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List of British people with German ancestry

This is a list of notable British people with German ancestry.

Academia

  • Edgar Feuchtwanger, historian and author
  • Timothy Reuter, historian of medieval Europe whose father was born in Germany.[1]
  • John Stein, professor of physiology and fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Brother of the chef Rick Stein.
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, writer, poet, philologist, linguist and Professor of Anglo-Saxon. His family had German roots but had been living in England since the 18th century. The name 'Tolkien' derives from the German 'tollkühn', meaning 'foolhardy'.

Aristocracy and royalty

Art

Commerce

Entertainment

Food

  • Rick Stein, chef, restaurateur and television presenter whose father, Eric Stein, was of German descent (an ancestor, Julius Otto Stein, emigrated from Germany during the 19th century).[9]

Literature

Music

  • Antony Beaumont, musicologist, writer, composer and conductor. Born in London of Anglo-German and Greek-Romanian heritage.
  • David Bedford, composer and musician. Brother of Steuart Bedford (below) and grandson of Liza Lehmann.
  • Steuart Bedford, conductor and pianist. Brother of the above David Bedford and grandson of Liza Lehmann.
  • Frederick Delius, composer born as Fritz Theodore Albert Delius in Bradford, Yorkshire to German parents.
  • Gustav Holst, composer of British, Swedish, Spanish, Latvian and German descent.
  • Bert Jansch, folk musician and descendant of a family originally from Hamburg, who had settled in Scotland during the Victorian era.

News and journalism

Politics and government

Science

Sport

See also

References

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  16. ^ Hurst, Geoff & Hart, Michael (2002), 1966 and All That, Headline, p. 24
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