Famous British People

Identify the famous Britons by their descriptions
Clue will indicate reason for their fame, year of birth & year of death
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Last updated: June 5, 2014
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One of the greatest ever British Prime Ministers (1874-1965)
Winston Churchill
Famous English playwright (1564-1616)
William Shakespeare
Engineer & creator of The Great Western Railway (1806-1859)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Author of 'On the Origin Of Species' (1809-1882)
Charles Darwin
Originator of universal gravitation and laws of classical mechanics and laws of motion (1643-1727)
Isaac Newton
Composer, musician, philanthropist, peace activist, artist & writer (1940-1980)
John Lennon
Nurse known as 'The Lady of the Lamp' (1820 - 1910)
Florence Nightingale
Naval commander famous for his service during the Napoleonic Wars (1758-1805)
Horatio Nelson
Popular monarch of England who brought a period of relative internal stability (1533 - 1603)
Queen Elizabeth I
Commander of the New Model Army during the English Civil War against King Charles I (1599- 1658)
Oliver Cromwell
Mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry (1961 - 1997)
Princess Diana
Scottish inventor, most notably credited with inventing the modern telephone (1847 - 1922)
Alexander Graham Bell
Nicknamed 'The Milk Snatcher' - Education minister of Ed Heath's Government (1925 - 2013)
Margaret Thatcher
Queen of ancient Britain who led a rebellion against the Roman occupiers (30AD - c60 or 61AD)
Author whose books have won mutiple awards & more sold mroe than 400 million copies (1965 - Present)
J K Rowling
British Computer Scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web (1955 - Present)
Tim Berners-Lee
Infamous criminal who was part of a Catholic plot to assassinate King James I (1570 - 1606)
Guy Fawkes
Biologist & Pharmacologist awarded a Noble Prize for medicine in 1945 (1881 - 1955)
Alexander Fleming
Pioneer in speed records who broke 8 world records on both Land & Water (1921 - 1967)
Donald Campbell
Famous British war poet, killed in action November 1918, just before the end of the war (1883 - 1918)
Wilfred Owen
Popular Comedian of the post war period, novelist and writer of screenplays (1926 - 1984)
Eric Morecambe
Influential physicist in the field of electro-magnetism (1831 – 1879)
James Clerk Maxwell
Level 32
Feb 26, 2023
How can you not keep Alan Turing in the list ? No other person has even come close to his contribution to development of computer, and he essentially won allies the world war II by breaking Enigma.