Lists

Top 10 Great Britons (as voted by the British Public, 2002)

Scientists

Charles Darwin (1809 – 1892)
James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879)

Politicians

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013)

Kings, Queens, and Royalty

King Cnut (c. 985 – 1035)
Henry VIII (1491 – 1547)
Edward VIII (1894 – 1972)

Engineers

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859)

Writers

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)

Musicians and Singers

John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970)
Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994)

Sports Figures

Mohammad Ali (1942 – 2016 )
Michael Jordan (1963 – )
Stephen Hendry (1969 – )

Magicians

Harry Houdini (1874 – 1926)