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1. (George) Basil. 1923--99, English Roman Catholic Benedictine monk and cardinal; archbishop of Westminster (1976--99)
2. David. 1711--76, Scottish empiricist philosopher, economist, and historian, whose sceptic philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses. His works include A Treatise of Human Nature (1740), An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), Political Discourses (1752), and History of England (1754--62)
3. John. born 1937, Northern Ireland politician; leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) (1979--2001). Nobel peace prize jointly with David Trimble in 1998