Welcome to Who's Who 2020

  • Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life
  • Includes Who Was Who – Over 94,000 entries, for deceased people
  • Born on this day now available as an email to your inbox or by RSS feed

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The 172nd edition of Who’s Who was published in December 2019, and includes almost 700 entries on noteworthy and influential people included for the first time for 2020, bringing the full set to over 34,000. Discover who they are here.

 

Dame Hilary Mantel

After studying law at university, Dame Hilary Mantel published her first novel in 1985. Appointed DBE in 2014, she was both the first woman and the first British author to win the Man Booker Prize twice, for historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. These were adapted into a Golden Globe-winning series by the BBC. The third and final instalment of the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, publishes in March 2020. Discover more here.

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DECEMBER 3, 2019

Who’s Who in 2020?

Who's Who 2020 is the 172nd edition of one of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference books, brought up to date for the year ahead with nearly 700 new names. It contains over 34,000 autobiographical entries, carefully updated for maximum accuracy from information personally supplied by the biographee.

Keep reading to find out more information on this year's edition >

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

The Great British Bake Off

September is well underway and so is the tenth series of the Great British Bake Off. Read about our biographees who enjoy whipping up cakes, bread and puddings.

AUGUST 5, 2019

An appreciation of Great British Beer

Will you be at the Great British Beer Festival? Who’s Who entrants show their appreciation of real ale and pubs.