Famous People Connected to Devon
Image right - Sir Francis Drake
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- Charles Babbage (1791-1871) born Teignmouth
- Guy Burgess (1911-1963) born in Devonport; Recruited as Soviet agent in 1930s. Worked for BBC, wrote war propaganda, worked for MI5 and Foreign Office. Recalled from Washington DC for misconduct he disappeared turning up in Russia in 1956.
- Francis Chichester (1901-1972) born in Barnstable
- Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Born in Torquay
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) born Ottery St. Mary
- Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596)
- Edward James "Ted" Hughes, OM (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet and children's writer.
- John Churchill Marlborough 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) born Exmouth.
- Capt. Martin Pring (1580-c1626) Pring was a sea-captain and made voyages to America and India.
- Robert Falcon Scott, CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.
- Sir Donald Sinden (1923- English Actor born in Plymouth