
(Actress)

28 November 1987

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton
(Actress)

06 November 1972

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
(Actress)

26 March 1985

Gary LinekerGary Lineker
(Footballer)

30 November 1960

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
(Actress)

26 September 1985

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

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

09 January 1982

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
(Actress)

16 July 1983

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

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.