List of people from Yorkshire
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:
|Margaret Clitherow||born York||1556–1586||saint, martyr|||
|Edwin of Northumbria||585-633||saint, King of Northumbria|||
|John of Beverley||Harpham and Beverley||d. 721||bishop, founder & patron saint of Beverley|||
|John Fisher||Beverley||1469–1535||bishop, cardinal, saint, martyr|||
|Hilda of Whitby||614-680||princess, nun, nurse, founding abbess of Whitby Abbey and patron saint of Whitby|||
|Blessed Nicholas Postgate||Egton||1596–1679||martyr|||
Inventors, explorers, scientists and pioneers
|James Henry Atkinson||Leeds||1849–1942||inventor of the mousetrap|||
|Edward Victor Appleton||1892–1965||Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947|||
|Donald Bailey||1901–1985||inventor of the Bailey Bridge|||
|William Bateson||1861–1926||geneticist; first to use term genetics|||
|George Birkbeck||1776–1841||doctor, philanthropist, founder of Birkbeck College|||
|Joseph Bramah||Barnsley||1748–1814||invented hydraulic press; one of two founders of hydraulic engineering|||
|Harry Brearley||1871–1948||Sheffield inventor of stainless steel|||
|Henry Briggs (mathematician)||1561–1630||perfected system of logarithms used today by astronomers, navigators etc.|||
|Phil Burgan||1951 -||Pharmacist, CEO and Chairman of MMCG|||
|Ralph Burton||d.1768||British soldier and Canadian settler|||
|Sir George Cayley||Born Scarborough||1773-1857||English engineer and one of the most important people in the history of aeronautics.|||
|Capt. James Cook||Marton, Middlesbrough||1728-79||Georgian oceanic explorer|||
|Rick Dickinson||1956(?)||Industrial designer responsible for the ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum and Sinclair QL keyboards and cases|||
|John Harrison||Foulby||1693–1776||horologist and mathematician|||
|Amy Johnson||born Hull||1903-41||aviator|||
|Joseph Priestley||born Birstall||1733–1804||physicist and chemist|||
|Augustus Pitt Rivers||1827–1900||British Army officer, ethnologist, anthropologist and archaeologist|||
|Nicholas Saunderson||Thurlstone||1682–1739||Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge|||
|Percy Shaw||born Halifax||1889–1975||inventor of the Cat's Eyes reflecting roadstuds|||
|John Smeaton||1724-92||civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses.|||
|John Wycliffe||1330-84||theologian, reformist, pioneering translator|||
|Helen Sharman||Born Sheffield||1963||first British astronaut.|||
Politicians and activists
|William Wilberforce||born Kingston upon Hull||1759–1833||social campaigner who brought about the abolition of slavery|||
|Guy Fawkes||York||1570–1606||traitor, Yorkshire born soldier and part of the Gunpowder Plot|||
|William Bradford||born in Austerfield||1590–1657||Plymouth governor, pilgrim father|||
|Harold Wilson||born in Huddersfield||1916–1995||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1964-70 and 1974–76|||
|Herbert Henry Asquith||born in Morley||1852–1928||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1908-16|||
|Alcuin of York||born near York||732-804||an Early Middle Ages scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher|||
|Alan Bennett||born Leeds||1934-||playwright and actor||,|
|Anne Brontë||born Thornton||1820-49||writer, author of "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"|||
|Branwell Brontë||born Thornton||1817-48||writer and artist|||
|Charlotte Brontë||born Thornton||1816-55||writer, author of "Jane Eyre"|||
|Emily Brontë||born Thornton||1818-48||writer, author of "Wuthering Heights"|||
|Ted Hughes||born Mytholmroyd||1930-98||poet laureate of United Kingdom|||
|J. B. Priestley||1894–1984||writer, novelist and broadcaster|||
|Julian Barratt||Leeds||actor, comedian|||
|Tom Courtenay||Hull, East Riding||actor|||
|Dame Judi Dench||York||actress|||
|Brian Glover||Sheffield (raised in Barnsley)||actor, comedian|||
|Sir Ben Kingsley||Scarborough||actor|||
|Charles Laughton||Scarborough||1899–1962||actor, screenwriter, and director of the film The Night of The Hunter|||
|Michael Palin||Sheffield||1943-||actor, comedian|||
|Sir Patrick Stewart||Mirfield||actor|||
|Elizabeth White||Rotherham||1979-||actress||[better source needed]|
|Paul Daniels||South Bank, Middlesbrough||1938–present||illusionist, quiz show host|||
|Bob Mortimer||Acklam, Middlesbrough||1959–present||comedian, entertainer|||
|Vic Reeves||Leeds||1959–present||comedian, entertainer|||
|Leigh Francis (Keith Lemon)||Beeston, Leeds||1973–present||comedian, entertainer|||
Musicians and bands
|David Coverdale||born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea||lead vocalist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake|||
|James Arthur||born in Middlesbrough||1988–present||singer|||
|Arctic Monkeys||formed in Sheffield||indie band|||
|Dame Janet Baker||opera singer|||
|Melanie Brown||member of the Spice Girls|||
|John Barry||best known for his soundtracks for James Bond films and Midnight Cowboy|||
|The Beautiful South||formed in Hull||Popular music band|||
|Vin Garbutt||Born in South Bank, Middlesbrough||folksinger|||
