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Within the Forest’s collection of the family trees

of English/British individuals with an Oporto connection dating back to the 12th century, are

the names and details of many historic individuals, politicians, statesmen, intellectuals, artists, poets, authors and important public figures. See the list below of such individuals, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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People of interest

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  • HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

  • HRH Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

  • HRH Princess Anne, Princess Royal

  • HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

  • HRH Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, Prince    of Wales

  • Sir Kingsley Amis CBE, novelist, poet, critic, and teacher

  • Herbert Asquith, 1st Lord of Oxford and Asquith, prime minister

  • Jane Austen, author

  • Sir Francis Bacon, artist  

  • Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, prime minister

  • Hilaire Belloc, author

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

  • James Boswell, biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson (below), and diarist

  • Hector Bolitho, author

  • Edmund Burke, author, orator, political theorist, philosopher and MP

  • Robert Burns, poet

  • Lord Byron, poet

  • GK Chesterton, writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist and art critic

  • Sir Winston Churchill, politician, prime minister and statesman

  • Alan Clark, politician and writer

  • Jim Clark, Formula 1 racing driver

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet and literary critic

  • Thomas Cranmer, Leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Arthur Conan Doyle, physician and author

  • Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

  • Charles Dickens, author

  • Charles Darwin, naturalist

  • Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, prime minister

  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll, writer, mathematician and logician

  • Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral, privateer and slave trader

  • John Dryden, poet, literary critic, playwright and Poet Laureate

  • Mary Ann Evans aka George Elliot, novelist

  • Hervey de Glanville, would-be crusader

  • Thomas Guy, member of Parliament and founder of Guy’s Hospital

  • George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, prime minister

  • Gilbert of Hastings, first Bishop of Lisbon

  • Sir John "Jack" Hawkins, admiral, privateer and slave trader

  • Mike Hawthorn, Formula 1 racing driver

  • Sir Mick Jagger, musician, singer, song writer and rock star 

  • Graham Hill, Formula 1 racing driver

  • Sir John Houblon, first Governor of the Bank of England 1694-1697

  • Dr Samuel Johnson, man of letters, writer and lexicographer

  • Rudyard Kipling, author

  • John Locke, philosopher

  • Sir John Major, prime minister

  • Somerset Maugham, playwright, novelist and short story writer

  • Sir Stirling Moss, Formula 1 racing driver

  • Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, admiral

  • George Alan O'Dowd aka Boy George, singer-songwriter, DJ, and fashion designer

  • Emmeline Pankhurst, political activist and leader of British suffragette movement

  • Spencer Perceval, prime minister, only British prime minister to be   assassinated

  • William Pitt (the Elder), 1st Earl of Chatham, prime minister

  • William Pitt (the Younger), prime minister

  • Saint Oliver Plunkett, Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh, and martyr

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds, portrait painter

  • Keith Richards, musician, singer, song writer and rock star

  • Sir Bobby Robson CBE, football club manager

  • J K Rowling OBE, author

  • Willie Rushton, cartoonist, satirist, comedian and actor

  • John Ruskin, art critic and patron, social thinker and philanthropist

  • Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, philosopher, mathematician, logician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist

  • John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, prime minister

  • Graham Rust, painter and muralist

  • Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, writer and art critic

  • Robert Southey, poet

  • Robert Louis Stevenson, author

  • John Surtees, Formula 1 racing driver

  • Jonathan Swift, satirist, essayist and political pamphleteer

  • Baroness Margaret Thatcher, prime minister

  • Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, prime minister

  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet and Poet Laureate

  • Anthony Trollope, author

  • Jasper Pembroke Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford, uncle of King Henry VII

  • Mary Rose Tudor, Princess

  • Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, prime minister

        Beatrice Webb, co-founder of the London School of Economics

  • Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the pottery and bone china company

        Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

        Virginia Woolf, writer

  • William Wordsworth, poet and Poet Laureate

  • William Yeats, poet.

Connected to Oporto

The Forest reveals the connection the following public

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