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Some Famous People with the surname of Browne

Wikipedia Charles Farrar Browne (April 26, 1834 ? March 6, 1867) was a United States humor writer, better known under his "nom de plume", Artemus Ward.
Wikipedia Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948 in Heidelberg, Germany) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Wikipedia Colonel Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne KCMG CB (3 July 1807 ? 17 April 1887) was a British colonial administrator, who was Governor of St Helena, Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Tasmania and Governor of Bermuda.
Wikipedia No?l Christopher Browne (20 December 1915 ? 21 May 1997) was an Irish politician and doctor.
Wikipedia General Sir Samuel James Browne VC GCB KCSI (3 October 1824 ? 14 March 1901) was a British Indian Army cavalry officer in India and the Afghanistan, best known today as the namesake of the Sam Browne belt.
Wikipedia Desmond "Des" Henry Browne (born 22 March 1952) is a British Labour politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun since 1997.
Wikipedia Sylvia Browne (born Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker October 19, 1936) is an American author on the subject of spirituality who performs as a psychic and spiritual medium.
Wikipedia Vincent Browne (born 17 July 1944) is an Irish print and broadcast journalist.
Wikipedia Maximilian Ulysses, Reichsgraf von Browne, Baron de Camus and Mountany (October 23, 1705 ? June 26, 1757) was an Austrian military leader during the middle of the 18th century, and a scion of the Irish "Wild Geese".
Wikipedia William Browne (1590 ? 1645) was an English poet, born at Tavistock, Devon and educated at Exeter College, Oxford; subsequently he entered the Inner Temple.
Wikipedia Dik Browne (August 11, 1917 ? June 4, 1989) was born Richard Arthur Allan Browne in New York City.
Wikipedia Edward Stevenson Browne VC CB (23 December 1852 ? 16 July 1907) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Vincent Browne (born 1947 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish sculptor who created a well-loved Dublin landmark: "Mr.
Wikipedia John Browne (born 1 August 1948) is an Irish Fianna F?il politician.
Wikipedia Edward Granville Browne (1862 ? 1926), born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and books of academic value, mainly in the areas of history and literature.
Wikipedia Tom Browne (born on 11 November 1945) is a British broadcaster and actor, born in Lymington, Hampshire, and educated at King's College School, Wimbledon.
Wikipedia William Phineas Browne (July 9, 1804 ? January 13, 1869), a lawyer by profession, was a leading pioneer in the coal mining business in Alabama, credited with operating that state?s first systematic underground coal mines prior to, and during, the American Civil War.
Wikipedia Patti Ann Browne (born September 10, 1969) is an [anchor] and reporter on the Fox News Channel.
Wikipedia Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1925 ? April 11, 2007) was an American actor and director, known for his rich voice and dignified bearing.
Wikipedia Olin Douglas Browne (born May 22 1959) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour.
Wikipedia ! style="background: #ADDFAD;" colspan="2" Personal information! style="background: #ADDFAD;" colspan="2" Grand Slam singles championships (3)Mary Kendall Browne (June 3, 1891 ? August 19, 1971) was the first American female professional tennis player, a World No.
Wikipedia John Thomas Browne (March 23, 1845 in Ballylanders, County Limerick, Ireland ? August 19, 1941 in Houston, Texas) was an Irish Catholic Mayor of Houston, Texas.
Wikipedia Robert Browne (1540?1630) was the founder of the Brownists, a common designation for early Separatists from the Church of England before 1620.
Wikipedia Aurora Browne is a Canadian actress and comedian originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, currently based out of Toronto.
Wikipedia James Browne (1793 ? April 1841), Scottish man of letters, was born at Whitefield, Perthshire.
Wikipedia Robert "Chance" Browne (born 17 June 1948) is an American musician, painter, and cartoonist.
Wikipedia Edward Harold Browne (1811 ? 18 December 1891) (usually known as Harold Browne) was a Bishop of the Church of England.
Wikipedia Peter Browne (?1665 - August 27, 1735), Irish divine and bishop of Cork and Ross, was born in County Dublin, not long after the Restoration.
Wikipedia Tony Browne (born 1 July, 1973) is an Irish sportsman.
Wikipedia Robert Browne (6 November 1844 ? 23 March 1935) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Cloyne in Ireland from 1894 to 1935.
Wikipedia William Montague Browne (July 7, 1827 ? April 28, 1883) was a prominent Confederate politician, as well as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia Sir Valentine Browne, of Crofts, Lincolnshire, (later of Ross Castle, Killarney) was an English politician.
Wikipedia Pierre Browne (born January 14, 1980) is a Canadian sprinter of Barbadian descent.
Wikipedia Eileen Browne is the author of the "Handa's" books.
Wikipedia "For the documentary filmmaker of the same name, see Christopher Browne".
Wikipedia Patrick Browne (1720?1790) was an Irish physician and botanist.
Wikipedia Thomas Alexander Browne (6 August 1826 ? 11 March 1915) was an Australian writer, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood and best known for his novel "Robbery Under Arms".
Wikipedia Francis Fisher Browne (December 1, 1843 ? 1913) was an American editor, poet, and critic.
Wikipedia Robert Charles Browne (born October 31, 1952) is an American murderer serving a double-life sentence at Colorado State Penitentiary in Colorado.
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Wikipedia Colm Browne was a Gaelic football player and manager with Laois.
