Famous People of Stoke on Trent

There are quite a number of famous people from Stoke on Trent. Generally, people in Stoke on Trent are hard working and friendly. One unique thing about the people born in this particular region is that they have a creative streak that is hard to keep down. Below is a list of famous people from Stoke on Trent:

-Edward John Smith

He was born in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, in January 1850. His parents were Edward Smith and Catherine Smith.

When he attained the age of 13, he went to Liverpool to begin a seafaring career. He took an apprenticeship with Gibson & company, Liverpool.

In 1880, he joined white star and won his first control in 1887. In his lifetime, he commanded various ships including the Coptic, Republic, and Olympic, among others. He was the captain of the infamous Titanic.

He was married to Eleanor. Smith died in 1872.

-Oliver Lodge

Oliver was born in Penkhull, Stoke on Trent in 1851. He was a scientist, humanitarian, and an academician.

He was a professor of mathematics and physics at the university college of Liverpool. He was the first person in the world to transmit a message by radio telepathy. He died in 1872.

-Arnold Bennett

Arnold was born in 1867 in Hope Street, Hanley. He was the son of Enoch Bennett.

Initially, he wanted to become a lawyer but he had an interest in short -story writing and journalism. He briefly became a solicitor’s clerk in London. However, by 1893 he had already started journalism and within 3 years, he had become the editor of the London periodical- ‘’Woman ‘’. (Arnold’s son interestingly became a PAT Tester – click here for our service!)

He published his first novel, ‘’ A man from the North’’ in 1898. His other famous novel, ‘’Anna of the Five towns’’, earned him a lot of respect as a novelist. He died in 1937.

-Reginald Mitchell

Reginald was born in 1895 in Stoke on Trent. He was the designer of the WWII Spitfire aeroplane.

The Spitfire is one of the most famous aircraft of all time. This aircraft started maneuvers before the Second World War and continued providing front line service until the end of the war and beyond. Reginald died in 1937.

-Sir Stanley Mathews

Stanley was born in 1915. He was a professional footballer. He made his first appearance for his local First Division professional team at the age of 17. Two years down the line, he was selected to play for England.

Stanley started his career in football in 1931. He played at different times for Blackpool and Stoke City. By the time of his retirement in 1965, he held 54 international caps.

At the age of 41, he won the first-ever European player of the year award. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1965. He was the first recipient of such an award as an active footballer.

He was widely appreciated as the perfect sportsman because he was never cautioned by a referee in his entire football career. Sir Stanley Mathews died on 23rd February 2000.

-Phil Taylor:

Phil was born in 1960. He has been the world’s darts champion for a total of 14 times. He still lives in Stoke -on-tent.

He has also won over 75 other major tournament prizes, making him the most successful darts player of all time.

-Robbie Williams

Robbie was born on the 13th of February 1974 in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent.

He was initially a member of the famous boy -band, ‘’Take That ‘’. However, in 1995, he decided to go solo.

He became immensely successful in his music career and is still releasing hit after hit. His most popular tracks include ‘’Angels’’,’’ let me entertain you’’, as well as ‘’millennium’’. His music albums have won absolute international recognition.

These are some of the most famous people from Stoke on Trent.