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Top people from Cornwall: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 King Arthur (see also Tintagel, Camelford) 12990
2 William Golding 2400
3 Sir Humphry Davy, scientist, inventor and President of the Royal Society 1517
4 Daphne du Maurier 1381
5 Tristan, hero of the Tristan and Iseult legend, nephew of Mark of Cornwall 1234
6 John Nettles, actor 1117
7 Mick Fleetwood, drummer 960
8 Richard Trevithick, inventor, engineer and builder of the first steam locomotive 649
9 Rory McGrath, comedian [link] 368
10 Antony Hewish, astronomer 311
11 Mark of Cornwall, ruler of Cornwall in the legend of Tristan and Iseult (see also Tristan) 229
12 Nigel Martyn, former England footballer 214
13 Marcus Trescothick England cricketer of Cornish lineage. [link] 210
14 John Couch Adams, co-discoverer of the planet Neptune 195
15 Emily Hobhouse, humanitarian during the Boer War 165
16 William Murdoch, engineer, inventor and sometime Cornish resident 156
17 Gorlois, a mythical Duke of Cornwall 144
18 John Arnold, watchmaker and pioneer of the marine chronometer 121
19 Jonah Barrington, squash player 119
20 Saint Piran, a patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners 113
21 Winston Graham, Poldark series 95
22 William Gregor, discoverer of titanium and clergyman 85
23 Samuel Foote, dramatist 74
24 Richard Lander, explorer of Africa 73
25 Jonathan Trelawny, Anglican bishop and antagonist of James II 70
26 Saint Petroc, a patron saint of Cornwall 69
27 Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, inventor of limelight 66
28 Dolly Pentreath, claimed to be the last native speaker of the Cornish language. 62
29 Samuel Wallis, explorer of the Pacific 58
30 Michael An Gof (Michael Joseph), leader of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 57
31 Davies Gilbert, applied mathematician and technocrat, President of the Royal Society 54
32 William Cookworthy, discoverer of china clay (kaolinite) in Cornwall 52
33 Donald Healey, automotive engineer [link] 50
34 Corineus, the legendary founder of Cornwall in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae 48
35 Richard Gendall 45
36 Richard Lower, blood transfusion pioneer 44
37 Richard Carew, translator and antiquary 39
38 Henry Jenner 39
39 Thomas Flamank, leader of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497 38
40 Robert Morton Nance 36
41 Andrew Vivian, Trevithick's cousin and collaborator, and captain of Dolcoath Mine 34
42 John Mayow, physiologist 33
43 Fox family of Falmouth, entrepreneurs and philanthropists 30
44 Silas Hocking, author and preacher 29
45 Thomas Brown Jordan, engineer 29
46 Joseph Wellington Hunkin, bishop of Truro 28
47 Richard Tangye, engineer 28
48 Nick Darke, playwright 26
49 Jack Trelawny 26
50 Tim Heald 23
51 John Passmore Edwards, Chartist and philanthropist 20
52 William Oliver, FRS, inventor of the Bath Oliver and a founder of the Royal Mineral Water Hospital at Bath 20
53 Williams family of Caerhays and Burncoose, landowners and entrepreneurs 20
54 Henry Trengrouse, inventor of a rocket-powered maritime rescue system 19
55 John Ralfs, botanist 18
56 David Treffry, colonial administrator and international financier. 16
57 Joseph Carne, geologist, industrialist and Fellow of the Royal Society 16
58 Ken George 16
59 John Hellins, FRS, mathematician, curate of Constantine. 15
60 William Wagstaff, ornithologist and naturalist 15
61 Humphrey Arundell, leader of the Cornish Rebellion of 1549 15
62 William Robert Hicks, asylum superintendent </ref> 14
63 Giant Tregeagle 14
64 Richard Edmonds, geologist and antiquary 14
65 William Scawen, soldier and linguist 13
66 Raleigh Trevelyan author and publisher 13
67 Edward Hearle Rodd, ornithologist 13
68 Robert Were Fox, FRS, geologist 13
69 William Bickford, inventor of the safety fuse 12
70 Elizabeth Carne, geologist 11
71 William Pengelly, geologist and archeologist 11
72 Cassandra Latham, contemporary witch and "village wisewoman" of St. Buryan, Cornwall 10
73 Michael Loam, inventor of the man engine 10
74 John Arthur Phillips, FRS, geologist, metallurgist, mining engineer 9
75 Edwin Dunkin, FRS, President of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Institution of Cornwall 9
76 Joseph Henry Collins, mining engineer, mineralogist and geologist 9
77 Jonathan Couch, naturalist and physician 8
78 Richard Quiller Couch, naturalist 8
79 John Hawkins, geologist, traveller and FRS 8
80 Jessica Mann, crime writer 7
81 John Boson, Nicholas Boson, and Thomas Boson, eighteenth-century writers in the Cornish language 7
82 Enys family of Enys in Cornwall, includes many landowners, MPs and public officials 7
83 Matthew Paul Moyle, meteorologist and mining writer 7
84 Charles Lee, (1870–1956) 5
85 William Clift, naturalist and Fellow of the Royal Society 5
86 Thomas Bond, topographer from Looe 5
87 Saint Corentin, missionary to Brittany < 5
88 Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (aka 'Q'), author and literary critic < 5
89 Kristin Scott-Thomas, actress [link] < 5
90 Constantine of Cornwall, Cornish ruler and saint < 5
91 Petroc Trelawny, journalist and BBC Radio 3 presenter < 5
92 George Birch Jerrard, mathematician [link] < 5
93 John le Carré < 5

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