Famous People from Kent
(Image right - Geoffrey Chaucer)
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- Thomas Becket (c. 1118–1170) – saint and Archbishop of Canterbury
- William Caxton (c. 1420–c. 1492) – first person to introduce a printing press into England
- Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400) – diplomat and author of The Canterbury Tales
- Thomas Frederick Colby (1784–1852) – director of the Ordnance Survey
- Sir Noel Pierce Coward born 16th December 1899 in Teddington and died 26th March 1973 in Jamaica was a well known playright, actor, composer and singer.
- Nicholas Culpeper (18 October 1616 – 10 January 1654) was an English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer.
- Charles Dickens (1812–1870) – foremost English novelist of the Victorian era
- Roger Filcock (Blessed) (c. 1553–1601) – executed for preaching Catholicism
- John Frith (1503–1533) – Protestant priest and writer, executed for heresy
- Frank John William Goldsmith (1902-1982) survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster
- David Ivon Gower (born 1 April 1957) is a former English cricketer who became a commentator for Sky Sports
- John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) – botanist and geologist
- Mick Jagger (born 1943) – singer and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones
- E. Nesbit (1858–1924) – children's author and poet
- Mary Quant (born 1934) – fashion designer and inventor of the miniskirt and hot pants
- George W. M. Reynolds (1814–1879) – author
- Keith Richards (born 1943) – guitarist and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones
- Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962) - novelist,traveler and gardner
- Malcolm Sargent (1895–1967) – leading conductor of choral works
- John Tradescant the elder (c. 1575–1638) – gardener and botanist
- John Tradescant the younger (1608–1662) – gardener and botanist
- Joseph Mallord William Turner (c. 1775–1851) – landscape painter
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