“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

24 December 1991

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury

05 September 1946

Tom HardyTom Hardy

15 September 1977

Brian MayBrian May

19 July 1947

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

24 May 1819

Richard MaddenRichard Madden

18 June 1986

(Graffiti Artist)

1974 AD

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua

15 October 1989

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

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

14 November 1948

Emily BluntEmily Blunt

23 February 1983

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty

15 December 1892

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

Dua LipaDua Lipa

22 August 1995

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

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

09 October 1940

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

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

07 September 1533

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

28 June 1491

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran

17 February 1991

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Henry CavillHenry Cavill

05 May 1983

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown

19 February 2004

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams

13 February 1974

Lily JamesLily James

05 April 1989

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch

19 July 1976

Freddie HighmoreFreddie Highmore

14 February 1992

George MichaelGeorge Michael

25 June 1963

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

06 February 1665

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

19 February 1960

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt

15 March 1993

Noel FieldingNoel Fielding

21 May 1973

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner

21 February 1996

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Theresa MayTheresa May
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

01 October 1956

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne

06 January 1982

Rod StewartRod Stewart

10 January 1945

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz

07 March 1970

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Zayn MalikZayn Malik

12 January 1993

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman

21 February 1946

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall

07 July 1988

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman

27 April 1986

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen

13 October 1971

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes

13 April 1570

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Jude LawJude Law

29 December 1972

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif

16 July 1983

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.