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In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to determine whom the general public considers the 100 Greatest Britons of all time. In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to discover the 100 Greatest Britons of all time. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Voting is a method of decision making wherein a group such as a meeting or an electorate attempts to gauge its opinion—usually as a final step following discussions or debates. ...


The poll resulted in some unlikely candidates including Guy Fawkes, who was executed for trying to blow up Parliament; King Richard III, suspected of murdering his nephews; and James Connolly, an Irish nationalist who was executed by the Crown in 1916. In addition to the British natives who dominated the poll, some notable non-British entrants were listed as well. These include two Irish nationals, (Bono and Bob Geldof). Freddie Mercury, who was born (to British Indian Parsi parents) in Zanzibar when it was a British colony, was included. And both Alfred the Great and Boudica are from an era where "Britishness" was a concept of the future. For other uses, see Guido Fawkes (disambiguation). ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist... Richard III Richard III (October 2, 1452 - August 22, 1485) was the King of England from 1483 until his death and the last king from the House of York. ... For the Olympic athlete, see James Connolly (athlete) James Connolly James Connolly (June 5, 1868 - May 12, 1916) was an Irish nationalist and socialist leader. ... Irish nationalism refers to political movements that desire greater autonomy or the independence of Ireland from Great Britain. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... This article is about the Parsi community. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar is part of Tanzania Coordinates: , Country Tanzania Islands Unguja and Pemba Capital Zanzibar City Settled AD 1000 Government  - Type semi-autonomous part of Tanzania  - President Amani Abeid Karume Area  - Both Islands  637 sq mi (1,651 km²) Population (2004)  - Both Islands 1,070... For the 10th century Bishop of Sherborne, see Alfred (bishop). ... A sculpture depicting Boudica, the warrior queen of the Iceni who led the revolt against the Romans in AD 61, and her daughters, commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft, stands near Westminster Pier, London Boudica (also spelt Boudicca, formerly better known as Boadicea) (d. ...


The top 19 entries were exclusively of self-declared English origin (though Sir Ernest Shackleton and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, were both born into English families settled in Ireland when that country was still part of the UK.). The highest-placed Scottish entry was Alexander Fleming in 20th place, with the highest Welsh entry, Owain Glyndŵr, at number 23. None were from Northern Ireland. Over half (60) had lived in the twentieth century. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Ernest Henry Shackleton The Discovery During the Discovery expedition, Shackleton made the first balloon flight over Antarctica Four men from Nimrod (left to right): Frank Wild, Shackleton, Eric Marshall, and Jameson Adams Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (February 15, 1874 – January 5, 1922) was an Irish-born explorer, now chiefly remembered... Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... This article is about the country. ... Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. ... This article is about the country. ... Seal of Owain Glyndŵr The Arms of Powys and Deheubarth quartered, adopted by Owain Glyndŵr: Or and Gules, four Lions counterchanged Owain Glyndŵr (Pronounced IPA: ), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, anglicised by Shakespeare into Owen Glendower (c. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


The resulting series, Great Britons, included individual programmes on the top ten, with viewers having further opportunities to vote after each programme. It concluded with a debate.


The Greatest Britons List

Due to the nature of the poll used to select and rank the Britons, the results do not pretend to be an objective assessment. They are as follows: (People marked (*) also appeared on the 100 Worst Britons list compiled by Channel 4.) 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate is one in a series of 100 Greatest. ...

