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?

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

14 March 2018

Oxford

Capricorn

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

30 November 1874

24 January 1965

Blenheim Palace

Sagittarius

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

24 May 1819

22 January 1901

Kensington Palace

Gemini

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
(Princess)

21 August 1930

09 February 2002

Glamis Castle

Leo

Emily BluntEmily Blunt
(Actress)

23 February 1983

Roehampton, London, United Kingdom

Pisces

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

14 November 1948

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty
(Businessman)

15 December 1892

06 June 1976

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S

Sagittarius

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

New Cross, London, England

Aries

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
(Boxer)

15 October 1989

Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Libra

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

Aquarius

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

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

09 January 1982

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Capricorn

Tom HardyTom Hardy
(Actor)

15 September 1977

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

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

15 September 1984

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Virgo

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
(Actress)

28 November 1987

Inverness, Scotland

Sagittarius

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

07 September 1533

24 March 1603

Palace of Placentia

Virgo

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

24 November 1991

Stone Town

Virgo

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

28 June 1491

28 January 1547

Palace of Placentia

Cancer

Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
(Actress)

19 February 2004

Marbella, Spain

Aquarius

Jamie DornanJamie Dornan
(Actor, Model)

01 May 1982

Holywood

Taurus

Daniel Day-LewisDaniel Day-Lewis
(Actor)

29 April 1957

Greenwich, United Kingdom

Taurus

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
(British actress)

15 April 1990

Paris, France

Aries

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
(Film actress)

04 May 1929

20 January 1993

Ixelles

Taurus

Elton JohnElton John
(Singer)

25 March 1947

Pinner, United Kingdom

Aries

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
(Actor)

06 September 1972

London Borough of Hackney

Virgo

David BowieDavid Bowie
(Singer)

08 January 1947

10 January 2016

Brixton

Capricorn

Edward VIIEdward VII
(King of United Kingdom)

09 November 1841

06 May 1910

Buckingham Palace

Scorpio

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
(Actor)

19 July 1976

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

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

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

Libra

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
(Singer)

12 January 1993

Bradford, England, UK

Capricorn

Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

30 March 1945

Aries

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Pisces

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
(Actress)

23 October 1986

London

Libra

Martin FreemanMartin Freeman
(Actor)

08 September 1971

Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK

Virgo

Talulah RileyTalulah Riley
(Actress)

26 September 1985

Hertfordshire, England, UK

Libra

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

31 March 1727

Woolsthorpe Manor, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Andy SerkisAndy Serkis
(Actor)

20 April 1964

Ruislip, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Aries

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

Capricorn

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin

16 April 1889

25 December 1977

Walworth, London

Aries

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison

25 February 1943

29 November 2001

Pisces

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
(Singer-songwriter)

18 June 1942

Walton, Liverpool

Gemini

Jason StathamJason Statham
(Actor, Producer, Martial Artist)

26 July 1967

Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England

Leo

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
(Actor)

05 May 1983

Saint Helier, Jersey

Taurus

Karl MarxKarl Marx
(Economist, Philosopher)

05 May 1818

14 March 1883

Trier

Taurus

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Leo

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor

27 February 1932

23 March 2011

Hampstead

Pisces

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
(Former English Footballer)

02 May 1975

Leytonstone, London, England

Taurus

John HarrisonJohn Harrison

03 April 1693

24 March 1776

Foulby

Aries

Lily JamesLily James
(Actress)

05 April 1989

Esher

Aries

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

22 July 2013

St Mary's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Cancer

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

Pisces

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
(Actor)

09 February 1981

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
(Actress)

26 March 1985

Teddington

Aries

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

31 July 1965

Yate

Leo

Rita OraRita Ora
(Singer)

26 November 1990

Pristina

Sagittarius

Harry KaneHarry Kane
(Footballer)

28 July 1993

Walthamstow, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Leo

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan
(Film Director)

30 July 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

Leo

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
(Actress)

16 July 1983

Hong Kong

Cancer

Kate WinsletKate Winslet

05 October 1975

Reading, Berkshire, England

Libra

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

London

Aries

Charlie HunnamCharlie Hunnam

10 April 1980

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Aries

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe

23 July 1989

Fulham

Cancer

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

13 October 1925

08 April 2013

Grantham

Libra

Anthony EdenAnthony Eden
(Prime Minister of UK)

12 June 1897

14 January 1977

Windlestone Hall

Gemini

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

18 February 1516

17 November 1558

Palace of Placentia

Aquarius

Jack the RipperJack the Ripper
(Serial Killer)

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne
(Actor)

06 January 1982

Westminster, London, England

Capricorn

Harry StylesHarry Styles
(Singer)

01 February 1994

Redditch, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale

26 July 1973

Finsbury Park, London, England

Leo

Gugu Mbatha-RawGugu Mbatha-Raw
(Actress)

21 April 1983

Oxford, United Kingdom

Taurus

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Daisy RidleyDaisy Ridley
(Actress)

10 April 1992

Westminster, United Kingdom

Aries

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
(Marquess of Pembroke)

1501 AD

19 May 1536

Hever

AdeleAdele
(Singer-songwriter)

05 May 1988

Tottenham

Taurus

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
(Drummer)

07 July 1940

Dingle, Liverpool, England

Cancer

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
(Singer, Musician)

26 July 1943

Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Leo

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isleworth

Taurus

Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter

26 May 1966

Golders Green

Gemini

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.