County Durham ranks 3,567th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Cúcuta, Fort Hood, and McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Memorable people born in County Durham include Thomas Wright, Brian Lumley, and Alan Clark. Memorable people who died in County Durham include Bobby Robson, Thomas Wright, and David Bellamy. County Durham has been the birth place of many mathematicians and writers and the death place of many soccer players and mathematicians. County Durham is located in United Kingdom.
County Durham, officially simply Durham, is a ceremonial county in North East England. The ceremonial county spawned from the historic County Palatine of Durham in 1853. In 1996, the county gained part of the abolished ceremonial county of Cleveland. The county town is the city of Durham. The county borders Cumbria to the west, North Yorkshire to the south, and Tyne and Wear & Northumberland to the north. Boundaries initially aligned to the historic county, stretching between the rivers Tyne and Tees. The County Borough of Teesside formed in 1968, the ceremonial boundaries adjusted while the historic boundaries remained. The Local Government Act 1972 in 1974 further separated the boundaries. The largest settlement is Darlington (92,363) followed by Hartlepool (88,855) and Stockton-on-Tees (82,729). Read more on Wikipedia
Between 1711 and 1952, County Durham was the birth place of 4 globally memorable people, including Thomas Wright, Brian Lumley, and Alan Clark. Additionaly, 3 globally memorable people have passed away in County Durham including Bobby Robson, Thomas Wright, and David Bellamy.
Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 2 globally memorable people born in County Durham since 1700.