  1. Sir Winston Churchill
  2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, (18061859), engineer, creator of Great Western Railway and other significant works
  3. Diana, Princess of Wales (19611997), first wife of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales (19811996) and mother of Princes William and Harry of Wales
  4. Charles Darwin (18091882), naturalist, originator of the theory of evolution through natural selection and author of On the Origin of Species
  5. William Shakespeare (15641616), English poet and playwright, thought of by many as the greatest of all writers in the English language
  6. Sir Isaac Newton (16431727), physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist, regarded by many as the greatest figure in the history of science
  7. Queen Elizabeth I of England (15331603), monarch, (reigned 15581603)
  8. John Lennon (19401980), musician with The Beatles, philanthropist, peace activist, artist
  9. Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (17581805), naval commander
  10. Oliver Cromwell (15991658), Lord Protector
  11. Sir Ernest Shackleton (18741922), polar explorer
  12. Captain James Cook (17281779), explorer
  13. Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (18571941), founder of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
  14. Alfred the Great (849?–899), King of Wessex, (reigned 871899)
  15. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (17691852), military commander, statesman and Prime Minister 18281830 and 1834
  16. Margaret Thatcher (*3) (born 1925), Prime Minister (19791990)
  17. Michael Crawford (born 1942), actor and singer
  18. Queen Victoria (18191901), monarch (reigned 18371901)
  19. Sir Paul McCartney (born 1942), musician with The Beatles, philanthropist, activist
  20. Sir Alexander Fleming (18811955), pharmaceutical innovator
  21. Alan Turing (19121954), pioneer of computing
  22. Michael Faraday (17911867), scientist
  23. Owain Glyndŵr (13591416), Prince of Wales
  24. Queen Elizabeth II (*10) (born 1926), reigning monarch (1952–present)
  25. Professor Stephen Hawking (born 1942), theoretical physicist
  26. William Tyndale (14941536), English translator of the Bible
  27. Emmeline Pankhurst (18581928), suffragette
  28. William Wilberforce (17591833), humanitarian
  29. David Bowie (born 1947), musician
  30. Guy Fawkes (15701606), English revolutionary
  31. Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire (19171992), aviator and charity organiser
  32. Eric Morecambe (19261984), comedian
  33. David Beckham (*91) (born 1975), footballer
  34. Thomas Paine (17371809), political philosopher
  35. Boudica (died c.60), leader of Celtic resistance to the Roman Empire
  36. Sir Steve Redgrave (born 1962), Olympic rower
  37. Sir Thomas More (14781535), English lawyer and politician
  38. William Blake (17571827), author/poet, painter and printer
  39. John Harrison (16931776), clock designer
  40. King Henry VIII of England (14911547), monarch (reigned 15091547)
  41. Charles Dickens (18121870), author
  42. Sir Frank Whittle (19071996), jet engine inventor
  43. John Peel (19392004), broadcaster
  44. John Logie Baird (18881946), television pioneer
  45. Aneurin Bevan (18971960), politician
  46. Boy George (born 1961), musician with Culture Club
  47. Sir Douglas Bader (19101982), aviator and charity campaigner
