The People of Cumbria

Cumbria's famous people are of a diverse nature. The county has a strong literary heritage: William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, Alfred Wainwright, and others. Well-known historic figures range from Adam Sedgwick, the father of modern geology, to Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII. Entertainers such as Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame have made their mark. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, founder of the National Trust, was a Cumbrian.

Alfred Wainwright Arthur Ransome
Beatrix Potter John Cunliffe
John Ruskin John Wilkinson
Reverend William Spooner Thomas Henry Ismay
Thomas Skelton William Henry Bragg
William Wordsworth