“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
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

Louis TomlinsonLouis Tomlinson
(Singer)

24 December 1991

Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
(Queen of Britan)

06 February 1665

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

24 May 1819

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
(Actress)

23 February 1983

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

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

07 September 1533

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
(Actress, Singer & Author)

01 October 1935

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

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

28 June 1491

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

14 November 1948

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

George MichaelGeorge Michael
(Singer)

25 June 1963

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
(Actor)

18 June 1986

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Theresa MayTheresa May
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

01 October 1956

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

09 October 1940

Anne HegertyAnne Hegerty
(TV Presenter)

14 July 1958

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

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Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
(Actress)

21 February 1996

George VGeorge V
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

03 June 1865

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
(Actress)

26 March 1985

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

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Dua LipaDua Lipa
(Singer-songwriter)

22 August 1995

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

31 July 1965

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

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Jude LawJude Law
(Actor)

29 December 1972

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
(Actress)

23 October 1986

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Noel EdmondsNoel Edmonds
(Television Presenter)

22 December 1948

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Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
(Actress)

15 March 1993

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
(Actress)

16 July 1983

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Andy MurrayAndy Murray
(Tennis Player)

15 May 1987

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Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Rita OraRita Ora
(Singer)

26 November 1990

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
(Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip)

19 February 1960

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

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Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
(Actress)

19 February 2004

Edward I of EnglandEdward I of England
(King of England)

17 June 1239

Lily JamesLily James
(Actress)

05 April 1989

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

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Holly WilloughbyHolly Willoughby
(Television Presenter, Model)

10 February 1981

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

19 November 1600

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore
(Actor)

14 February 1992

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Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Mark RonsonMark Ronson
(Musician)

04 September 1975

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.