  48. Sir William Wallace (c.12701305), Guardian of Scotland
  49. Sir Francis Drake (c.15401596), English naval commander
  50. John Wesley (17031791), founder of Methodism
  51. King Arthur, legendary Celtic monarch
  52. Florence Nightingale (18201910), nurse and charity campaigner
  53. T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (18881935), Arabist and soldier
  54. Robert Falcon Scott (18681912), polar explorer
  55. Enoch Powell (19121998), politician
  56. Sir Cliff Richard (*29) (born 1940), musician
  57. Alexander Graham Bell (18471922), telephone pioneer, placed 9th in the Canadian version
  58. Freddie Mercury (19461991), musician with Queen
  59. Dame Julie Andrews (born 1935), actress and singer
  60. Sir Edward Elgar (18571934), composer
  61. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (19002002), Queen consort
  62. George Harrison (19432001), musician with The Beatles
  63. Sir David Attenborough (born 1926), broadcaster
  64. James Connolly (18681916), the Scottish born leader of the Irish 1916 rising
  65. George Stephenson (17811848), railway pioneer
  66. Sir Charlie Chaplin (18891977), comic actor and film director
  67. Tony Blair (*1) (born 1953), Prime Minister (19972007)
  68. William Caxton (c.1415~1422–c.1492), English printer
  69. Bobby Moore (19411993), footballer and Captain of England 1966 World Cup winning team
  70. Jane Austen (17751817), author
  71. William Booth (18291912), founder of Salvation Army
  72. King Henry V of England (13871422), monarch (reigned 14131422)
  73. Aleister Crowley (18751947), occultist, writer, and social provocateur; founder of Thelema
  74. Robert the Bruce (12741329), King of Scots
  75. Bob Geldof (born 1951), Irish musician
  76. The Unknown Warrior, soldier of the Great War
  77. Robbie Williams (*17) (born 1974), musician and former member of Take That
  78. Edward Jenner (17491823), pioneer of vaccination
  79. David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George (18631945), Prime Minister (19161922)
  80. Charles Babbage (17911871), mathematician and pioneer of computing
  81. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.13431400), English author
  82. King Richard III of England (14521485), monarch (reigned 14831485)
  83. J.K. Rowling (born 1965), author
  84. James Watt (17361819), developer of the steam engine
  85. Sir Richard Branson (*86) (born 1950), businessman and adventurer
  86. Bono (born 1960), Irish musician - Singer for Rock Band U2, philanthropist
  87. John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) (born 1956), musician
  88. Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (18871976), military commander
  89. Donald Campbell (19211967), water speed world record challenger
  90. King Henry II of England (11331189), monarch (reigned 11541189)
  91. James Clerk Maxwell (18311879), physicist
  92. J.R.R. Tolkien (18921973), author and philologist
  93. Sir Walter Raleigh (15521618), English explorer
  94. King Edward I of England (12391307), monarch (reigned 12721307)
  95. Sir Barnes Wallis (18871979), aviation technology pioneer
  96. Richard Burton (19251984), actor 1
  97. Tony Benn (born 1925), politician
  98. David Livingstone (18131873), missionary and explorer
  99. Sir Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955), Internet pioneer and inventor of the World Wide Web
  100. Marie Stopes (18801958), promoter of birth control

