Wednesday, February 13, 2013

List of British People

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Top 10 voted by BBC

1. Winston Churchill (28.1%)
british 2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (24.6%)
british 3. Princess Diana (13.9%)
british 4. Charles Darwin (6.9%)
british 5. William Shakespeare (6.8%)
british 6. Sir Isaac Newton (5.2%)
british 7. Queen Elizabeth I (4.4%)
british 8. John Lennon (4.2%)
british 9. Horatio Nelson (3%)
british 10. Oliver Cromwell (2.8%)

Famous British People Living in 21st Century include:

Famous British People 20th Century

Famous British People 19th Century

see also: famous Victorians

Famous British People 18th Century

Famous British People 17th Century

Famous British People  16th Century 

Famous British People 15th Century

Famous British People 14th Century

Famous British People before 13th Century


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Who Deserves to be in the Top 100 Greatest Britons?

The BBC did a great job in setting up a poll to discover the top 100 Greatest Britons. Apart from Oliver Cromwell, The top 10 are all worthy figures.

However, from a personal perspective, I felt there were some in the top 100 who were there because of fame, rather than any useful contribution. Therefore, I've decided to remove some modern figures, who I don't believe will stand the test of time, and replace them with people who are much more deserving of making a worthwhile contribution to the nation. (Wordsworth, Emily Bronte, John Keats and John Wycliffe)

If you'd like to nominate someone for inclusion or exclusion, leave a comment

Removed From BBC Top 100
  • John Peel
  • John Lydon
  • Robbie Williams
  • Boy George
Put in Top 100
  • William Wordsworth (poet)
  • John Wycliffe 
  • Emily Bronte (poet, author)
  • John Keats
1. Winston Churchill (28.1%)
2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (24.6%)
3. Princess Diana (13.9%)
4. Charles Darwin (6.9%)
5. William Shakespeare (6.8%)
6. Sir Isaac Newton (5.2%)
7. Queen Elizabeth I (4.4%)
8. John Lennon (4.2%)
9. Horatio Nelson (3%)
10. Oliver Cromwell (2.8%)