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Can you name the Top 100 Brits (according to '100 Greatest Britons' 2002 BBC Special)

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1) 1874 – 1965: Politician, PM, author, artist
2) 1806 – 1859: English mechanical and civil engineer
3) 1961 – 1997; Member of the British Royal family, philanthropist
4) 1809 – 1882; English naturalist and geologist
5) 1564 – 1616; English poet, playwright, and actor
6) 1642 – 1727; English Physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher and biblical scholar
7) 1533 – 1603; Queen of England and Ireland
8) 1940 – 1980; English Composer, musician, philanthropist, peace activist, artist, and writer
9) 1758 – 1805; British flag officer
10) 1599 – 1658; English military and political leader, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
11) 1874 – 1922; Anglo-Irish Polar explorer
12) 1728 – 1779; British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy
13) 1857 – 1941; Lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement
14) 849 – 899; King of Wessex
15) 1769 – 1852; Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman
16) 1925 – 2013; Research chemist, barrister, politician, PM
17) 1942 – present; English actor and singer
18) 1819 – 1901; Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India
19) 1942 – present; English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer
20) 1881 – 1955; Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist
21) 1912 – 1954; British computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner
22) 1791 – 1867; English scientist
23) c. 1349 or 1359 – c. 1415; Welsh ruler, Prince of Wales
24) 1926 – present; Queen of England
25) 1942 – present; British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author
26) c. 1494–1536; English scholar, theologian, translator
27) 1857 or 1858 – 1928; British political activist and suffragette
28) 1759 – 1833; English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade
29) 1947 – present; English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, actor and painter
30) 1570 – 1606; Soldier, provincial English Catholic
31) 1917 – 1992; British RAF pilot, philanthropist
32) 1926 – 1984; English comedian
33) 1975 – present; English former professional footballer
34) 1737 – 1809; English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary
35) d. 60 or 61; Celtic queen of the British Iceni tribe
36) 1962 – present; Retired British gold-medalist rower
37) 1478 – 1535; English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, noted Renaissance humanist and Lord Chancellor
38) 1757 – 1827; English poet, painter, and printmaker.
39) 1693 – 1776; English carpenter and clockmaker
40) 1491 – 1547; King of England, Ireland, and France
41) 1812 – 1870; English writer and social critic
42) 1907 – 1996; RAF engineer air officer
43) 1939 – 2004; English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist
44) 1888 – 1946; Scottish scientist, inventor
45) 1897 – 1960; Miner, Trade Union activist, Welsh Labour Party politician, Minister for Health
46) 1961 – present; Singer, songwriter, author, clothing designer, photographer
47) 1910 – 1982; RAF fighter ace, executive
48) d. 1305; Scottish landowner, Guardian of Scotland
49) c. 1540 – 1596; English sea captain, vice admiral, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician
50) 1703 – 1791; Anglican divine and theologian
51) late 5th and early 6th centuries; King
52) 1820 – 1910; English social reformer, statistician, nurse
53) 1888 – 1935; Archaeologist and British Army officer
54) 1868 – 1912; British Royal Navy officer and explorer
55) 1912 – 1998; English politician, Minister of Health, classical scholar, linguist, and poet
56) 1940 – present; British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist
57) 1847 – 1922; Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer
58) 1946 – 1991; British singer, songwriter and producer
59) 1935 – present; English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer
60) 1857 – 1934; English composer
61) 1900 – 2002; Queen consort of the United Kingdom, Queen Mother
62) 1943 – 2001; English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer
63) 1926 – present; English broadcaster and naturalist
64) 1868 – 1916; Irish republican and socialist leader
65) 1781 – 1848; English civil engineer and mechanical engineer
66) 1889 – 1977; English comic actor and filmmaker
67) 1953 – present; British Labour Party statesman, PM, businessman, philanthropist
68) 1415 – c. 1492; English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer
69) 1941 – 1993; English professional footballer
70) 1775 – 1817; English novelist
71) 1829 – 1912; British Methodist preacher, founder Salvation Army
72) 1387 – 1422; King of England
73) 1875 – 1947; English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer
74) 1274 – 1329; King of the Scots
75) 1951 – present; Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist
76) d. First World War; Soldier
77) 1974 – present; English singer, songwriter and occasional actor
78) 1749 – 1823; English physician and scientist
79) 1863 – 1945; British Liberal politician and statesman, PM
80) 1791 – 1871; Mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer
81) c. 1343 – 1400; Poet, author, bureaucrat, courtier, diplomat, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer
82) 1452 – 1485; King of England
83) 1965 – present; British novelist
84) 1736 – 1819; Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer
85) 1950 – present; English businessman and investor
86) 1960 – present; Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist
87) 1956 – present; English singer, songwriter, and musician
88) 1887 – 1976; British Army officer
89) 1921 – 1967; British speed record breaker
90) 1133 – 1189; King of England
91) 1831 – 1879; Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics
92) 1892 – 1973; English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor
93) c. 1554 – 1618; English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer
94) 1239 – 1307; King of England
95) 1887 – 1979; English scientist, engineer and inventor
96) 1925 – 1984; Welsh stage and cinema actor
97) 1925 – 2014; British politician, Minister
98) 1813 – 1873; Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary
99) 1955 – present; English computer scientist
100) 1880 – 1958; British author, palaeobotanist, academic, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights

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