Born on this day

4th April

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

  • Birth date
  • 1527 : Abraham Ortelius (Ortels) (1527–1598) Cartographer, geographer and creator of the first modern atlas
  • 1617 : Sir George Wharton, 1st Bt (1617–1681) Royalist and astrologer
  • 1828 : Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (1828–1897) Novelist and biographer
  • 1835 : John Hughlings Jackson (1835–1911) Physician
  • 1849 : Sir William Eden, 7th Bt and 5th Bt (1849–1915) Sportsman and artist
  • 1865 : Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby (1865–1948) Politician; Secretary of State for War
  • 1868 : Philippa Fawcett (1868–1948) Mathematician and civil servant
  • 1880 : Sir William Russell Flint (1880–1969) Artist
  • 1918 : George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe (1918–2007) Diplomat and politician; Lord–in–Waiting to HM The Queen
  • 1922 : Tony Brooks (1922–2007) Special operations and intelligence officer

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