“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?

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor

George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Kit HaringtonKit Harington
26 December 1986
Actor
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916
Former British Prime Minister

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

Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

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

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer
Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress
Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress

Jeremy Bernard CorbynJeremy Corbyn
26 May 1949
Politician, Trade Unionist

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom
John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

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Sam MendesSam Mendes
01 August 1965
Film Director

Stephen WardStephen Ward
19 October 1912
Accused in the Profumo Affair scandal

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Henry IV of EnglandHenry IV of England
15 April 1367
King of England
Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais
25 June 1961
Actor, Comedian

Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England
Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor
Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer

Lady Sarah ChattoLady Sarah Chatto
01 May 1964
Daughter of Princess Margaret

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister

Phoebe Waller-BridgePhoebe Waller-Bridge
14 July 1985
Actress
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
King of England

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom
Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
12 June 1897
Prime Minister of UK

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
13 July 1940
Actor
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
Actress
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960
 
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

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

Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan
Helen MirrenHelen Mirren
26 July 1945
Actress

Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
 

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Mathematician

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster

Guy FawkesGuy Fawkes
13 April 1570
Soldier
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
25 May 1939
British Actor

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
24 July 1982
Film actor
James CordenJames Corden
22 August 1978
Actor

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
16 March 1963
Actor
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author

AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler
13 November 1969
Actor
Charles I of EnglandCharles I of England
19 November 1600
King of England

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney
24 October 1985
 
Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress

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.