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John Taylor

John Taylor British army officer and politician

British army officer and politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro British army officer and politician
A.K.A. John Bladen Taylor
Countries United Kingdom
Occupations Military officer Soldier Officer Politician
Type Military Politics
Gender male
Birth 2 July 1764
Death 2 August 1820
Star sign CancerCancer
The details

John Taylor, Johnny Taylor or similar may refer to:

Academic and literary figures

  • John Taylor (classical scholar) (1704–1766), English classical scholar
  • John Taylor (English publisher) (1781–1864), British publisher and Egypt scholar
  • John Taylor (Oxford), Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, 1486–87
  • John B. Taylor (born 1946), American economist, known as the creator of the 'Taylor Rule'
  • John Taylor (Pitt Principal), President of University of Pittsburgh
  • John Taylor, architect of the UK e-Science programme


  • John R. Taylor, American physics professor, author of An Introduction to Error Analysis
  • John Bryan Taylor (born 1928), British physicist known for the Taylor state and work in plasma physics
  • John G. Taylor (1931–2012), British physicist, neural-network researcher and author
  • John Clayton Taylor (born 1930), British mathematical physicist
  • John Taylor (oculist) (1703–1772),

The arts


  • John Taylor (fitness coach) (born 1980), star of the Emmy Award-nominated weight loss series Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back
  • John Taylor (actor) in The Ringer and the voice of Bunji on The Chica Show
  • John Taylor (voice actor) who voices Sal the space octopus in Astroblast!


  • John Taylor (painter) (died 1651), artist and friend of Shakespeare
  • John Taylor (1739–1838), English portrait artist


  • John Taylor (poet) (1578–1653), English pamphleteer, poet and waterman
  • John Russell Taylor (born 1935), English critic and author
  • John Martin Taylor, American food writer, known as Hoppin' John
  • John Ellor Taylor (1837–1895), popular science writer
  • John Edward Taylor (translator) (fl. 1847), English translator of folk tales


  • John Taylor (bass guitarist) (born 1960), British bassist for Duran Duran
  • John Taylor (composer), wrote music for Charlie Girl
  • John Taylor (Unitarian hymn writer) (1750–1826), poet and composer from Norwich, England
  • John Taylor (jazz) (1942–2015), English pianist
  • John Taylor (Scottish fiddler), Scottish fiddler from Buckie, appeared in So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • John Taylor (Geordie songwriter) (1840–1891), songwriter and poet
  • John C. J. Taylor (born 1951), Australian musician (bass), composer, former member of Little Heroes
  • John T. Taylor (saxophonist), saxophonist and co-writer of The Boy from New York City
  • Johnnie Taylor (1934–2000), American singer
  • Little Johnny Taylor (1943–2002), American singer
  • John Lloyd Taylor (born 1982), guitarist with Jonas Brothers
  • Jonny Taylor, contestant on Australian Idol
  • John Taylor (guitarist), lead guitarist for British alternative rock band Young Guns


  • John Taylor, 1st Baronet (1745–1786), Dilettante
  • John Taylor (documentary filmmaker) (1914–1992), British documentary filmmaker
  • John Bigelow Taylor (born 1950), New York photographer
  • John Edward Taylor (1791–1844), British journalist, or his son, owners of the Manchester Guardian
  • John Taylor (journalist) (1757–1832), English oculist, drama critic, editor and newspaper publisher
  • John Taylor (architect) (1833–1912), British architect

Business and tradesmen

  • John Taylor (manufacturer) (1704–1775), English manufacturer and banker of Birmingham
  • John Taylor (civil engineer) (1779–1863), English mining engineer and engineer of the Tavistock Canal
  • John Taylor (paper manufacturer) (1809–1871), Canadian pioneer in the pulp and paper industry
  • John Taylor (Taylor Ham) (1837–1909), American food inventor and entrepreneur
  • John Taylor (Velocette) (fl. 1900), , founder of Veloce Ltd. motorcycle firm
  • John Taylor (trader) (died 1898), Krio trader killed during Sierra Leone's Hut Tax War
  • John Taylor (inventor) (born 1933), horologist and inventor of controls for electric kettles

