List of people from Yorkshire
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- 1 Lawyers and Jurists
- 2 Inventors, explorers, scientists and pioneers
- 3 Politicians and activists
- 4 Writers
- 5 Saints
- 6 Entertainers
- 7 Sport
- 8 Artists and sculptors
- 9 Crime
- 10 People in fiction
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Lawyers and Jurists
Inventors, explorers, scientists and pioneers
|Edward Victor Appleton||1892–1965||Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947|||
|James Henry Atkinson||Leeds||1849–1942||inventor of the mousetrap|||
|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||1561–1630||perfected system of logarithms used today by astronomers, navigators|||
|Phil Burgan||1951–||pharmacist; CEO and Chairman of MMCG|||
|Ralph Burton||d.1768||British soldier and Canadian settler|||
|Sir George Cayley||born in Scarborough||1773–1857||engineer, 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 in Hull||1903–41||aviator|||
|Joseph Priestley||born in 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|||
|Helen Sharman||born in Sheffield||1963–||first British astronaut|||
|Percy Shaw||born in 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|||
|Frederick Walton||born in Sowerby Bridge||1834 - 1928||inventor of Linoleum|||
|John Wycliffe||1330–84||theologian, reformist, pioneering translator|||
Politicians and activists
|H. H. Asquith||born in Morley||1852–1928||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1908–16|||
|William Bradford||born in Austerfield||1590–1657||Plymouth governor, pilgrim father|||
|Guy Fawkes||York||1570–1606||Yorkshire-born soldier, part of the Gunpowder Plot|||
|Roy Hattersley||born in Sheffield||1933–||British Labour politician, author and journalist|
|William Wilberforce||born in Kingston upon Hull||1759–1833||social campaigner who brought about the abolition of slavery|||
|Harold Wilson||born in Huddersfield||1916–1995||Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1964–70 and 1974–76|||
|W. H. Auden||born York||1907– 1973||Poet, critic, essayist|||
|Alcuin of York||born near York||732–804||Early Middle Ages scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher|||
|Alan Bennett||born in Leeds||1934–||playwright and actor||,|
|Barbara Taylor Bradford||born in Leeds||1933–||best-selling British-American novelist, debut novel, A Woman of Substance|||
|Anne Brontë||born in Thornton||1820–49||writer, author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall|||
|Branwell Brontë||born in Thornton||1817–48||writer and artist|||
|Charlotte Brontë||born in Thornton||1816–55||writer, author of Jane Eyre|||
|Emily Brontë||born in Thornton||1818–48||writer, author of Wuthering Heights|||
|Cædmon||born Whitby||657–684||Earliest English poet||Bede's Historia ecclesiastica.|
|Ian Clayton||born in Featherstone||1959–||Writer and broadcaster|||
|Margaret Drabble||born in Sheffield||1939–||literary Prize-winning writer|||
|Stanley Ellis||born in Bradford||1926–2009||English linguistics scholar, writer and broadcaster, English regional dialects.|||
|Helen Fielding||born in Morley, West Yorkshire||1958–||novelist and screenwriter, Bridget Jones's Diary (1996), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (1999)|||
|Roger Hargreaves||born in Cleckheaton||1935–1988||writer of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books|||
|Joanne Harris||born in Barnsley||1964–||English author, award-winning novel Chocolat|||
|Tony Harrison||born in Leeds||1964–||Poet, translator, critic, dramatist|||
|Susan Hill||born Scarborough, North Yorkshire||1942–||novels include The Woman in Black and I'm the King of the Castle, Somerset Maugham Award (1971). Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2012|||
|Barry Hines||born Hoyland Common near Barnsley||1939–2016||Novelist, television script-writer. A Kestrel for a Knave (1968), Kes|||
|Richard Hoggart||born in Potternewton, Leeds||1918–2014||Writer on English literature, sociology and cultural studies|||
|Ted Hughes||born in Mytholmroyd||1930–98||poet laureate of United Kingdom, 1984–1998.|||
|Andrew Marvell||born in Winestead-in-Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire||1621–78||poet|||
|Ian McMillan||born in Darfield, South Yorkshire||1956–||poet|
|J. B. Priestley||born in Bradford||1894–1984||writer, novelist and broadcaster|||
