Find out more about the greatest British, including Queen Victoria, Charles, Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill, Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran.

“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
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

Prince HarryPrince Harry
(Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales)

15 September 1984

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)

09 January 1982

George VIGeorge VI
(Former King of the United Kingdom)

14 December 1895

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

24 May 1819

Dua LipaDua Lipa

22 August 1995

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury

05 September 1946

Emily BluntEmily Blunt

23 February 1983

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty

15 December 1892

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

19 February 1960

Harry KaneHarry Kane

28 July 1993

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch

19 July 1976

Prince George of CambridgePrince George of Cambridge
(Prince of Cambridge)

22 July 2013

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex

10 March 1964

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke

23 October 1986

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran

17 February 1991

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

28 June 1491

Tom HardyTom Hardy

15 September 1977

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

07 September 1533

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

Karen GillanKaren Gillan

28 November 1987

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt

15 March 1993

Gareth BaleGareth Bale

16 July 1989

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua

15 October 1989

Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

Idris ElbaIdris Elba

06 September 1972

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom)

21 April 1926

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

David BowieDavid Bowie

08 January 1947

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston

09 February 1981

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

09 October 1940

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Thandie NewtonThandie Newton

06 November 1972

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz

07 March 1970

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles
(British duchess)

17 July 1947

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown

19 February 2004

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

Zayn MalikZayn Malik

12 January 1993

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Simon CowellSimon Cowell
(Reality TV Celebrity)

07 October 1959

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney

24 October 1985

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
(Singer, Actress)

26 September 1948

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Mary of TeckMary of Teck
(Former Queen of the United Kingdom)

26 May 1867

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig

02 March 1968

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne

03 December 1948

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Victoria BeckhamVictoria Beckham
(Singer, Businesswoman, Model, Fashion Designer)

17 April 1974

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-StrelitzCharlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland)

19 May 1744

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley

26 September 1985

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
(Marquess of Pembroke)

1501 AD

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

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

18 February 1516

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman

08 September 1971

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif

16 July 1983

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley

26 March 1985

Rita OraRita Ora

26 November 1990

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.