Wikipedia Less Browne (born December 7, 1959 in East Liverpool, Ohio) was a Canadian Football League defensive back for the Hamilton Tigercats, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Ottawa Rough Riders and the BC Lions.
Wikipedia Francis Patrick Mary Browne MC & Bar SJ (3 January, 1880 ? 7 July, 1960) was a distinguished member of the Jesuit order in Ireland and an avid photographer.
Wikipedia Leslie Johnston Browne (pronounced "Brown"; 3 February 1950, Glasgow, Scotland) is a chemist and entrepreneur.
Wikipedia Seamus Brown is an Irish footballer currently without a senior club.
Wikipedia Michael Browne, OP (6 May 1887?31 March 1971) was an Irish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Wikipedia William Charles Denis Browne (3 November 1888 - 4 June 1915), primarily known as Billy to family and as Denis to his friends, was a British composer, pianist, organist and music critic of the early 20th century.
Wikipedia Robert James Browne (or Bobby Browne) (born 9 February, 1912 in Derry, Ireland and died 1994) was a former Irish footballer who played as a wing half.
Wikipedia "For the former BBC Radio 1 chart presenter, see Tom Browne (broadcaster and actor).
Wikipedia John Browne (born 1976) is a former Irish sportsperson.
Wikipedia Jesse Elin Browne (born August 15, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American voice actress.
Wikipedia Christene Browne (born 1965 in Saint Kitts) is the first black woman to write, produce and direct a feature film in Canada.
Wikipedia George Edward Browne (January 12, 1876 ? December 9, 1920) was a professional baseball player.
Wikipedia Owen Forrester Browne was a paddle steamer captain in British Columbia, and Alberta, Canada.
Wikipedia Alan Browne (born 1974 in Blackrock, County Cork) is an Irish sportsperson.
Wikipedia Thomas McLelland Browne (April 19, 1829 ? July 17, 1891) was a U.
Wikipedia Bobby Browne (born 9 June 1962 in Dublinreared in Dolphin's Barn]) is a former Irish footballer who played in the League of Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, mainly with Shelbourne.
Wikipedia Edward Everts Browne (February 16, 1868 ? November 23, 1945) was a U.
Wikipedia Charles Browne (September 28, 1875, Philadelphia ? August 17, 1947, Princeton, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented from 1923?1925.
Wikipedia Gary Browne (born January 17, 1983 in Dundonald, Northern Ireland) is a footballer, currently playing for Lisburn Distillery.
Wikipedia Thom Browne (born in 1965) is an American fashion designer.
Wikipedia Kathie Browne (September 19, 1930?April 8, 2003) was an American film and television actress.
Wikipedia James "Jim" Browne, also known as "Stretch" (born January 1, 1930 in Midlothian, Illinois) is a retired American basketball player.
Wikipedia George Browne, Count von Browne in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (15 June 1698 ? 18 February 1792) was an Irish soldier of fortune who became field-marshal in the Russian service.
Wikipedia Moses Browne (1704 ? September 1787) was a pen-cutter from Clerkenwell, London, England who became a poet and eventually rose amongst the ranks of the Church of England.
Wikipedia Richard Browne is a retired Irish sportsman.
Wikipedia Reno Browne, sometimes billed as Reno Blair (April 20, 1921 ? May 15, 1991) was an accomplished equestrian and B-movie actress during the late 1940s and into the 1950s, with most of her films being in 1949.
Wikipedia Sir Thomas Browne MP was a medieval Chancellor of the Exchequer of England.
Wikipedia Paul Browne (born 17 February 1975 in Glasgow) is a retired Scottish football defender.
Wikipedia William Frank Browne (died September 12, 1867) was an American military photographer noted for his prolific work during the Civil War.
Wikipedia Theophilus Browne (1763?1835) was a Unitarian clergyman who was born in 1763 in Derby, England.
Wikipedia Mother Mary Bonaventure Browne, Poor Clare and Irish historian, born after 1610, died after 1670.
Wikipedia Geoffrey Henry Browne, 3rd Baron Oranmore and Browne, 1st Baron Mereworth KP PC(Ire) (6 January 1861?30 June 1927), born Geoffrey Henry Browne-Guthrie, was an Irish politician.
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Wikipedia Peter Browne, (1594 ? 1633), often modernized as Peter Brown, was a Pilgrim Father, a "Mayflower" passenger on its 1620 voyage that initiated the settlement of New England, and a signer of the Mayflower Compact, the first document of democratic and republican governance in the future United States of America.
Wikipedia Patrick (Fad) Browne (12 September 1906 ? 19 February 1991, born in Kilmeaden, County Waterford) was an Irish Fianna F?il politician and publican.
Wikipedia Patrick Browne (1888 ? 24 July 1970) was an Irish Fine Gael politician and farmer.
Wikipedia John Ferguson Browne (born November 11, 1920) is a former Canadian politician, manager and traffic manager.
Wikipedia Michael Browne (born 12 January 1930) is a former Irish politician.
Wikipedia William Frazer Browne was an Irish politician.
Wikipedia Brady Browne (born April 24, 1983, in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
Wikipedia Kathleen Anne Browne (1 October 1878 ? date of death unknown) was an Irish politician, farmer, writer, historian and archaeologist.
Wikipedia Daniel J.
Wikipedia Robert Gregory Browne is an American novelist and former screenwriter.
Wikipedia Laynie Browne (born Los Angeles) is an American poet.
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