20 Famous Brits


20 Famous Brits Hugh Fox

1) Alan Turing English   mathematician whose works explored the possibility of computers and raised   fundamental questions about artificial intelligence. During World War II he   contributed to the allied victory by helping to decipher the German Enigma   codes.
2) Captain James Cook James   Cook was an explorer of the eighteenth century, known for his voyages to the   Pacific Ocean.
3)   Charles Darwin Originator   of the theory of evolution through natural selection and author of On the   Origin of Species.
4) Charles Dickens Charles   Dickens wrote some of the most popular and widely read novels of the 19th   century.
5) David Beckham Beckham   is a leading English footballer and a former star of the legendary team   Manchester United.
6) Ernest Shackleton Ernest   Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole.
7) Florence Nightingale British   nurse is considered the founder of modern nursing.
8)   JK Rowling The   author of the Harry Potter series.
9)   John Lennon Co-writer   with Paul McCartney in The Beatles and solo musician.
10) King Arthur A   legendary British hero, said to have been king of the Britons in the sixth   century A.D. and to have held court at Camelot.
11) King Henry VIII Henry   VIII is one of the most famous and controversial kings of England and broke   from the Catholic Church by the Act of Supremacy (1534).
12) Margaret Thatcher Margaret   Thatcher was the United Kingdom’s first woman prime minister, and she held   the office of PM for longer than anyone in the 20th century.
13)   Oliver Cromwell 1st   Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.   Commander of the New Model Army during the English Civil War against King   Charles I.
14)   Queen Elizabeth I Popular   monarch of England (reigned 1558–1603) who brought a period of relative   internal stability. She is associated with the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
15)   Sir Isaac Newton Originator   of universal gravitation and laws of classical mechanics and laws of motion.
16)   Sir Winston Churchill Prime   Minister during World War II, historically ranked the greatest British prime   minister.
17)   Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson Famous   for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
18) William Blake British   poet and artist whose paintings and poetic works, such as Songs of Innocence   (1789) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790), have a mystical,   visionary quality.
19)   William Shakespeare Thought   of by many as the greatest of all English writers.  Wrote Romeo and Juliet.
20)   William Wilberforce William Wilberforce was a British politician, philanthropist,   and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

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