Churchill (1874 - 1965)
British politician known chiefly for his leadership of Great Britain
during World War II. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
||Cecil Rhodes (1852 -
Was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets
60% of the world's rough diamonds. He was the coloniser of the state
of Rhodesia, which was named after him. Rhodesia
||Sir Alexander Fleming
(1881 - 1955)
A Scottish biologist Fleming published many articles on bacteriology,
immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known achievement is the discovery
of of the antibiotic penicillin from the fungus
||Robert Falcon Scott (1868
A British Royal Navy officer and Antarctic explorer. In the so-called
"Race to the South Pole" Scott was second, behind the winning
Norwegian Roald Amundsen; he and his four companions died whilst trying
to return to their base.
||Dr Thomas. J. Barnardo
(1845 - 1905)
Irish philanthropist, and founder and director of homes for destitute
children. From the foundation of the first Barnardo's home in 1870
to the date of Barnardo’s death, nearly 60,000 children had
been rescued, trained and placed out in life.
||Field Marshal Earl Kitchener
of Khartoum (1850 - 1916)
was an Anglo-Irish British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman popularly
referred to as Lord Kitchener.
||Field Marshal 1st Duke
of Wellington (1769 - 1852)
was a British Army soldier and statesman, widely considered one of
the leading military and political figures of the nineteenth century,
and one of the greatest Generals of all time.
|| King George VI (1895
was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December
1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947)
||King Edward VIII (1894
- 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions
beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father,
George V (1910–36), on 20 January 1936, until his abdication
on 11 December 1936.
||Dr Edward Jenner (1749
was an English scientist who studied his natural surroundings in Berkeley,
Gloucestershire, England. He is famous as the first doctor to introduce
and study the smallpox vaccine.
||Sir Ernest Shackleton
(1874 - 1922)
was an Anglo-Irish explorer. Born in Kilkea, Ireland, Shackleton embarked
on four Antarctic expeditions and was knighted for travelling the
furthest south of any contemporary human on his voyage aboard Nimrod.
||Field Marshal Earl Haig
(1861 - 1928)
was a British soldier and senior commander (Field Marshal) during
World War I. Most notably he was commander during the Battle of the
Somme, the 3rd Battle of Ypres and the series of victories leading
to the German surrender in 1918.
||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. His
output of over 600 compositions includes works widely acknowledged
as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic,
and choral music. Mozart is among the most enduringly popular of classical
||Sir Walter Scott (1771
A Scottish historical novelist. His novels and poetry are still read,
and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature
and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe and Rob
||Harold Abrahams (1899
was a British athlete. He was an Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100
metre dash, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire. He
was educated at Bedford School, Repton School and then at Gonville
and Caius College, Cambridge, before training as a lawyer.
||Peter Sellers (1925 -
was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in
Dr. Strangelove, as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films,
and as Clare Quilty in the original screen version of Lolita.
||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(1859 - 1930)
was a British author most noted for his stories about the detective
Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation
in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor
Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science
fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and
||William Hogarth (1697
was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social
critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering
western sequential art.. Illustrations in such style are often referred
to as Hogarthian.
||Robbie Burns (1759 -
(also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman
Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was
a poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet
of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide.
||Tommy Trinder (1909 -1989)
was an English stage, screen and radio comedian. He was fast-talking
and quick-witted and well-suited to stand up comedy in front of a
live audience. His catch phrases, 'You lucky people!' and 'If it's
laughter you're after, Trinder's the name', combined with his trademarks;
the pork-pie hat.
||William 'Jack' Dempsey
was an American boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1919
to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and punching power made him one
of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial
and attendance records.
||Sir Donald Campbell (1921
was a British car and motorboat racer who broke eight world speed
records in the 1950s and 60s. He remains the only person to set both
land and water speed records in the same year (1964).
||Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley
Raffles (1781 -1826)
was the founder of the city of Singapore (now the Republic of Singapore),
and is one of the most famous Britons who expanded the British Empire.