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For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Frank Whittle speaking to employees of the Flight Propulsion Research Laboratory (Now known as the NASA Glenn Research Center), USA, in 1946 Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle, OM, KBE, FRS, Hon FRAeS (1 June 1907–9 August 1996) was an English Royal Air Force officer and is seen as the... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 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Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, CBE, DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar, FRAeS, DL, RAF (21 February 1910–5 September 1982); surname pronounced IPA: ) was a successful fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named William Wallace, see William Wallace (disambiguation). ... The cathedral atop the Rock of Cashel in Ireland was completed in 1270. ... Events August 5 - English troops capture William Wallace Wenceslas III becomes king of Bohemia Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got, was elected as Pope Clement V. Philip IV of France accused the Knights Templar of heresy. ... This article is about the Elizabethan naval commander. ... 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Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922) was an eminent scientist, inventor and innovator who is credited with the invention of the telephone. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Officially launched on April 5, 2004, The Greatest Canadian was a television program series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to determine who is considered to be the greatest Canadian of all time, at least among those who watched and participated in the program. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1972 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Sir Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English Romantic composer. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite; 4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), was the Queen Consort of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 until his death in 1952. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “Caxton” redirects here. ... Events Friedrich I Hohenzollern (b. ... Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... 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Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... // March 21 - Henry V becomes King of England. ... Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947, pronounced ) was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, poet, and mystic. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Occult (disambiguation). ... Thelema is the English transliteration of the Ancient Greek noun : will, from the verb θέλω: to will, wish, purpose. ... Robert I, King of Scots, usually known as Robert the Bruce (July 11, 1274 – June 7, 1329, reigned 1306 – 1329), was, according to a modern biographer (Geoffrey Barrow), a great hero who lived in a minor country. ... Events May 7 - In France the Second Council of Lyons opens to consider the condition of the Holy Land and to agree to a union with the Byzantine church. ... Events Antipope Nicholas V is excommunicated by Pope John XXII. Aimone of Savoy becomes Count of Savoy. ... This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British tomb of The Unknown Warrior holds an unidentified British soldier killed on a European battlefield during World War I.[1] He was buried in Westminster Abbey, London on November 11, 1920, the earliest such tomb honouring the unknown dead of World War I. Even the battlefield the Warrior... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... For other people with the same name, see Robbie Williams (disambiguation). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... Edward Jenner, FRS, (May 17, 1749 – January 26, 1823) was an English scientist who studied his natural surroundings in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. ... 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A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976) was a British Army officer, often referred to as Monty. He successfully commanded Allied forces at the Battle of El Alamein, a major turning point in World War II, and... Year 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald Malcolm Campbell, CBE (23 March 1921 – 4 January 1967) was a British car and motorboat racer who broke eight world speed records in the 1950s and 60s. ... 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Events January 21 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade September 3- Richard I of England is crowned as king of England. ... King Stephen of England dies at Dover, and is succeeded by his adopted son Henry Plantagenet who becomes King Henry II of England, aged 21. ... Events January 21 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade September 3- Richard I of England is crowned as king of England. ... James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and theoretical physicist. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Philology, etymologically, is the love of words. It is most accurately defined as an affinity toward the learning of the backgrounds as well as the current usages of spoken or written methods of human communication. The commonality of studied languages is more important than their origin or age (that is... This article is about the sixteenth-century explorer. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... For a bill proposed in USA in 1998, see Bill 1618. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks[1], also as Edward the Lawgiver or the English Justinian because of his legal reforms, and as Hammer of the Scots,[2] achieved fame as the monarch who conquered Wales and tried to do the same to Scotland. ... // Events Births June 17 - King Edward I of England (died 1307) December 17 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (died 1256) Peter III of Aragon (died 1285) John II, Duke of Brittany (died 1305) Ippen, Japanese monk (died 1289) Deaths March 3 - Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (born 1187) March... January 18 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... January 18 - German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia. ... Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, Kt, CBE, FRS, RDI, commonly known as Barnes Wallis, (26 September 1887 – 30 October 1979) was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. ... 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Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Missionary (disambiguation). ... Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sir Tim (Timothy John) Berners-Lee, KBE (TimBL or TBL) (b. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... 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1There is some question as to whether the Richard Burton listed is the actor or the explorer. A BBC press release makes it clear that the Burton so honoured is in fact the actor. For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... Richard Burton, portrait by Frederic Leighton, National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Richard Francis Burton (March 19, 1821 - October 19, 1890), British consul, explorer, translator, and Orientalist, was born at Barham House, Hertfordshire, England. ...


