Browse this section to read all about the most famous and influential people from Britain

“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?

AdeleAdele
(Singer-songwriter)

05 May 1988

Tottenham

Taurus

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Leo

George BooleGeorge Boole
(Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician)

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
(Actress)

23 February 1983

Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Pisces

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

Pisces

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
(Actress)

16 July 1983

Hong Kong

Cancer

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Saint Helier, Jersey

Taurus

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Pisces

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

Capricorn

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding
(Singer-Songwriter)

30 December 1986

Hereford, England

Capricorn

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Holywood

Taurus

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Westminster, London, England

Capricorn

Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
(Actor)

16 May 1990

Southwark, United Kingdom

Taurus

Julianne MooreJulianne Moore
(Actress)

03 December 1960

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.

Sagittarius

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

28 June 1491

28 January 1547

Palace of Placentia

Cancer

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
(Actor)

13 May 1986

London, United Kingdom

Taurus

Mel BMel B
(Singer)

29 May 1975

Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

Gemini

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley
(Actress)

10 April 1992

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aries

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Gareth BaleGareth Bale
(Footballer)

16 July 1989

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cancer

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

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

24 May 1819

22 January 1901

Kensington Palace

Gemini

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

07 September 1533

24 March 1603

Palace of Placentia

Virgo

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

James CordenJames Corden
(Actor)

22 August 1978

London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Leo

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Teddington

Aries

Aaron Taylor-JohnsonAaron Taylor-Johnson
(Actor)

13 June 1990

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

Gemini

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
(Actor)

13 January 1977

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

Aries

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Taurus

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

24 January 1965

Blenheim Palace

Sagittarius

John BoyegaJohn Boyega
(Actor)

17 March 1992

Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom

Pisces

Lily CollinsLily Collins
(Actress)

18 March 1989

Guildford, United Kingdom

Pisces

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

Aquarius

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

Aries

Sean ConnerySean Connery
(Actor)

25 August 1930

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Virgo

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
(Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom)

13 October 1925

08 April 2013

Grantham

Libra

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini
(Singer)

30 June 1983

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Cancer

Rita OraRita Ora
(Singer)

26 November 1990

Pristina

Sagittarius

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

Lauren CohanLauren Cohan
(Actress)

07 January 1982

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States

Capricorn

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)
Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
(Actor)

08 September 1971

Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

Virgo

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

Taurus

Jessie JJessie J
(Singer-Songwriter)

27 March 1988

Seven Kings, Ilford, United Kingdom

Aries

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Leytonstone, London, England

Taurus

Ed WestwickEd Westwick
(Actor)

28 June 1987

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Cancer

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

Aquarius

David CameronDavid Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

09 October 1966

London

Libra

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

31 July 1965

Yate

Leo

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Leo

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Reading, Berkshire, England

Libra

Steven GerrardSteven Gerrard
(Football Player)

30 May 1980

Whiston

Gemini

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

Cancer

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
(Actress)

26 September 1985

Hertfordshire, England, UK

Libra

Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness
(Actor)

02 April 1914

05 August 2000

Maida Vale

Aries

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
(Queen of England and Ireland)

18 February 1516

17 November 1558

Palace of Placentia

Aquarius

Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
(Actor)

19 September 1948

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Virgo

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
(Character actor)

27 May 1922

11 June 2015

Belgravia, Westminster, London, England, UK

Gemini

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
(Member of the London School Board)

01 October 1847

20 September 1933

Clapham

Libra

Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens
(Author)

13 April 1949

15 December 2011

Portsmouth

Aries

Benjamin DisraeliBenjamin Disraeli
(British Prime Minister)

21 December 1804

19 April 1881

Bloomsbury, London

Sagittarius

John LockeJohn Locke
(Father of Classical Liberalism)

29 August 1632

28 October 1704

Wrington, Somerset, England

Virgo

Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
(Actor, Director, Producer)

22 December 1962

Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK

Sagittarius

Rupert GrintRupert Grint
(Actor)

24 August 1988

Harlow, Essex, England

Virgo

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

BanksyBanksy
(Graffiti Artist)

1974 AD

Bristol, United Kingdom

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
(Formula One Driver)

07 January 1985

Stevenage, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

Capricorn

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor

27 February 1932

23 March 2011

Hampstead

Pisces

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Scorpio

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

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

David WalliamsDavid Walliams
(Actor)

20 August 1971

London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom

Leo

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

Frank LampardFrank Lampard
(Footballer)

20 June 1978

Romford, London, England

Gemini

J R R TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
(Writer, Poet)

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Redditch, United Kingdom

Aquarius

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

19 November 1600

30 January 1649

Dunfermline Palace

Scorpio

Rhona MitraRhona Mitra
(Actress)

09 August 1976

Hampstead, United Kingdom

Leo

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

02 August 1922

Edinburgh

Pisces

Alfred the GreatAlfred the Great
(King of Wessex)

0849 AD

26 October 0899

Wantage

William the ConquerorWilliam the Conqueror
(King of England)

1028 AD

09 September 1087

Duchy of Normandy

Rod StewartRod Stewart
(Singer-songwriter)

10 January 1945

Highgate

Capricorn

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Finsbury Park, London, England

Leo

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)

10 December 1815

27 November 1852

London

Sagittarius

Patrick Stewart Patrick Stewart
(Actor)

13 July 1940

Mirfield

Cancer

Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
(Military & Political Leader)

25 April 1599

03 September 1658

Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire

Taurus

Michael CaineMichael Caine
(Actor)

14 March 1933

Rotherhithe

Pisces

David NivenDavid Niven
(Actor)

01 March 1910

29 July 1983

London

Pisces

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.

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