This is a
list of people from Yorkshire. Yorkshire is the largest historic county in both England and the United Kingdom. Efforts have been made in the past to compile lists of the most noted people from Yorkshire, such as the Yorkshire Greats book by Sir Bernard Ingham which listed fifty Yorkshiremen and women. Some of the most notable figures from the county are: [1 ]
Inventors, explorers, scientists and pioneers [ edit ]
James Henry Atkinson Leeds
inventor of the
[8 ] [9 ]
Edward Victor Appleton
Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947
inventor of the Bailey Bridge
geneticist; first to use term genetics
[1 ] [12 ]
doctor, philanthropist, founder of Birkbeck College
Joseph Bramah Barnsley
invented hydraulic press; one of two founders of hydraulic engineering
[1 ] [14 ]
Sheffield inventor of stainless steel
Henry Briggs (mathematician)
perfected system of logarithms used today by astronomers, navigators etc.
Pharmacist, CEO and Chairman of
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British soldier and Canadian settler
Sir George Cayley Born
English engineer and one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics.
Capt. James Cook
Marton, Middlesbrough 1728-79
Georgian oceanic explorer
Industrial designer responsible for the ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum and Sinclair QL keyboards and cases
horologist and mathematician
Amy Johnson born Hull
[1 ] [19 ]
Joseph Priestley born Birstall
physicist and chemist
Augustus Pitt Rivers
British Army officer, ethnologist, anthropologist and archaeologist
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
Percy Shaw born Halifax
inventor of the
Cat's Eyes reflecting roadstuds
civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses.
theologian, reformist, pioneering translator
Helen Sharman Born
first British astronaut.
Politicians and activists [ edit ]
Writers [ edit ]
Entertainers [ edit ]
Actors/ Actresses [ edit ]
Television performers [ edit ]
Musicians and bands [ edit ]
Artists and sculptors [ edit ]
Furniture Maker Robert Thompsons trademark mouse
Miscellaneous [ edit ]
People in fiction [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Wainwright, Martin (13 October 2005). "The 50 greatest Yorkshire people?". London: Guardian Unlimited . Retrieved 23 December 2008.
^ St Wilfrid's Church, York
^ Catholic online
^ New Advent
^ The Celtic Resource Book by Martin Wallace, p. 101 quoted at Google Books
^ The Story of Nursing by Jean McKinlay Calder, Roy Spencer, p. 28 quoted at Google Books
^ New Advent: Catholic Encyclopedia; Ven. Nicholas Postgate
^ "The Originating in Leeds". MyLearning.org. 24 October 2007.
^ "The Patents". DiscoveringYorkshire.org. 24 October 2007.
^ Robinson Library
^ Curious Tales of Easy Yorkshire by Howard Peach, quoted at Google Books
^ Claudia Cooke (August 1982). Sinclair User, ed. "Modest award winner sets the pace in micro design" . Retrieved 7 May 2011.
^ "Amy Johnson pioneering aviator" (PDF). Hull Local Studies Library, Hull City Council . Retrieved 23 December 2008.
^ "Joseph Priestley: Son of Birstall". Priestley Society. 26 September 2008 . Retrieved 27 January 2009.
^ The Royal Society Archives Retrieved: 28 March 2009
^ Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology by Lance Day, Ian McNeil quoted at Google Books Retrieved: 5 January 2008.
^ "William Wilberforce". Wilberforce 2007. 2007 . Retrieved 22 December 2008.
^ Shakespeare by Park Honan, p. 330 quoted at Google Books
^ "Biography of Harold Wilson". National Cold War Exhibition. Royal Air Force Museum . Retrieved 11 September 2009.
^ "Herbert Henry Asquith". Number10.gov.uk . Retrieved 19 September 2009.
^ Anglo-Latin Literature, 600-899 By Michael Lapidge, p. 21 quoted at Google Books
^ a b c d The Life of Charlotte Bronte By Elizabeth Gaskell, p. 273 quoted at Google Books
^ "Mark Addy Profile". Yahoo! UK & Ireland Movies. Yahoo! . Retrieved 9 March 2010.
^ "TV Castings: Sydney Rae White Joins Sky1′s ‘Starlings’, Keith Barron To Reprise Role On BBC One’s ‘Lapland’". TVWise. p. 1 . Retrieved 11 December 2013.
^ "Sean Bean Biography". Tiscali. p. 1 . Retrieved 14 September 2006.
^ "Brian Blessed". NNDB . Retrieved 5 May 2008.
^ Vallance, Tom (25 July 1997). "Obituary: Brian Glover". London: The Independent . Retrieved 16 July 2009.
^ "Matthew Lewis Biography".
^ "James Mason". Find a Grave . Retrieved 3 April 2010.
^ "Michael Palin".
^ "Andrew-Lee Potts Biography".
^ "Paul Shane profile at AllMovie". www.allmovie.com . Retrieved 18 January 2010.
^ Chadwick, Lauren (26 October 2007). "Stewart honoured". Mirfield Reporter (Dewsbury, England) . Retrieved 4 March 2009.
^ "Liz White" . Retrieved 19 August2013.
^ "Tom Wilkinson - Biography". Talk Talk. Tiscali UK Limited . Retrieved 9 March 2010.
^ "Tom Wilkinson". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo! Inc . Retrieved 9 March 2010.
^ "Doncaster’s Jeremy Clarkson to attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral". Doncaster Free Press. 12 April 2013 . Retrieved 12 May 2013.
^ - IMDB : Paul Daniels
^ IMDB : Ernie Wise
^ IMDB : Bob Mortimer
^ IMDB : Vic Reeves
^ IMDB : Gorden Kaye
^ Prato, Greg. "David Coverdale: Biography". MSN Music . Retrieved 5 November 2009.
^ Aizlewood, John (27 January 2006). "Monkeys are top of the tree". . ES London Limited Evening Standard . Retrieved 3 February 2010.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y A Yorkshire Miscellany By Tom Holman, p. 168 quoted at Google Books
^ Vin Garbutt Website: biography
^ Weiss, Rebecca (10 September 2007). "Spotlight On The Cribs". The Sun Online. The Cornell Daily Sun . Retrieved 3 February 2010.
^ Middlesbrough Evening Gazette: Paul Rodgers honoured by Teesside University
^ Muse Wiki: Christopher Wolstenholme
^ Arlott, John (1979). John Arlott's Book of Cricketers. 25 Favourites – Past and Present. Sphere Books Limited. p. 124. ISBN 0-7221-1277-7.
^ a b "Olympics triathlon: Alistair Brownlee wins Britain's 19th gold" . Retrieved 7 August 2012.
^ Hart, Simon (4 August 2012). "Jessica Ennis crowns stunning Olympic gold medal heptathlon victory with blistering 800m run". The Daily Telegraph (London) . Retrieved 5 August 2012.
^ "Obituary – Jane Tomlinson". London: The Daily Telegraph. 22 December 2008.
^ Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century by Uta Grosenick, Ilka Becker, p. 190 quoted at Google Books
^ Davies, Owen (2004). "Bateman , Mary (1768–1809)". ( Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press) . Retrieved 9 May 2010.
^ Locker, R. 2011 Flint Jack: Prince of Forgers http://whitbypopwatch.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/flint-jack-prince-of-counterfeiters.html
^ Dracula : the Gutenburg Project
^ Rowling, J. K. (4 December 2008). . The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition Children's High Level Group. ISBN 0-545-12828-5 . Retrieved 20 December 2008.
^ Rowling, J. K. (4 December 2008). . The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Collector's Edition Children's High Level Group. ISBN 0-9560109-0-3 . Retrieved 20 December 2008.
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