Guess Who - Famous Shropshire Faces
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Other Illustrious Salopians
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 - 1881
The great Victorian Prime minister, was M.P. for Shrewsbury from 1841 - 1847.
John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury
A soldier most widely remembered for his exploits in France at the time of Joan of Arc and Charles VII. He was killed at Castillon in Gascony and buried at Whitchurch.
John Weaver 1673 - 1760
John Weaver was a dance teacher and choreographer, born and educated in Shrewsbury. He is widely credited with introducing dancing to the London stage and is often regarded as the father of English pantomime. He was also an author of books about ballet.
Henry Hill Hickman 1800 - 1830
Hickman was the son of a Bromfield tennant farmer and he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in May 1820 and opened a practice in Ludlow. He moved to Shifnal where he worked out extensive experiements upon the efforts of nitrus oxide and carbon dioxide as an anaesthetic. His work was unrecognised until 20 years after his death when the use of anaesthetic gasses became popular.
Thomas Minton 1766 - 1836
Born in Shropshire, Minton was employed at the Caughley pottery works near Broseley in his youth, then he worked for Spode in London, before establishing his own famous pottery works at stoke-on-Trent in the 1790's.