Great Britons series

An hour long documentary was filmed on each of the top 10 nominees, each of them hosted by a celebrity advocate, who delivered a passionate argument as to why their choice should be voted the greatest Briton of all. The series concluded with a debate on the merits of each selected Briton, bringing all of the advocates together to make a final plea to voters.

Rank Great Briton Celebrity Supporter
1 Sir Winston Churchill Mo Mowlam
2 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Jeremy Clarkson
3 Diana, Princess of Wales Rosie Boycott
4 Charles Darwin Andrew Marr
5 William Shakespeare Fiona Shaw
6 Sir Isaac Newton Tristram Hunt
7 Queen Elizabeth I Michael Portillo
8 John Lennon Alan Davies
9 Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Lucy Moore
10 Oliver Cromwell Richard Holmes

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Other editions

Other countries have produced similar shows, see also: Greatest Britons spin-offs

The following is a list of spin offs of the 2002 100 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. // Outlook India magazine held a Greatest Indians poll in 2002 Australia held a one-day Greatest Australian special on the ABC network in 2004 A Belgian newspaper (Het Nieuwsblad) conducted a... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), ZDF, is a public service German television channel based in Mainz. ... Unsere Besten (Our Best) was a television series shown in German public television (ZDF) in November 2003, similar to the BBC series 100 Greatest Britons. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Officially launched on April 5, 2004, The Greatest Canadian was a television program series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to determine who is considered to be the greatest Canadian of all time, at least among those who watched and participated in the program. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Kro (sometimes referred to as the Warlord Kro) is a is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... The logo of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting. ... De Grootste Nederlander (The Greatest Dutchman) was a public poll held in 2004 by the broadcasting company, KRO (Publieke Omroep). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Discovery Channel is an American cable TV network, based in Silver Spring, MD, that has a variety of science programming, particularly documentaries and nature shows. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... The Greatest American was a four part television series hosted by Matt Lauer in which millions of Americans nominated and elected whom they thought was the greatest person in U.S. history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is the state-owned broadcaster in South Africa and provides 18 radio stations (AM/FM) as well as 4 television broadcasts to the general public. ... Great South Africans was a South African television series that aired on SABC3 and hosted by Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and Denis Beckett. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... YLE (Yleisradio Oy) is Finlands national broadcasting company, founded in 1926. ... Suuret suomalaiset (Great Finns) was a 2004 television show by YLE (the Finnish Broadcasting Company), which determined the 100 greatest Finns of all time according to the opinions of its viewers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Le Plus Grand Français de tous les temps (The Greatest Frenchman of all Time) was a France 2 show of early 2005, based on an original series of Great Britons on the BBC. The show asked the French viewers who they thought was the Greatest Frenchman or Frenchwoman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... De Grootste Belg (The Greatest Belgian) is a currently ongoing vote conducted by Belgian TV broadcast Canvas, to determine who is the Greatest Belgian of all time. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... NejvÄ›tší ÄŒech (The Greatest Czech) is the Czech spin-off of the BBC Greatest Britons show; a television poll of the populace to name the greatest Czech in history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... 100 Welsh Heroes was a poll run in Wales as a response to the BBCs 100 Greatest Britons poll of 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Velikite Balgari (Bulgarian: , The Great Bulgarians) was the Bulgarian spin-off of the 2002 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. Aired on the Bulgarian National Televisions Kanal 1, its first stage began on 9 June 2006 and finished on 10 December, with a show on 23 December announcing... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... In 2006, the Televiziunea Română conducted a vote to discover the 100 Greatest Romanians of all time. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Televiziunea Română (pronunciation: télévizju:nèa ro:mÄ«nÉ™), more commonly referred to as TVR (pronunciation: tévéré) is the national state-owned public service television broadcaster of Romania. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... RTP headquarters in Cabo Ruivo, Lisbon. ... António de Oliveira Salazar, GColIH, GCTE, GCSE, pron. ... Os Grandes Portugueses (The Greatest Portuguese) is a public poll currently being held, having started in October 2006 and schedulled to end in March 2007, by the public broadcasting company, RTP. The series is based on BBCs 100 Greatest Britons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For a Romanian TV station with the same name, see Antena 3 (Romania). ... King Juan Carlos I His Majesty King Juan Carlos I (Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón), styled HM The King (born January 5, 1938), is the reigning King of Spain. ... El Español De La Historia (The Spaniard of the History) was a Antena 3 show of May 2007, based on an original series of Great Britons on the BBC. The show asked by opinion poll of 3. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Televisión Federal S.A. Telefe, better known as Telefe, is an Argentinan television network. ... El Gen Argentino (in english The argentine gene) was the Argentinan spin-off of the 2002 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. Aired on the telefes Canal 11, its first stage began on 23 August 2007. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Inter (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian national TV channel owned by Ukrainian independent TV-corporation. ... Logo of the project The Greatest Ukrainians (Ukrainian: ) is an Ukrainian TV project which is in its production stage as a nationwide TV talk show. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... New Zealands Top 100 History Makers was a weekly television programme first shown on Prime Television New Zealand on 6 October 2005. ...

See also

100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate is one in a series of 100 Greatest. ... Top 100 may refer to: Billboard Hot 100, the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine Triple J Hottest 100, an annual favourite song list, based on the votes of Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners The Top 100 Crime Novels of All...

References

  1. ^ http://tv.channel.aol.com/greatestamerican
  2. ^ Suuret Suomalaiset
  3. ^ http://www.antena3.com/elmasimportante/index.htm
  4. ^ :: T E L E F E ::
  5. ^ Опчйой :: Чемйл¦ Хлтб§Ог¦

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100 Worst Britons at AllExperts (330 words)
The poll by the British TV station Channel 4 in 2003, was inspired by the BBC series 100 Greatest Britons, though it was less serious in nature.
The poll specified that the nominees had to be British, alive and not currently in prison or pending trial, although enough respondents ignored this for a fictional character and a pop band to be listed among the "winners".
The programme was a countdown from No. 100 to No. 1, featuring TV clips of the Britons in question, together with various commentators suggesting why they had made the list.
100 Greatest Britons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (910 words)
In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to discover the 100 Greatest Britons of all time.
100 Welsh Heroes was the result of an on-line poll carried out in 2003-4.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and playwright, thought of by many as the greatest of all writers in the English language.
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