“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?

Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921
Husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926
Queen of the United Kingdom

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales

Princess DianaPrincess Diana
01 July 1961
Member of the British Royal Family

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

Prince HarryPrince Harry
15 September 1984
Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales

Princess AnnePrincess Anne
15 August 1950
Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II

Edward VIII of the United KingdomEdward VIII of the United Kingdom
23 June 1894
King of United Kingdom
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Anya Taylor-JoyAnya Taylor-Joy
16 April 1996
Actress

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip

Prince WilliamPrince William
21 June 1982
The Duke of Cambridge

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865
Former King of the United Kingdom
Dua LipaDua Lipa
22 August 1995
Singer-songwriter

Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan
28 May 1985
Actress

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

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress
Princess Alice of BattenbergPrincess Alice of Battenberg
25 February 1885
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Damian LewisDamian Lewis
11 February 1971
Actor
Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike
27 January 1979
Actress

Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon
04 August 1900
British Queen

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Former British Prime Minister
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom

Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General
Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
27 May 1971
Actor

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles
17 July 1947
British duchess
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937
 

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Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge
Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress
Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

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

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964
British Prime Minister
Piers MorganPiers Morgan
30 March 1965
Journalist

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer, Composer

David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-WindsorArchie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
06 May 2019
Son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Henry VIII of EnglandHenry VIII of England
28 June 1491
King of England

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971
Actor
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
Actress

Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
18 April 1988
Actress

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress
Aaron Taylor-JohnsonAaron Taylor-Johnson
13 June 1990
Actor

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Tom HollandTom Holland
01 June 1996
Actor, Voice Actor

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor

Ivar the BonelessIvar the Boneless
0794 AD
Viking Warrior

Mary of TeckMary of Teck
26 May 1867
Queen consort of the United Kingdom
Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 

John LennonJohn Lennon
09 October 1940
Co-founder of 'The Beatles'

Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter
26 May 1966
Actress
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley
10 April 1992
Actress
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
22 December 1962
Actor

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 
David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster

Amy Jade WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse
14 September 1983
Singer-songwriter
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Mathematician

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935
Actress
Keeley HawesKeeley Hawes
10 February 1976
Actress

Prince George of CambridgePrince George of Cambridge
22 July 2013
Prince of Cambridge
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
03 December 1948
 

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
30 July 1970
Director
Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom
13 January 1977
Actor
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
Musician

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

Peter PhillipsPeter Phillips
15 November 1977
Member of the British Royal Family

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist
Gary OldmanGary Oldman
21 March 1958
Actor

Anne, Queen of Great BritainAnne, Queen of Great Britain
06 February 1665
Queen of Britan

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson
11 May 1963
Actress

Jenna ColemanJenna Coleman
27 April 1986
Actress

Alan RickmanAlan Rickman
21 February 1946
Actor
Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor
Harry KaneHarry Kane
28 July 1993
Footballer

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor
Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Jesse LingardJesse Lingard
15 December 1992
Footballer

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.