Born on this day

26th June

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

  • Birth date
  • 1763 : George Morland (1763–1804) Painter
  • 1817 : Patrick Branwell Brontë (1817-1848)
  • 1824 : William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907) Mathematician, physicist and inventor
  • 1831 : John Henry Chamberlain (1831–1883) Architect
  • 1834 : Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834–1885) Photographer and inventor of the woodburytype process
  • 1866 : George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866–1923) Sportsman, egyptologist and photographer
  • 1874 : Frederick Burnand ('Fred') Fenwick (1874–1961) Department store owner
  • 1914 : Laurence Edward Alan ('Laurie') Lee (1914–1997) Poet and prose writer
  • 1919 : Freddie Mills (1919–1965) Boxer
  • 1952 : Olive Morris (1952–1979) Political activist

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