50 Great Yorkshire People

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 Cockfroft
  16. Sir Fred Hoyle
  17. Sir Almoth Edward Wright
  18. Amy Johnson
  19. Baroness Boothroyd
  20. Prime Minister Rockingham
  21. Asquith
  22. Wilson
  23. Sir Titus Salt
  24. Sir Michael Sadler
  25. John Curwen
  26. General Sir Thomas Fairfax
  27. St John Fisher
  28. Guy Fawkes
  29. Thomas Chippendale
  30. Percy Shaw
  31. Harry Brearley
  32. J Arthur Rank
  33. Emily Bronte
  34. William Congreve
  35. J B Priestley
  36. Alan Bennett
  37. Charles Laughton
  38. Andrew Marvell
  39. Ted Hughes
  40. David Hockney
  41. Henry Moore
  42. Frederick Delius
  43. John Barry
  44. Dame Janet Barker
  45. Sir Leonard Hutton
  46. Fred Trueman
  47. Brian Clough
  48. Alan Hinkes
  49. Barabara Harrison
  50. 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

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