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Cambridge, England

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/

Population:
108,863 (2001 census)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Anglia Ruskin University
1858
Cambridge University
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Douglas Adams
Author
11-Mar-1952 11-May-2001 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Richard Attenborough
Film Director
29-Aug-1923   Gandhi
Matthew Bellamy
Musician
9-Jun-1978   Muse frontman
Nigel Davenport
Actor
23-May-1928   Chariots of Fire
Peter Fowler
Physicist
27-Feb-1923 8-Nov-1996 Cosmic radiation
David Gilmour
Guitarist
6-Mar-1946   Guitarist for Pink Floyd
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Lord British
Computer Programmer
4-Jul-1961   Ultima series creator
Olivia Newton-John
Singer
26-Sep-1948   Grease
Ronald Searle
Cartoonist
3-Mar-1920 30-Dec-2011 St. Trinian's
John E. Sulston
Scientist
27-Mar-1942   Genetic regulation of organ development
Simon Wells
Film Director
1961   The Time Machine
Andrew Wiles
Mathematician
11-Apr-1953   Proved Fermat's Last Theorem

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
E. J. H. Corner
Botanist
12-Jan-1906 14-Sep-1996 Durian theory
Henry Dale
Scientist
9-Jun-1875 23-Jul-1968 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Robert G. Edwards
Scientist
27-Sep-1925 10-Apr-2013 In vitro fertilization
Sir James Frazer
Anthropologist
1-Jan-1854 7-May-1941 The Golden Bough
G. H. Hardy
Mathematician
7-Feb-1877 1-Dec-1947 A Mathematician's Apology
Archibald V. Hill
Scientist
26-Sep-1886 3-Jun-1977 Studied muscles and nerves
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Frederick Hopkins
Scientist
20-Jun-1861 16-May-1947 Discovered vitamins
A. E. Housman
Poet
26-Mar-1859 30-Apr-1936 A Shropshire Lad
Frank Kermode
Critic
29-Nov-1919 17-Aug-2010 The Sense of an Ending
Alfred Marshall
Economist
26-Jul-1842 13-Jul-1924 Principles of Economics
James Clerk Maxwell
Physicist
13-Jun-1831 5-Nov-1879 Maxwell's equations
Lise Meitner
Physicist
7-Nov-1878 27-Oct-1968 Discovered nuclear fission
César Milstein
Scientist
8-Oct-1927 24-Mar-2002 Hybridoma technique (monoclonal antibodies)
Joseph Needham
Historian
9-Dec-1900 24-Mar-1995 Science and Civilization in China
Ernest Rutherford
Physicist
30-Aug-1871 19-Oct-1937 Father of nuclear physics
John Venn
Mathematician
4-Aug-1834 4-Apr-1923 Venn diagrams
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosopher
26-Apr-1889 29-Apr-1951 Destroyed metaphysics



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