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Huntingdonshire - Famous People

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  • Rt Hon Sir John Major, KG
    Sir John Major, KG, CH, ACIB (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990–1997. ...
  • Lancelot "Capability" Brown (1716 - 1783)
    (1716 – 6 February 1783) More commonly known as Capability Brown English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English eighteenth-century artists to be accorded his...
  • Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1599 - 1658)
    Oliver Cromwell (born April 25, 1599 Old Style, died September 3, 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commo...
  • Samuel Pepys (1632 - 1703)
    Samuel Pepys was born on 23 Feb 1632/1633 in St. Brides Fleet Street, London, England. He was christened on 3 Mar 1632/1633 in St. Brides Fleet Street, London, England. He died 26 on 26 May 1703 in...

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  • Lucy M. Boston (1892–1990) English children's writer, lived in Huntingdonshire from 1937 until her death, and set the Green Knowe series there.
  • Lancelot Capability Brown, (1716-1783) landscape gardener lived in Fenstanton and his grave is in the churchyard.

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  • Oliver Cromwell, (1599-1658) Lord Protector of England, was born and educated in Huntingdon.

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  • Peter Foxhall (1941- ), Australian clergyman, evangelist and author, was born in St Neots

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  • Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC, ACIB (born 29 March 1943) is a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. Member of Parliament for Huntingdon 1979-1983 (Now Cambridgeshire)

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  • Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) seventeenth-century MP and diarist

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  • Henry Royce, born in Huntingdonshire and famed as the originator of Rolls Royce cars

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  • Dick Turpin, the legendary highwayman. It is believed he stayed at The George Hotel in Huntingdon when he "worked" the Great North Road

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