The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Plymouth Significant Indviduals


Edward I
Sailor
1239 - 1307
The Black Prince
Sailor
1330 - 1376
Catherine of Aragon
Queen
1485 - 1536
Philip II of Spain
Husband of Queen Mary
1527 - 1598
John Hawkins
Sailor
1532 - 1595
Martin Frobisher
Sailor
1535 - 1594
Humprhey Gilbert
Sailor
1539 - 1583
Francis Drake
Sailor
1540 - 1596
Walter Raleigh
Sailor
1554 - 1618
Richard Hawkins
Sailor
1562 - 1622
Fernando Gorges
Sailor
1568 - 1647
Oliver Cromwell
Parliamentarian General and Lord Protector
1599 - 1658
Charles I
King
1600 - 1649
William Morice
Politician
1602 - 1676
Prince Maurice
Royalist General
1620 - 1652
Henry Winstanley
Engineer
1644 - 1703
William of Orange
King
1650 - 1702
Henry Avery
Pirate
1659 - 1696
Alexander Selkirk
Sailor
1676 - 1721
Samuel Johnson
Writer and Commentator
1709 - 1784
Dr James Lind
Naval Surgeon
1716 - 1794
William Cookworthy
Porcelain manufacturer
1705 - 1780
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Painter
1723 - 1792
John Smeaton
Engineer
1724 - 1792
Jacques Tenon
French Surgeon
1724 - 1816
Captain James Cook
Sailor
1728 - 1779
Tobias Furneaux
Naval Officer
1735 - 1781
Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
French Physicist
1736 - 1806
King George III
King
1738 - 1820
Olaudah Equiano
Ex-Slave and Emancipationist
1745 - 1797
James Aitken (Alias John the Painter)
Arsonist
1752 - 1777
William Bligh
Sailor
1754 - 1817
Joseph Whidbey
Sailor/Engineer
1754 - 1833
Admiral Edward Pellew
Sailor
1757 - 1833
Horatio Nelson
Sailor
1758 - 1805
John Rennie (Snr)
Engineer
1761 - 1821
William Mudge
Surveyor
1762 - 1820
John Macarthur
Soldier and Settler
1767 - 1834
Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy
Sailor
1769 - 1839
Sir Arthur Wellesley - the Duke of Wellington
Sailor
1769 - 1852
John Foulston
Architect
1772 - 1841
George Arthur
Administrator
1784 - 1854
Edmund Lockyer
Soldier and Explorer
1784 - 1860
Captain William Henry Allen
American Sailor
1784 - 1813
John Rennie (Jnr)
Engineer
1794 - 1874
James Barry / Margaret Ann Bulkley
First Woman Doctor in Britain
1795 - 1865
Sir James Brooke
Rajah of Sarawak
1803 - 1868
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Engineer
1806 - 1859
Charles Darwin
Scientist
1809 - 1882
Francis Fowke
Engineer and Architect
1823 - 1865
Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane
Engineer
1830 - 1903
The Right Reverend Bishop Robert Brindle DSO
Chaplain
1837 - 1916
Stanley Gibbons
Philatelist
1840 - 1913
Edward VII
King
1841 - 1910
Lieutenant John Rouse Merriott Chard
Soldier
1847 - 1897
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Emperor of Germany
1859 - 1941
Thomas Walker Arnold
Orientalist
1864 - 1930
Allen, Edgar Johnson
Scientist
1866 - 1942
Robert Falcon Scott
Antarctic Explorer
1868 - 1912
John McCrae
Canadian Poet and Soldier
1872 - 1918
Ernest Henry Shackleton
Antarctic Explorer
1874 - 1922
Raymond Theodore Pelly
Soldier
1881 - 1952
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Lawrence of Arabia
1888 - 1935
Frank Bickerton
Antarctic Explorer
1889 - 1954
Richard Plathen
Fascist Organiser in Plymouth
William Joyce
British Union of Fascists
1906 - 1946
Oswald Mosley
Head of the British Union of Fascists
1911 - 1963
Guy Burgess
Spy
1911 - 1963


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