Government figures


  • John Taylor (public servant) (1930–2011), senior Australian public servant


  • John Taylor (Dumbarton) (1857–1936), Liberal MP for Dumbarton Burghs, 1918–22
  • John Taylor (Manitoba politician) (1834–1925), MLA in Manitoba
  • John Taylor (Nova Scotia politician) (1816–1881), Liberal MHA for Halifax County
  • John Russell Taylor (politician) (1917–2002), Canadian MP representing Vancouver-Burrard
  • John Robeson Taylor (1889–1976), politician in Saskatchewan
  • John Richard Parish Taylor (1892–1950), politician in Saskatchewan

New Zealand

  • John Parkin Taylor (1812–1875), MP for Dunedin Country, Superintendent of Southland Province

United Kingdom

  • John Taylor (fl.1385–1401), MP for Reigate
  • John Taylor (by 1493–1547 or later), MP for Hastings
  • John Taylor (by 1533–1568), MP for Lichfield
  • John Taylor (1655–1729), MP for Sandwich
  • John Aked Taylor, Baron Ingrow (1917–2002), British life peer, brewer and politician, former Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire
  • John Taylor, Baron Kilclooney (born 1937), Northern Ireland politician
  • John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Holbeach (born 1943), Conservative life peer and director of Taylor's Bulbs of Spalding
  • John Taylor, Baron Taylor of Warwick (born 1952), British Conservative politician
  • John Taylor (Scottish politician) (1902–1962), British politician, Labour MP for West Lothian, 1951–62
  • John Mark Taylor (born 1941), UK politician in Solihull
  • John Wilkinson Taylor (politician) (1855–1934), British politician, Labour MP for Chester-le-Street, 1906–19

United States

  • John Taylor (South Carolina governor) (1770–1832), American politician from South Carolina
  • John Taylor (14th Congress), American politician from South Carolina
  • John Taylor of Caroline (1753–1824), American politician & scholar from Virginia
  • John C. Taylor (1890–1983), U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • John J. Taylor (New York politician) (1808–1892), American politician
  • John J. Taylor (Pennsylvania politician) (born 1955), American politician
  • John L. Taylor (1805–1870), U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1847–55
  • John Louis Taylor (1769–1829), chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • John M. Taylor (Alabama judge), on List of Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court
  • John May Taylor (1838–1911), U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1883–87
  • John P. Taylor (died 1948), American District Attorney in New York, 1914–20
  • John Stansel Taylor (1871–1936), American citrus grower and politician from Florida
  • John W. Taylor (politician) (1784–1854), American politician from New York
  • John Wilkinson Taylor (educator) (1906–2001), American educator & international administrator
  • John Edwards Taylor (1834–1914), mayor of Morristown, New Jersey


  • John Taylor (Medal of Honor), American Civil War sailor and Medal of Honor recipient
  • John Taylor (VC) (1822–1857), English sailor
  • John R. M. Taylor, U.S. infantry captain who compiled what became known as the Philippine Insurgent Records
  • John Taylor (archivist) (1921–2008), American military archivist at the National Archives
  • John Thomas Taylor (1886-1965), American soldier, lawyer, and chief lobbyist for the American Legion from 1919 to 1950

Notorious figures

  • John Taylor (pirate) (fl. 18th century), pirate
  • John Albert Taylor (1959–1996), American rapist and murderer, executed by firing squad
  • John B. Taylor, American multiple murderer, convicted for the Wendy's massacre
  • John Ross Taylor (1913–1994), Canadian neo-Nazi leader
  • John Taylor (criminal) (born 1956), British convicted murderer and rapist
  • Johnny Taylor, Jr. (1953–1984), convicted murderer executed in 1984
  • John Taylor, male alias of British woman Mary Anne Talbot (1778–1808), who was a sailor and soldier