|Sally Wainwright||born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire||1963-||English television writer, producer, and director: Scott & Bailey (2011–2016), Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2016), and Happy Valley (2014–present).|
|Keith Waterhouse||born in [Hunslet]], Leeds||1929–2009||British novelist, newspaper columnist, many television series, novels: Billy Liar (1959)|||
|Stanley Wells||born in Hull||1930–||Shakespearean scholar, writer, professor and editor who has been honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, professor emeritus at the University of Birmingham|
|Margaret Clitherow||born in York||1556–1586||saint, martyr|||
|Edwin of Northumbria||Not born in Yorkshire||585–633||saint, King of Northumbria|||
|John of Beverley||Harpham and Beverley||d. 721||bishop, founder and 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|||
Actors and actresses
|Julian Barratt||Leeds||actor, comedian|||
|Chuckle Brothers||Rotherham||1944–2018, 1947–||TV actors|||
|Sir 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|||
|Matthew Lewis||Leeds||actor|||
|James Mason||Huddersfield||1909–1984||actor|||
|Michael Palin||Sheffield||1943–||actor, comedian|||
|Dame Diana Rigg||Doncaster||actress|||
|Sir Patrick Stewart||Mirfield||actor|||
|Elizabeth White||Rotherham||1979–||actress|||
Musicians and bands
|Arctic Monkeys||formed in Sheffield||indie band|||
|James Arthur||born in Middlesbrough||1988–||singer|||
|Asking Alexandria||formed in York||metalcore band|||
|Mel B||Leeds||member of the Spice Girls|||
|Dame Janet Baker||opera singer|||
|John Barry||York||best known for his soundtracks for James Bond films and Midnight Cowboy|||
|The Beautiful South||formed in Hull||popular music band|||
|Bring Me the Horizon||formed in Sheffield||metalcore band|||
|Arthur Brown||rock singer|||
|Joe Cocker||Sheffield||rock singer|||
|David Coverdale||born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea||lead vocalist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake|||
|The Cribs||formed in Wakefield||indie band|||
|Def Leppard||formed in Sheffield||hard rock group|||
|Gang of Four||formed in Leeds||post-punk group|||
|Vin Garbutt||born in South Bank, Middlesbrough||folk singer|||
|Lesley Garrett||Doncaster||opera singer|||
|Gareth Gates||born in Bradford||singer|||
|Heaven 17||80s band|||
|The Human League||formed in Sheffield||synthpop band|||
|Kaiser Chiefs||formed in Leeds||indie band|||
|Zayn Malik||born in Bradford||Singer-songwriter and former member of boy band One Direction|||
|Jane McDonald||born in Wakefield||singer|||
|John Newman||born in Settle||1990–||soul singer|||
|Pulp||formed in Sheffield||popular music band|||
|Corinne Bailey Rae||born in Leeds||singer|||
|Chris Rea||born in Middlesbrough||singer|||
|Paul Rodgers||born in Middlesbrough||1949–||rock singer-songwriter, best known for his success in the 1970s as a member of Free and Bad Company|||
|Kate Rusby||folk singer|||
|Shed Seven||formed in York||indie-rock band|||
|Ed Sheeran||born in Hebden Bridge||singer|||
|Kimberley Walsh||born in Bradford||member of pop group Girls Aloud|||
|Christopher Wolstenholme||born in Rotherham||bassist of Muse|||
|Louis William Tomlinson||born in Doncaster||Member of boy group One Direction|||
|David Bairstow||born in Bradford, Yorkshire||1951 – January 1998||cricketer|||
|Jonathan Bairstow||born in Bradford||1989–||Yorkshire CCC and England cricketer and son of David. (Above)|||
|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 silver 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|||
|Lewis Cook||born in York||1997-||footballer, midfielder for Bournemouth and England|||
|Ben Godfrey||born in York||1997–||footballer, defender/midfielder for Norwich City|||
|Darren Gough||born in Barnsley||1970–||cricketer|||
|Alan Hinkes||1954–||mountaineer, first Briton to climb world's highest 14 peaks|||
|Len Hutton||born in Pudsey||1916–90||cricketer, Ashes-winning captain|||
|Innes Ireland||born in Mytholmroyd||Formula One driver|||
|Kevin Keegan||born in Doncaster||1951–||footballer, 2 x European footballer of the year|||
|Steve McClaren||born in York||1961–||football manager and former player|||
|Jamie Reeves||born in Sheffield||1962–||world champion strength athlete, World's Strongest Man of '89|||
