Birth Place Matching "London, England, UK" (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)

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1. Henry VIII

Soundtrack | L'âge des ténèbres

Henry Carey, Henry's rumored son by Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary, was the first patron of William Shakespeare's The Lord Chamberlain's Men. Played by Oscar Negus and Joseph Moore in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

2. Ben Jonson

Soundtrack | Sense and Sensibility

Benjamin Jonson was born 1571 as the posthumous son of a Protestant minister. His mother then moved him to Westminster, where she married a bricklayer. He attended a free parish school as a boy, and thanks to the sponsorship of the headmaster, was able to attend Westminster Grammar School. ...

3. John Milton

Writer | Paradise Lost

The John Milton Society for the Blind was founded in 1928 by Helen Keller to develop an interdenominational ministry that would bring spiritual guidance and religious literature to deaf and blind persons.

4. Henry Purcell

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Howard Goodall described him as "the finest home-grown composer England produced before Edward Elgar".

5. Daniel Defoe

Writer | Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Born the eldest son and third child of James and Mary Defoe, Defoe received a very good education, as his father intended him to become a Presbyterian minister, but he chose to become a merchant instead. In 1684 he joined the army of the rebel Duke of Monmouth, but when the rebellion failed, Defoe ...

6. Colley Cibber

Writer | Richard III

Colley Cibber (1671-1757) was an actor, theatrical impresario, playwright and poet now remembered only for his bowdlerization of William Shakespeare's Richard III (1955) (Laurence Olivier used Cibber's interpolations in his 1955 film of the play) and for being the model for the chief protagonist of...

7. Aaron Hill

Art Department | Maze of Fate

English playwright and manager noted for his attempt to meld English and Italian operatic conventions. William Collier appointed Hill manager of Drury Lane at the age of 24. Whether he actually wrote the libretto of "Rinaldo" in English or designed the plot for 'Giacomo Rossi' and then translated ...

9. George Lillo

Writer | George Barnwell the London Apprentice

British Restoration playwright. His most celebrated work is the domestic tragedy 'The London Merchant' (1731).

12. Thomas Gray

Writer | The Restless Spirit

Although his collected works published during his lifetime amount to less than 1,000 lines, he was offered the post of Poet Laureate in 1757; he refused.

14. John Newton

Soundtrack | Deja Vu

He was born 24 July 1725 under the Old Style calendar, or 4 August 1725 under the current New Style calendar.

15. William Blake

Soundtrack | La grande bellezza

William Blake was born on November 28, 1757 in London, England. He died on August 12, 1827 in London.

17. Brian

Brian was born on September 7, 1771 in London, England.

20. H.R. Bishop

Soundtrack | Enough

He was knighted in 1842.

21. Lord Byron

Writer | Don Juan DeMarco

Lord Byron seemed destined from birth to tragedy. His father was the handsome but feckless Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron and his mother the Scottish heiress Catherine Gordon, the only child of the Laird of Gight.

Captain Byron abandoned his wife and child leaving Catherine to bring up young Byron on...

22. Frederick Marryat

Writer | Midshipman Easy

Post Captain, Royal Navy 25th July 1825

23. Mary Ann Mantell

Mary Ann Mantell was born on April 9, 1795 in Paddington, London, England as Mary Ann Woodhouse. She was married to Gideon Mantell. She died on October 20, 1869 in London.

24. John William Polidori

Writer | The Vampyre

John William Polidori (7 September 1795 - 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. His most successful work was the short story "The Vampyre" (1819), ...

25. Alfred Bunn

Soundtrack | Chaplin

English librettist who became stage manager at Drury Lane in 1823 and manager of the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, in 1826, later working at both Drury and Covent Garden. He was a major promoter of English opera.

26. Mary Shelley

Writer | Young Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her...

29. Benjamin Disraeli

Writer | Sybil

Ennobled by Queen Victoria as the "Earl of Beaconsfield" in 1876.

30. J.B. Buckstone

Writer | Married Life

Actor and author of 150 plays.

31. Elizabeth Gaskell

Writer | Heartstrings

Elizabeth Gaskell was born on September 29, 1810 in Chelsea, London, England as Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson. She was a writer, known for Heartstrings (1923), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Your Show Time (1949). She was married to Rev. William Gaskell. She died on November 12, 1865 in ...

32. Robert Browning

Writer | A Light Woman

He had one child, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, born in 1849. He was called Penini and Pen for short.

36. Queen Victoria

Writer | En kongelig familie

Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. Victoria as she was called was the granddaughter of King George III. When she was less than a year old her father died leaving her mother broke and at the mercy of her brother Leopold, the King of Belgium. ...

37. Charles Morton

Self | Good Night

Charles Morton was born on August 15, 1819 in Hackney, London, England. He died on October 18, 1904 in London.

38. John Tenniel

Art Department | Jackanory

40. William H. Monk

Soundtrack | Logan

He was first mu­sic­al ed­it­or for "Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern", the historic hym­nal which sold 60 mil­lion co­pies. He contributed more than 50 original tunes to that volume.

42. Charles Fechter

Writer | Monte Cristo

Actor, dramatist and manager of the Globe Theatre, New York, 1870-71.

43. Watts Phillips

Writer | The Dead Heart

Artist and playwright. Had 4 children with his mistress, Caroline Huskisson: Gordon Watts (1859), Mary Roland Watts-Phillips (1860), Fairfax Balfour (1861) and Leslie Latimer.

45. Christina Georgina Rossetti

Soundtrack | Joy

She was an Italian-English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems.

47. James Albery

Writer | The Victorians

Father: John Goodman Albery; Mother: Charlotte Whiteman.

48. Leslie Stephen

Self | Secrets from the Asylum

Leslie Stephen was born on November 28, 1832 in Kensington Gore, London, England. He was married to Julia Prinsep Jackson and Harriet Marian Thackeray. He died on February 22, 1904 in Kensington, London.

49. Marie de Solla

Actress | David Copperfield

Marie de Solla was born on October 11, 1834 in Whitechapel, London, England as Maria Boam. She was an actress, known for David Copperfield (1913), The Heart of Midlothian (1914) and The Vicar of Wakefield (1913). She died in 1928 in Brighton, Sussex, England.

50. Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Writer | Lady Audley's Secret

A radical all her life, she was the daughter of Henry Braddon and Fanny White Braddon; her father was financially irresponsible and unfaithful. Her sister was 11 years older than her and her brother six years older. She received home schooling for the most part, and at age 19 acted on stage under ...

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