Religious figures

  • John Taylor (Master of the Rolls) (c. 1480–1534), British religious leader & jurist
  • John Taylor (bishop of Lincoln) (c. 1503–1554), British religious leader, Bishop of Lincoln
  • John Taylor (dissenting preacher) (1694–1761), English Presbyterian theologian
  • John Taylor (Unitarian hymn writer) (1750–1826), businessman and hymn composer (grandson of above)
  • John Taylor (Baptist preacher) (1752–1833), Baptist preacher in Kentucky
  • John Taylor (Mormon) (1808–1887), third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880–87
  • John Taylor (doctor) (died 1821), missionary in India
  • John W. Taylor (Mormon) (1858–1916), member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • John H. Taylor (Mormon) (1875–1946), leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • John Taylor (bishop of Sodor and Man) (1883–1961), Bishop of Sodor and Man in the Church of England
  • John Taylor (bishop of Sheffield) (1912–1971), Bishop of Sheffield in the Church of England
  • John Taylor (bishop of Winchester) (1914–2001), Anglican missionary scholar, Bishop of Winchester, 1975–85
  • John Edward Taylor (bishop) (1914–1976), Roman Catholic bishop of Stockholm, 1962–76
  • John Taylor (bishop of St Albans) (1929–2016), British priest, Bishop of St Albans, 1980–95
  • John Taylor (bishop of Glasgow and Galloway) (born 1932), British priest, Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, 1991–98

Sports figures


  • John Taylor (Australian footballer) (born 1963), Australian football player
  • Johnny Taylor (cricketer) (1895–1971), dual international cricketer and rugby union footballer for Australia
  • John Taylor (rugby union, born 1949) (born 1949), rugby union footballer for Australia
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1979), former Western Australia cricketer

United States

  • Jack Taylor (1890s pitcher) (1873–1900), aka "Brewery Jack", baseball player
  • Jack Taylor (1900s pitcher) (1874–1938), baseball player
  • John Taylor (athlete) (1882–1908), runner; first African American Olympic gold medalist
  • John Taylor (American football) (born 1962), football player
  • John Taylor (volleyball) (born 1944), American former volleyball player
  • Johnny Taylor (basketball) (born 1974), basketball player
  • John I. Taylor (died 1938), owner of the Boston Red Sox, 1904–11
  • John R. M. Taylor a captain of the US 14th Infantry who was placed in charge of what became known as the Philippine Insurgent Records.
  • Johnathan Taylor (born 1979), American football player

United Kingdom

  • Jack Taylor (referee) (1930–2012), real name John, English football referee
  • Jock Taylor (John Robert Taylor, 1954–1982), British motorcycle sidecar racer
  • John Henry Taylor (1871–1963), British golfer
  • John Paskin Taylor (born 1928), British Olympic field hockey player
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1819), former Cambridge University cricketer
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1849) (1849–1921), former Nottinghamshire cricketer
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1850) (1850–1924), former Yorkshire cricketer
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1923) (1923–1991), former Hampshire cricketer
  • John Taylor (cricketer, born 1937), English cricketer
  • John Taylor (footballer, born 1874) (1874–?), Wrexham A.F.C. and Wales international footballer
  • John Taylor (English footballer, born 1949), English footballer with Chester City, Rochdale and Stockport County
  • John Taylor (Scottish footballer, born 1949)
  • John Taylor (footballer, born 1964), English footballer with Cambridge United and Bradford City
  • John Taylor (racing driver) (1933–1966), British racing driver
  • John Taylor (rallycross) (born 1941), Scottish rallycross (European champion 1973) and rally driver
  • John Taylor (rugby league), rugby league footballer of the 1950s and '60s
  • John Taylor (rugby union, born 1876) (1876–1951), rugby union footballer for England
  • John Taylor (rugby union, born 1945) (born 1945), rugby union footballer for British Lions, Wales, Loughborough Colleges, London Welsh, London Counties, and Surrey
  • John Taylor (swimmer) (1904–?), British freestyle swimmer

Other countries

  • John Taylor (hurler), Laois and Portlaoise hurler
  • John Taylor (All Black), rugby player, see List of All Blacks
  • John Taylor (Canadian football) (1925–2005), Canadian Football League player
  • John "Pondoro" Taylor (1904–1969), Irishman, game hunter, developer of the "Taylor KO Factor"

Other figures

  • John Taylor (presenter), Australian television presenter
  • John Taylor, protagonist of the Nightside books by Simon Green
  • John Taylor, one of the protagonists in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, a 2015 video game
  • John Taylor (judge) (1917–1973), Nigerian judge

Similar names

  • John Tayler (1742–1829), American politician from New York
  • A. J. P. Taylor (1906–1990), British historian


  • John Taylor & Co, English manufacturing company
  • John Taylor Collegiate, public high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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