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Famous Derbyshire People

PUBLISHED: 13:10 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:04 20 February 2013

Famous People

Famous People

Famous people's Names, Dates and Occupation.

















































































































































































































Name Dates Occupation
Richard Arkwright 1732-1792 Mill Owner
Anthony Babington 1561-1586 Conspirator
Robert Bakewell 1682-1752 Wrought ironsmith
Alan Bates 1934-2003 Actor
Catherine Booth 1829-1890 Co-founder of the Salvation Army
Francis Legatt Chantrey 1781-1841 Artist
Henry Cavendish 1731-1810 Scientist
Thomas Cook 1808-1892 Founder of modern day travel
Charles Cotton 1630-1687 Writer and Angler
Erasmus Darwin 1731-1802 Scientist
Joe Davis 1901-1978 Champion snooker player
Peter Fidler 1769 - 1822 Chief surveyor and mapmaker for the Hudson Bay Company
John Flamsteed 1646-1719 Scientist
Francis Frith 1822-1898 Photographer
Elizabeth Hardwick 1518-1608 Landowner
John Hurt 1940- Actor
Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Writer and Traveller
Richard Keene 1825-1894 Photographer
D.H.Lawrence 1885-1930 Writer
Ellen MacArthur b 1976 Yachtswoman
Stuart Mais 1885 - 1975 Writer & broadcaster
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 Nurse and Hospital Reformer
Benjamin Outram 1764-1805 Civil engineer
Joseph Paxton 1801-1865 Architect and landscape gardener
Joseph Pickford 1734-1782 Architect
Henry Royce 1863-1933 Car and Aero engine designer
Herbert Spencer 1820-1903 Founder of modern sociology
George Stephenson 1781-1848 Railway Engineer
Henry Izaac Stevens 1806-1873 Architect
Jedediah Strutt 1726-1797 Mill owner
Charles Edward Stuart 1720-1788 The Young Pretender
Alison Uttley 1884-1976 Writer
Matthew Walker Died 1944 Christmas Pudding maker
Barnes Wallis 1887-1979 Inventor of the bouncing bomb
Izaac Walton 1593-1683 Writer and Angler
Vivienne Westwood 1941 - Fashion Designer
John Whitehurst 1713-1788 Clock maker and scientist
Joseph Whitworth 1804-1887 Engineer
Bob Wilson 1942 - Footballer
Joseph Wright 1734-1797 Painter

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