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Christian1600-1661Electoral ReformerGovernor of the Isle of Man, he was imprisoned in Peel Castle for trying to make the House of Keys a popularly elected body.His liberty for his people2000Biography
Christian1608-1663Manx PatriotThe Island's Receiver General. Surrendered the Island to Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War and was later accused of treason and executed by the 8th Earl of Derby.Who would put trust in honour or power?2000Biography
Crovand. 1095First King of Mann and the IslesDefeated the Manx at the battle of Skyhill and became the King of Mann and Isles. Also commonly known as King Orry.Founded the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles2000Biography
Wilson1663-1755Church and Educational Reformer and HistorianImproved the academic and spiritual standards of the Island's people. He created libraries and restored most of the Island's churches.Beloved by the people2000Biography
Barrow1613-1680Church and Educational ReformerAppointed both Bishop and Governor of the Isle of Man, he did much to improve the standard of clergy and schools on the Island.A father to his people2005Biography
Brennan1792-1859Nursed Cholera VictimsDouglas washerwoman who nursed those dying of cholera and became the first matron at the new Douglas Dispensary and Hospital.Ostracised for nursing cholera victims2005Biography
Brown1830-1897Manx National PoetThe Island's National Poet. He preserved the character of the Manx people in his unique narrative poems in Manx dialect. A prolific poet and letter writer.The next is where God keeps for me / A little island in the sea2005Biography
Cain1909-1974Gallant and Distinguished SoldierThe only Manxman to be awarded the Victoria Cross, receiving it for gallantry at the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War.Coolness and courage under fire2005Biography
Caine1853-1931Author and Constitutional ReformerBestselling author and playwright, member of the House of Keys, and campaigner for constitutional reform.A man of Manxland2005Biography
Cowley1886-1958Constitutional Reformer and CulturalistHigh Bailiff and Deemster. He was instrumental in the formation of the Manx National Trust.This land is his memorial2005Biography
Curwen1756-1828Agricultural ReformerServed both as a Member of the House of Keys and as a Member of Parliament. A leading agricultural reformer.Social Reformer2005Biography
Douglas1898-1987Poet, Folklorist and CollectorWriter and poet and collector of Manx songs, dances and folklore. Founder of the inter-Celtic festival Yn Chruinnaght.A poetess and dreamer2005Biography
Gell1823-1905Constitutional ReformerAttorney General and First Deemster. Active campaigner for the developing rights and privileges of the Island.A deep loyalty to his people2005Biography
Hillary1771-1847Founder of RNLIHeroic rescuer of shipwrecked mariners, he set up the scheme to build the Tower of Refuge and founded the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.Courage in the face of adversity2005Biography
Kerruish1917-2003Reforming ParliamentarianDistinguished politician and campaigner for greater Manx self-determination. He was the longest serving Presiding Officer in the Commonwealth and the first President of Tynwald.A constant champion of democracy2005Biography
Moore1853-1909Constitutional Reformer and HistorianSpeaker of the House of Keys and historian, author, collector, and chronicler of Manx life and history.A champion of the rights of the House2005Biography
Noble1816-1903Public BenefactorBusinessman, entrepreneur, and benefactor. Endowed Noble's Hospital, Ramsey Cottage Hospital, St Ninian's Church, the Villa Marina and numerous trusts and charities.The Island's greatest benefactor2005Biography
Qualtrough1885-1960Constitutional ReformerSpeaker of the House of Keys and champion of the Island's campaigns for further constitutional reform.Increased independence for Man2005Biography
Quilliam1771-1829Distinguished Naval OfficerNaval commander and MHK. Fought at the battle of Trafalgar as first lieutenant of Nelson's flagship Victory and had a distinguished naval career.He was highly esteemed and much respected by all2005Biography
Shimmin1879-1942First Female MHKFirst female member of the House of Keys and campaigner for financial aid for the Manx fishermen.A most intelligent and capable lady2005Biography
Kelly1926-2005Musician and TeacherAccomplished pianist and highly regarded teacher. Ran a children's choir, served on the Committee  of the Manx Music Festival, and was the official accompanist for over 25 years.She imparted her great love of music to many2008Biography
Fargher1803-1863Democratic ReformerJournalist and founder of the Mona's Herald. Relentless campaigner for democratic elections.Political pioneer and patriot2016Biography
Brown1815-1881Democratic ReformerJournalist and founder of the Isle of Man Times. Challenged the unrepresentative nature of the House of Keys.He polished up the rusty Keys and bore the prize away...2016Biography
Norris1875-1948Reforming ParliamentationJournalist and politician. Vocal proponent for institutional reform and founder of the Manx Reform League.The fearless leader of Manx democracy2016Biography
Kennish1799-1862Inventor, Explorer, PolymathA prolific and pioneering inventor who discovered a route to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in Panama. Author of evocative Manx poetry.Manninagh Dooie, True Manxman2017Biography
Knox1864-1933Artist, Designer and TeacherManx artist, designer and teacher who left behind a remarkable legacy that continues to inspire designers and collectors to this day.A humble servant of God in the ministry of the beautiful2019Biography
Duff1919-2020WWII VeteranWWII veteran who dedicated his whole life to public service and was committed to educating and promoting understanding of the reasons behind, and the realities of, world war. An example to us all.Tireless public service in conflict and peacetime2021Biography