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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
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 ]
Mary Bateman Born
Asenby, worked in Thirsk 1768–1809
The "Yorkshire Witch"; convicted of fraud and murder, hanged.
Edward Simpson Born
Infamous forger of prehistoric flint tools, sold to many notable museums.
Stephen Griffiths Born
Dewsbury 1969 -
Serial killer, famously known as "The Crossbow Cannibal"
Jimmy Savile Born
West Riding 1926 - 2011
TV presenter, celebrity, charity fund-raiser, highly prolific sex abuser of both adults and children.
Peter Sutcliffe Born
Bingley 1946 -
Serial killer, famously known as "The Yorkshire Ripper"
John Christie Born
Illingworth 1899 - 1953 (Hanged)
Serial killer, famously known as "The Rillington Place Strangler"
Donald Neilson Born
Dewsbury 1936 - 2011
Armed robber, serial killer, famously known as "The Black Panther"
Mark Hobson Born
Wakefield 1969 -
'Spree killer' murdered four people.
People in fiction [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ 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
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^ IMDB : Ernie Wise
^ IMDB : Bob Mortimer
^ IMDB : Vic Reeves
^ IMDB : Gorden Kaye
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^ 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
^ "Stephen Griffiths charged with murder of three prostitutes – Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London). 27 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
^ "West Yorkshire police to publish findings of Jimmy Savile report". The Guardian (London). Press Association. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
^ "1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life", BBC On This Day, 22 May
^ Simpson, Keith (1978). Forty Years of Murder: An Autobiography. London: Harrap. ISBN 0-245-53198-X.
^ Black Panther murderer Donald Neilson dying from Motor Neurone Disease - mirror.co.uk
^ Small town loser who consumed so much pot and booze he was a zombie Telegraph, 19 April 2005
^ 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
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