FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN LEICESTERSHIRE

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BRADGATE PARK Lady Jane Grey 1537-1554 Queen of England for 9 days in 1553

COALVILLE Kathleen Fidler 1899-1980 Writer

HINCKLEY

Davy Graham 1940-2008 Guitarist

LEICESTER

Julian Barnes 1946- Writer

Henry Bates 1825-1892 Naturalist

Christopher Bruce 1945- Choreographer

Graham Chapman 1941-1989 One of the Monty Python team

Anne Fine 1947- Writer

Ernest Gimson 1864-1919 Architect

John Merrick 1862-1890 'The Elephant Man'

Parminter Nagra 1975- Actor

Joe Orton 1933-1967 Playwright

C P Snow 1905-1980 Writer

Sue Townsend 1946- Writer

Gok Wan 1974- Fashion stylist

Colin Wilson 1931- Writer

LOUGHBOROUGH

John Cleveland 1613-1658 Poet

David Neilson 1949- Actor

LUTTERWORTH David Brightwell 1971- Footballer

MARKET BOSWORTH Thomas Simpson 1710-1761 Mathematician

MARKET HARBOROUGH Jeremy Bulloch 1945- Actor

OAKHAM Titus Oates 1649-1705 Liar who invented the 'Popish plot'

THURCASTON Hugh Latimer 1485-1555 Protestant martyr

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