List of people from Kingston upon Hull

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This is a list of people from Kingston upon Hull in the north east of England. People from Hull are called Hullensians.[1] This list may also include some notable residents of Hull.


Science and Engineering[edit]

Biology[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Geology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Physiology and Medicine[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Computer Science and Mathematics[edit]

Arts and Humanities[edit]

Education[edit]

  • James Evans (linguist) Hull-born missionary and amateur linguist. He is best remembered for his creation of the "syllabic" writing system for Ojibwe and Cree, which was later adapted to other languages such as Inuktitut.[7]
  • Joseph Malet Lambert (1853–1931) Author, Canon of York, Chairman of Hull University Board, Educationalist, Social Reformer.

Music[edit]

  • David Whitfield, 1950s male tenor vocalist, the most successful UK male singer in the U.S. during the pre-rock years, and still one of only six artists to have spent 10 or more consecutive weeks at Number One on the UK Singles Chart.[14][15]
  • Norman Cook (also known as Fatboy Slim), moved to Hull in the 1980s and became a member of indie pop band The Housemartins.[citation needed]
  • Everything but the Girl, a band formed by Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt whilst they were students at Hull University.[citation needed]
  • Trevor Bolder Bass player: David Bowie, The Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash[citation needed]
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti, founding member of the industrial band Throbbing Gristle, formed the performance art group COUM Transmissions in the city along with Genesis P-Orridge who attended the university from 1969-1971. They changed their name to Throbbing Gristle in 1976 after moving London.[citation needed]
  • Gay-Yee Westerhoff born Hull, is the Chinese-English cellist of the all female string quartet, Bond.[citation needed]
  • Kingmaker, indie band formed by three Hull-born musicians including John Andrew had UK Top 40 singles during the late-1980s and the early-1990s, but split in 1995.[citation needed]
  • The Paddingtons: English Indie band from Hull. Between April 2005 and 9 November 2006, they played over 150 live shows including Leeds Festival and T In The Park. They've had two UK Top 40 singles 'Panic Attack' (No25 hit) and '50 To The Pound' (No32 hit) both in 2005.[citation needed]
  • Rob Hubbard: Composer. Best known for his composition of computer game theme music, especially for microcomputers of the 1980s such as the Commodore 64. His work showcased the potential of the Commodore 64's sound hardware and provided many examples of how appropriate music can improve the gaming experience.

Architecture[edit]

Literature[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

  • Shirley Craven - Textile Designer and Art Director for acclaimed 1960s design group Hull Traders[29]
  • Henry Dawson - 19th-century landscape painter, born in Hull[30]
  • John Ward - early 19th-century painter of marine seascapes[31]

Entertainment[edit]

Politics[edit]

Other[edit]

Sport[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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