|an industrial town in N England, in Leeds unitary authority, West Yorkshire. Pop: 54 051 (2001)|
|1.||Edward Williams. 1838--1923, US chemist who collaborated with A. A. Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment|
|2.||John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn. 1838--1923, British Liberal statesman and writer; secretary of state for India (1905--10)|
|3.||Robert. 1908--92, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Oscar Wilde (1960), and The Blue Bird (1976)|
|4.||Thomas. ?1557--?1603, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals and his textbook on music, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)|
composer, organist, and theorist, and the first of the great English madrigalists.
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