Robert Adam

Robert Adam

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. Died 13 Albemarle Street and is buried in Westminster Abbey. Robert is the most celebrated of the four Adam brothers, who together designed classical build...

Person, Architecture, Seriously Famous, Scotland

4 memorials
Prince Albert

Prince Albert

Born Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Germany, as Albert Francis Augustus Charles Emanuel. Married his first cousin, Victoria, in 1840. President of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition. Generally in...

Person, Royalty, Seriously Famous, Germany

20 memorials
Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

Ballet dancer and choreographer. Born Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He studied under Léonide Massine and Marie Rambert, and was chief choreographer to Ninette de Valoi...

Person, Dance, Seriously Famous, Ecuador

1 memorial
H.H. Asquith

H.H. Asquith

Born in Morley, Yorkshire. Prime Minister 1908 to 1916. 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith. Died Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. The Suffragettes' enemy. Film director Anthony Asquith was his son and La...

Person, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous

3 memorials
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Dancer, singer, actor. Born and died America. Brother and sister, Frederick and Adele Austerlitz, started as children as vaudeville performers. Between 1917 and 1932 they appeared in musical shows ...

Person, Cinema, Dance, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, USA

1 memorial
Lord Richard Attenborough, CBE

Lord Richard Attenborough, CBE

Actor, director, producer. Born Cambridge. Older brother of TV wildlife presenter Sir David. Died, aged 90 years, on 24 August 2014.

Person, Benefactor, Cinema, Seriously Famous, Theatre

1 memorial
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen, novelist of 6 major novels including Pride and Prejudice. Born: Steventon, Hampshire. Died: Winchester, Hampshire. For all Austen-related London locations see Londonist. A statue was u...

Person, Literature, Seriously Famous

3 memorials
Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Mathematician and pioneer of the modern computer. Probably born in Crosby Row on what is now Walworth Road. He was critical, to the point of rudeness, of the Royal Society, its officers and other s...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

2 memorials
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

German composer and musician of the Baroque period. Born into a musical family.

Person, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Germany

1 memorial
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