|Arthur Brown||rock singer|||
|Dewey Bunnell||folk rock singer/songwriter America|||
|Bring Me The Horizon||formed in Sheffield||Metalcore band|||
|Joe Cocker||rock singer|||
|The Cribs||formed in Wakefield||indie band|||
|Def Leppard||formed in Sheffield||hard rock groupB|||
|Heaven 17||80s band|||
|Gang of Four||formed in Leeds||post-punk group|||
|Paul Rodgers||born in Middlesbrough||1949–present||English rock singer-songwriter, best known for his success in the 1970s as a member of Free and Bad Company.|||
|The Human League||formed in Sheffield||synthpop band|||
|Kaiser Chiefs||formed in Leeds||indie band|||
|Lesley Garrett||opera singer|||
|Gareth Gates||born Bradford||singer|||
|John Newman||born in Settle||1990–present||soul singer|
|Pulp||formed in Sheffield||popular music band|||
|Corinne Bailey Rae||born Leeds||singer|||
|Chris Rea||born in Middlesbrough||singer|||
|Kate Rusby||folk singer|||
|Shed Seven||Formed in York||Indie-Rock Band|||
|Kimberley Walsh||born in Bradford||Member of pop group Girls Aloud|||
|Christopher Wolstenholme||Born in Rotherham||Bassist of Muse|||
|Asking Alexandria||Formed in York||Metalcore band|||
|David Bairstow||Born in Bradford, Yorkshire||1951 – January 1998||cricketer|||
|Geoffrey Boycott||Born in Fitzwilliam||1940–||Yorkshire CCC and England Cricketer|||
|Alistair Brownlee||Born in Dewsbury||1988 -||Olympic gold medalist, world champion in triathlon|||
|Jonathan Brownlee||Born in Leeds||1990 -||Olympic bronze medalist, world champion in triathlon|||
|Brian Clough||Born in Middlesbrough||1935–2004||footballer and football manager|||
|Jessica Ennis||Born in Sheffield||1986 –||Olympic gold medalist, world champion in heptathlon|||
|Leonard Hutton||1916–90||cricketer, Ashes-winning captain|||
|Alan Hinkes||1954–||mountaineer, first Briton to climb world's highest 14 peaks|||
|Kevin Keegan||Born in Doncaster||1951–||footballer, 2 x European footballer of the year|||
|Jamie Reeves||Born in Sheffield||1962-||world champion strength athlete, World's Strongest Man of '89|||
|Jane Tomlinson||1964–2007||amateur athlete and cancer charity fundraiser|||
|Fred Trueman||1931 – July 2006||cricketer|||
Artists and sculptors
|John Atkinson Grimshaw||1836–1893||painter|||
|Robert Thompson||Kilburn||1876-1955||Carpenter/Furniture maker recognised for his mouseman furniture, exclusively using Yorkshire Oak.|||
|Mary Bateman||Born Asenby, worked in Thirsk||1768–1809||The "Yorkshire Witch"; convicted of fraud and murder, hanged.|||
|Edward Simpson||Born Sleights||1815-?||Infamous forger of prehistoric flint tools, sold to many notable museums.|||
People in fiction
- Dracula by Bram Stoker - A Russian ship, the Demeter, having weighed anchor at Varna, runs aground on the shores of Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, during a fierce tempest. Whitby continues to celebrate its link with Dracula, as well as its Victorian gothic past.
- Beedle the Bard - In the Harry Potter Wizarding world he is the fictional author of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Beedle was born in Yorkshire in the 15th century.
- Robinson Crusoe - the title character from the novel by Daniel Defoe.
- List of people from Kingston upon Hull
- List of people from Leeds
- List of people from Sheffield
- List of people from the East Riding of Yorkshire
- List of people from North Yorkshire
- List of people from South Yorkshire
- List of people from West Yorkshire
- List of Yorkshire County Cricket Club players
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- St Wilfrid's Church, York
- Catholic online
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- 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
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- "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.
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- 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
- 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.
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- "Brian Blessed". NNDB. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
- Vallance, Tom (25 July 1997). "Obituary: Brian Glover". London: The Independent. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
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- "James Mason". Find a Grave. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
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- "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 August 2013.
- "Tom Wilkinson - Biography". Talk Talk. Tiscali UK Limited. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
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- "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
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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.
- "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
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- Locker, R. 2011 Flint Jack: Prince of Forgershttp://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.
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