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Famous People From Lincolnshire

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List of famous people from Lincolnshire, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Lincolnshire, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Lincolnshire you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Lincolnshire, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

A factual list, featuring people like Stephen Murray and Arron Patrick.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Lincolnshire?" or "Which celebrities were born in Lincolnshire?" then this list is a great resource for you.
William Byrd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 83 (1540-1623)

Birthplace: Lincoln, United Kingdom

William Byrd (; birth date variously given as c.1539/40 or 1543 – 4 July 1623), was an English composer of the Renaissance. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, ...more
Neville Marriner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 94

Birthplace: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Sir Neville Marriner, (15 April 1924 – 2 October 2016) was an English violinist who became "one of the world's greatest conductors". He founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, ...more
Bernie Taupin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 68

Birthplace: Sleaford, United Kingdom

Bernard John Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English-American lyricist, poet, and singer. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, having written the lyrics for most of ...more

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Dave Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dave Moore Age: 59

Birthplace: Grimsby, United Kingdom

David "Dave" Moore (born 17 December 1959) is an English former professional footballer, football manager and physiotherapist. He is head physiotherapist of Football League Two club ...more
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Bar... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 83 (1809-1892)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Somersby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains ...more

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Boz Burrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 60 (1946-2006)

Birthplace: Holbeach, United Kingdom

Raymond "Boz" Burrell (1 August 1946 – 21 September 2006) was an English musician. Originally a vocalist and guitarist, Burrell is best known for his bass playing and work with the ...more
Michael Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 94 (1912-2006)

Birthplace: Billinghay, United Kingdom

Michael Francis Gilbert (17 July 1912 – 8 February 2006) was an English solicitor and author of crime fiction.
William G. Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
William G. Stewart Age: 83

Birthplace: Habrough, United Kingdom

William Gladstone Stewart (15 July 1933 – 21 September 2017) was an English television producer, director, and television presenter, best known as the presenter and producer of the Channel 4 ...more
Wallace L. W. Sargent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)

Birthplace: Elsham, United Kingdom

Wallace Leslie William Sargent (February 15, 1935 – October 29, 2012) was a British-born American astronomer and the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy at California Institute of Technology.
Anthony Ascham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 36 (1614-1650)

Birthplace: Boston, United Kingdom

Anthony Ascham (c. 1614 – 27 May 1650) was a British academic, political theorist, Parliamentarian and diplomat.
Elizabeth Jennings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)

Birthplace: Boston, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Jennings (18 July 1926 – 26 October 2001) was an English poet.
John Foxe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 70 (1517-1587)

Birthplace: Boston, United Kingdom

John Foxe (1516/17 – 18 April 1587) was an English historian and martyrologist, the author of Actes and Monuments (popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs), an account of Christian martyrs ...more
Charles Hudson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 37 (1828-1865)

Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Charles Hudson (4 October 1828 – 14 July 1865) was an Anglican chaplain and mountain climber from Skillington, Lincolnshire, England. Hudson was one of the most important climbers of the golden ...more
Martin Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 65

Birthplace: Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Martin Stewart Simpson (born 5 May 1953) is an English folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and ...more
Chris Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 59

Birthplace: Swineshead, United Kingdom

Christopher Charles Eric Woods (born 14 November 1959) is a former England international football goalkeeper. He played in the Football League and Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Queens ...more
Iain Matthews is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 72

Birthplace: Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Iain Matthews (born Ian Matthews MacDonald, 16 June 1946) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He was an original member of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention from 1967 to ...more
Jean Ingelow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 77 (1820-1897)

Birthplace: Boston, United Kingdom

Jean Ingelow (17 March 1820 – 20 July 1897) was an English poet and novelist, who became suddenly popular in 1863. She also wrote several stories for children.
John Taverner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Dec. at 55 (1490-1545)

Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

John Taverner (c. 1490 – 18 October 1545) was an English composer and organist, regarded as one of the most important English composers of his era.
Toby Jepson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 51

Birthplace: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Toby Matthew Jepson (born 9 October 1967 in Lincoln, England) is a singer and songwriter, and was lead vocalist and guitarist in the British rock band Little Angels between 1984 and 1994. ...more
Henry Stubbe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Henry Stubbe Dec. at 44 (1632-1676)

Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Henry Stubbe or Stubbes (1632–1676) was an English physician, writer and scholar.
William Paley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
William Paley Dec. at 81 (1843-1924)

Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

William Paley was a cinematographer and film director.
Christopher de Lapuente ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Christopher de Lapuente Age: 56

Birthplace: Lincoln, United Kingdom

Christopher de Lapuente is a businessperson.
Jeff Hall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Jeff Hall Dec. at 30 (1929-1959)

Birthplace: Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

Jeffrey James Hall (7 September 1929 – 4 April 1959) was an English footballer who played as a right back for Birmingham City and England. It was the death of Hall – a young, fit, international ...more
Kate Haywood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Age: 31

Birthplace: Grimsby, United Kingdom

Kate Emma Haywood (born 1 April 1987) is an English former elite swimmer who competed for Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA world championships, and European championships, and represented ...more
Richard Buck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lincolnshire
Richard Buck Age: 32

Birthplace: Grimsby, United Kingdom

Richard Thomas Buck (born 14 November 1986 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire) is a former British sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres event. He is from York, and trains in Loughborough. Buck's ...more