Some famous people from Somerset (or who have lived in Somerset, or who have Somerset connections)

Acker Bilk (musician)
Andrew Crosse (experimented with electricity at Fyne Court, Broomfield)
Andy Elson (Balloonist - holder of world record)
Arthur C Clarke (author) lived in Taunton
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (explorer)
Charles Dance (actor)
Col John Rouse Merriott Chard VC (Colonel at Rourkes Drift fort - Zulu Wars)
David Shepherd (artist)
Don MuCullin (photographer)
Dr Robert Dunning (author, historian)
Duke of Wellington
Elizabeth Goodge (author)
Evelyn Waugh (author) lived in Somerset
Fay Weldon (author)
Frankie Howerd (actor)
George Williams (founder of YMCA)
Georgie Fame (musician)
Henry Fielding (author)
Ian Botham (former Somerset / England cricketer)
Gertrude Jekyll & Sir Edwin Lutyens (garden designers)
Jenson Button (racing driver)
John Leach (potter)
John Pym (politician)
John Steinbeck (author)
Julia Somerville (newsreader)
John Stringfellow (aviation inventor)
King Alfred
King Arthur
Lord Rees Mogg (journalist)
Lord Trenchard (Founder of RAF - 1st World War, born in Taunton)
Margaret Bondfield (1st woman cabinet minister early 20th century)
Margaret Drabble (author)
Margery Fish (gardener)
Martin Pipe (racehorse trainer)
Mary Rand (Olympic athelete, lived in Wells)
Michael Eavis (farmer & organiser of Pilton pop festival) lives near Glastonbury
Michael Holroyd (author)
Patrick Reyntiens (stained glass maker)
Penelope Hobhouse (gardener)
Penelope Lively (author)
Peter Gabriel (musician)
Rachael Reckitt (artist, engraver)
Robert Blake (admiral)
Robert Robinson (TV personality)
Robin Bush (author, historian / TV's Time Team)
Robin Bacon (scientist & philosopher)
St. Dunstan (cleric)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) lived at Nether Stowey from 1797 to 1799
Simon King (wildlife photographer)
Sir Cameron Macintosh (impresario)
Sir Henry Irving (actor/manager)
Sir John Harvey-Jones (business consultant)
Sir Ranulph Fiennes (explorer)
Terry Pratchett (author)
Thomas Young (scientist & linguist)
TS Eliot (poet & playwright - ashes are in East Coker)
Viv Richards (former Somerset cricketer)
Walter Bagehot (economist)
William Waldegrave (politician)
William Wordsworth (poet) lived in Somerset for a year