|Joe Root||Sheffield||1990||Cricketer for Yorkshire CCC and England|||
|David Seaman||born in Rotherham||1963||footballer, goalkeeper for Arsenal and England|||
|John Stones||born in Barnsley||1994–||footballer, Centre back,for Manchester City and England|||
|Jane Tomlinson||1964–2007||amateur athlete and cancer charity fundraiser|||
|Fred Trueman||1931 – July 2006||cricketer|||
|Jamie Vardy||born in Sheffield||1987–||footballer, striker for Leicester City and England|||
|Danny Willett||born in Sheffield||1987–||golfer, second Englishman to win The Masters|||
Artists and sculptors
|Gertrude Spurr Cutts||Scarborough||1858–1941||painter|||
|John Atkinson Grimshaw||Leeds||1836–1893||painter|||
|Robert Thompson||Kilburn||1876–1955||carpenter, furniture maker recognised for his mouseman furniture, exclusively using Yorkshire Oak|||
|Andy Goldsworthy||Cheshire, raised in Leeds||1956–||British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specificsculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings|||
|William Etty RA||York||1787–1849||English artist best known for his history paintings containing nude figures|||
|Damien Hirst||grew up in Leeds||1965–||artist|||
|Trevor Bell||Leeds||1930–2017||artist|||
|Jacob Kramer||Leeds based||1892–1962||artist|||
|Mary Bateman||born in Asenby, worked in Thirsk||1768–1809||"Yorkshire Witch"; convicted of fraud and murder, hanged|||
|John Christie||born in Illingworth||1899–1953 (Hanged)||serial killer, known as "The Rillington Place Strangler"|||
|Stephen Griffiths||born in Dewsbury||1969–||serial killer, known as "The Crossbow Cannibal"|||
|Mark Hobson||born in Wakefield||1969–||'spree killer' who murdered four people|||
|Donald Neilson||born in Dewsbury||1936–2011||armed robber, serial killer, known as "The Black Panther"|||
|Jimmy Savile||born in West Riding||1926–2011||Prolific sex abuser of both adults and children, TV presenter, celebrity, charity fund-raiser|||
|Edward Simpson||born in Sleights||1815–?||infamous forger of prehistoric flint tools, sold to many notable museums|||
|Peter Sutcliffe||born in Bingley||1946–||serial killer, known as "The Yorkshire Ripper"|||
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 J. K. Rowling's 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 is from Yorkshire.
- 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
- Historic names
- Whincup, the earliest references are in the 16th century in Yorkshire (Spofforth, Collingham, Copgrove)
- "Sir Edward Victor Appleton - British physicist".
- "The Originating in Leeds". MyLearning.org. 24 October 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
- "The Patents". DiscoveringYorkshire.org. 24 October 2007. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
- "Bailey bridges, built by Thomas Storey Ltd, Stockport". BBC. Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
- Wainwright, Martin (13 October 2005). "The 50 greatest Yorkshire people?". Guardian Unlimited. London. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
- "William Bateson - Biography & Facts".
- "George Birkbeck - British physician and educator".
- "Joseph Bramah". www.robinsonlibrary.com.
- rradmin (26 March 2018). "Home".
- "Henry Briggs - English mathematician".
- Peach, Howard (30 July 2018). "Curious Tales of Old East Yorkshire". Sigma Leisure – via 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.
- "The Bishop of Manchester on Church Work and Disestablishment". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 27 March 1876. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- "Herbert Henry Asquith". Number10.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- Honan, Park (29 October 1998). "Shakespeare : A Life: A Life". Clarendon Press – via Google Books.
- "William Wilberforce". Wilberforce 2007. 2007. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- "Biography of Harold Wilson". National Cold War Exhibition. Royal Air Force Museum. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
-  Edward Mendelson, Early Auden, Later Auden A Critical Biography (2017)
- Lapidge, Michael (1 January 1996). "Anglo-Latin Literature, 600-899". A&C Black – via Google Books.
- "Six of the Best". Yorkshire Evening Post. 22 October 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1 August 2008). "The Life of Charlotte Bronte". BiblioBazaar – via Google Books.
