“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
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Kit HaringtonKit Harington
26 December 1986
Actor

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

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

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

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales
Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer
Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan

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Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress
Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
 

Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 

Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Jack WhitehallJack Whitehall
07 July 1988
Comedian

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 
Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor
Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer
Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Reality TV Celebrity
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Drummer

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Mathematician
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Jacob Rees-MoggJacob Rees-Mogg
24 May 1969
Politician
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
16 March 1963
Actor

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Maggie SmithMaggie Smith
28 December 1934
Actress

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author
Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978
Footballer

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 
Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Tim CurryTim Curry
19 April 1946
 
David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor, Director, Producer
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor

John DeaconJohn Deacon
19 August 1951
Musician

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
19 November 1600
King of England, Scotland and Ireland
Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
26 September 1948
Singer, Actress

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Film Director
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Suranne JonesSuranne Jones
27 August 1978
Actress
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress, Singer & Author

Iain GlenIain Glen
24 June 1961
Actor
Elizabeth of York Elizabeth of York
11 February 1466
Queen Consort of England

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.