50 Great Yorkshire People. Biography

50 Great Yorkshire People. Biography

  • 21.11.2023 07:42

These 50 Great Yorkshire men and Yorkshire women were chosen by Bernard Ingham for a book – Great Yorkshire People. Whilst we don’t agree with all sections. They provide a good starting base for some of the greats of Yorkshire.

  1. Captain James Cook
  2. William Wilberforce
  3. John Harrison
  4. King Edwin
  5. Alcuin
  6. John Wycliffe
  7. William Bradford
  8. John Smeaton
  9. William Bateson
  10. Joseph Bramah
  11. Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  12. Joseph Priestley
  13. Henry Briggs
  14. Sir George Cayley
  15. Sir John Cockcroft
  16. Sir Fred Hoyle
  17. Sir Almoth Edward Wright
  18. Amy Johnson
  19. Baroness Boothroyd
  20. Prime Minister Rockingham Asquith
  21. Wilson
  22. Sir Titus Salt
  23. Sir Michael Sadler
  24. John Curwen
  25. General Sir Thomas Fairfax
  26. St John Fisher
  27. Guy Fawkes
  28. Thomas Chippendale
  29. Percy Shaw
  30. Harry Brearley
  31. J Arthur Rank
  32. Emily Bronte
  33. William Congreve
  34. J B Priestley
  35. Alan Bennett
  36. Charles Laughton
  37. Andrew Marvell
  38. Ted Hughes
  39. David Hockney
  40. Henry Moore
  41. Frederick Delius
  42. John Barry
  43. Dame Janet Barker
  44. Sir Leonard Hutton
  45. Fred Trueman
  46. Brian Clough
  47. Alan Hinkes
  48. Barabara Harrison
  49. CSM Stanley Hollis VC

Other Great Yorkshireman / Women

  • Beryl Burton
  • Don Revie
  • Geoffrey Boycott
  • Hedley Verity
  • Ray Illingworth
  • Herbert Sutcliffe
  • Dickie Bird
  • Kevin Keagan
  • Gordon Banks
  • Michael Palin
  • Dame Diana Rigg
  • Michael Parkinson
  • W H Auden
  • Ben Kinglsey
  • Alan Titchmarsh

Yorkshire Greats

Related people

  • Great Britons
  • Yorkshire – God’s Own County