- "Stanley Ellis obituary". The Guardian. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
- St Wilfrid's Church, York Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Online, Catholic. "St. John of Beverly - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online". Catholic Online.
- "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. John Fisher". www.newadvent.org.
- Wallace, Martin (1 January 1998). "The Celtic Resource Book". Church House Publishing – via Google Books.
- Calder, Jean McKinlay (30 July 1971). "The Story of Nursing". Methuen – via Google Books.
- "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ven. Nicholas Postgate". www.newadvent.org.
- "Mark Addy Profile". Yahoo! UK & Ireland Movies. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 23 December 2009. 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. Archived from the original on 13 August 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2006.
- "Brian Blessed". NNDB. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
- "Tom Courtenay Biography (1937-)". www.filmreference.com.
- Vallance, Tom (25 July 1997). "Obituary: Brian Glover". The Independent. London. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
- "Not a household name, a Northern star – Ralph Ineson". Irish Independent. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- "Andrew-Lee Potts Biography". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
- "gbtheatrecompany.com - This website is for sale! - GB Theatre Company Great Britain British UK theatre companies open air theatre outdoor Shakespeare Resources and Information". www.gbtheatrecompany.com.
- Chadwick, Lauren (26 October 2007). "Stewart honoured". Mirfield Reporter. Dewsbury, England. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
- "Jodie Whittaker". Biography.
- "Tom Wilkinson – Biography". Talk Talk. Tiscali UK Limited. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. 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.
- GRO Register of Births: DEC 1932 9a 303 HUDDERSFIELD – Roy Castle, mmn = Swallow
- Aizlewood, John (27 January 2006). "Monkeys are top of the tree". Evening Standard. ES London Limited. Retrieved 3 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
- A Yorkshire Miscellany By Tom Holman, p. 168 quoted at Google Books[failed verification]
- Prato, Greg. "David Coverdale: Biography". MSN Music. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- Weiss, Rebecca (10 September 2007). "Spotlight On The Cribs". The Sun Online. The Cornell Daily Sun. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- "Vin Garbutt - Official Website". Vin Garbutt.
- Live, Teesside (28 November 2009). "Paul Rodgers honoured by Teesside University".
- "Christopher Wolstenholme – MuseWiki: Supermassive wiki for the band Muse". www.musewiki.org.
- "Jonathan M Bairstow". Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- 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". Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. 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.
- "Joe E Root". Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- "Rotherham-born former England goalkeeper raises cash for charity". The Star. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Obituary – Jane Tomlinson". The Daily Telegraph. London. 22 December 2008.
- "Jamie Vardy: Leicester City striker's remarkable rise". BBC Sport. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
- "Danny Willett secures first European Tour victory in Cologne". BBC Sport. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
- "CUTTS, Gertrude E Spurr". Canadian Women Artists History Initiative. Concordia. 2012.
- Grosenick, Uta; Becker, Ilka (30 July 2018). "Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century". Taschen – via Google Books.
- "Andy Goldsworthy | artnet". www.artnet.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Art UK | Discover Artworks". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Leeds Art Gallery: Damien Hirst comes home". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Patrick Heron | artnet". www.artnet.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- Tate. "Norman Ackroyd born 1938 | Tate". Tate. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Artist creates works in denim". BBC News. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "A Room Of His Own - Joash Woodrow At Manchester Art Gallery | Culture24". www.culture24.org.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Jacob Kramer Archive - Library | University of Leeds". explore.library.leeds.ac.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- "Matthew Krishanu". www.matthewkrishanu.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- Davies, Owen (2004). "Bateman , Mary (1768–1809)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- Simpson, Keith (1978). Forty Years of Murder: An Autobiography. London: Harrap. ISBN 0-245-53198-X.
- "Stephen Griffiths charged with murder of three prostitutes – Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London). 27 May 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
- Black Panther murderer Donald Neilson dying from Motor Neurone Disease – mirror.co.uk
- "West Yorkshire police to publish findings of Jimmy Savile report". The Guardian (London). Press Association. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
- Locker, R. 2011 Flint Jack: Prince of Forgershttp://whitbypopwatch.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/flint-jack-prince-of-counterfeiters.html
- "1981: Yorkshire Ripper jailed for life", BBC On This Day, 22 May
- "Dracula by Bram Stoker" – via www.gutenberg.org.
- 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.