“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?

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947
Singer

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
23 October 1986
Actress

Naomi ScottNaomi Scott
06 May 1993
Actress

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner
21 February 1996
Actress

Kit HaringtonKit Harington
26 December 1986
Actor
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
15 April 1997
Actress

Anthony JoshuaAnthony Joshua
15 October 1989
Boxer

Richard MaddenRichard Madden
18 June 1986
Actor
Theresa MayTheresa May
01 October 1956
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948
Prince of Wales
Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon
16 December 1485
Ambassador

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

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895
Former King of the United Kingdom

Lily CollinsLily Collins
18 March 1989
Actress
Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912
Computer Scientist

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

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987
Actress
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
08 January 1942
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist

Michael SheenMichael Sheen
05 February 1969
Actor
Millie Bobby BrownMillie Bobby Brown
19 February 2004
Actress

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer

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

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942
Singer-songwriter
Elizabeth I of EnglandElizabeth I of England
07 September 1533
Queen of England
Jason StathamJason Statham
26 July 1967
Actor, Producer, Martial Artist

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

Idris ElbaIdris Elba
06 September 1972
Actor

Tom HardyTom Hardy
15 September 1977
Actor
David BowieDavid Bowie
08 January 1947
Singer

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929
Film actress

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton
07 January 1985
Formula One Driver

Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson
13 May 1986
Actor

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Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
17 February 1991
Singer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Sean ConnerySean Connery
25 August 1930
Actor
Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson
15 April 1959
 

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
08 November 1966
Chef
Andy MurrayAndy Murray
15 May 1987
Tennis Player

Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841
Former King of the United Kingdom
Emily BluntEmily Blunt
23 February 1983
Actress

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale
26 July 1973
Actress

Henry VIIHenry VII of England
28 January 1457
First Tudor Monarch

Emma WatsonEmma Watson
15 April 1990
British actress

Lily JamesLily James
05 April 1989
Actress

Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch
19 July 1976
Actor

Mick JaggerMick Jagger
26 July 1943
Singer

David BeckhamDavid Beckham
02 May 1975
Former English Footballer
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
25 February 1943
 

David TennantDavid Tennant
18 April 1971
Actor
Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925
Only Woman Prime Minister of United Kingdom

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

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955
Actor & Comedian
Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe
23 July 1989
Actor

Brian MayBrian May
19 July 1947
 
Simon CowellSimon Cowell
07 October 1959
Reality TV Celebrity

Luke EvansLuke Evans
15 April 1979
Actor

Alia BhattAlia Bhatt
15 March 1993
Actress
Jamie BellJamie Bell
14 March 1986
Actor

Kaya ScodelarioKaya Scodelario
13 March 1992
Actress
George MichaelGeorge Michael
25 June 1963
Singer

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643
Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
12 August 1992
Model, Actress

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
21 December 1966
Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer
Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982
The Duchess of Cambridge

Zayn MalikZayn Malik
12 January 1993
Singer

Christian BaleChristian Bale
30 January 1974
 

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
16 April 1889
 
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Drummer

Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
16 March 1963
Actor

Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn
1501 AD
Marquess of Pembroke

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994
Singer

Henry CavillHenry Cavill
05 May 1983
Actor
Frank LampardFrank Lampard
20 June 1978
Footballer

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
08 May 1926
Broadcaster, Naturalist
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
11 February 1982
Actress

Mary I of EnglandMary I of England
18 February 1516
Queen of England and Ireland

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
02 March 1968
Actor
Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley
26 March 1985
Actress

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965
Author
Gareth BaleGareth Bale
16 July 1989
Footballer

AdeleAdele
05 May 1988
Singer-songwriter

Elizabeth TaylorElizabeth Taylor
27 February 1932
 

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston
09 February 1981
Actor
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
30 March 1945
 

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif
16 July 1983
Actress
Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
07 March 1970
Actress

Nicholas HoultNicholas Hoult
07 December 1989
Actor

Albert, Prince ConsortAlbert, Prince Consort
26 August 1819
Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Husband of Queen

Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975
 
James HuntJames Hunt
29 August 1947
F1 Driver

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.