Born on this day

31st May

Every day find here my selection of Great British men and women born on this day.

  • Birth date
  • 1730 : Elizabeth Caslon (née Cartlich) (1730–1795) Wife of William Caslon junior; type founder
  • 1744 : Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817) Writer and inventor
  • 1767 : Edward Pease (1767–1858) Woollen manufacturer and railway promoter
  • 1860 : Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942) Painter
  • 1863 : Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863–1942) Soldier, explorer and mystic
  • 1867 : Sir Walter Westley Russell (1867–1949) Painter and art teacher
  • 1872 : William Heath Robinson (1872–1944) Cartoonist and book illustrator
  • 1872 : Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson (1872–1936) Medical practitioner and head of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
  • 1875 : May Billinghurst (1875–1953) Suffragette
  • 1922 : Denholm Mitchell Elliott (1922–1992) Actor

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