Here is our second collection of notable people in Dorset.

These men (and one woman) are known for a wide range of achievements in their life.

READ MORE: Notable People of Dorset Part 1 

From coming up with their own scientific law to being a pioneer in the making of artificial limbs, they've achieved many things.

Scroll down to see just how many of these Dorset names you've heard of.

A patient of James Gillingham - a pioneer in the making of artificial limbs and surgical implements

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Actress Penelope Chisholm of Sherborne who starred in the 1970s film sex comedy Come Play With Me

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Boxer Freddy Mills at the Sidney Hall in Weymouth in May 1946. Former Echo sports reporter Brian Copp can be seen on the far left

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George III, who would famously take the waters in Weymouth to recover from illness

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George Pitt, First Lord Rivers - Dorset’s largest landowner and first colonel of the Dorset militia on its formation in 1757

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George Pitt, the 2nd Lord Rivers - George represented Dorset in Parliament in 1774

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Harold Stevens - a Weymouth magistrate who spent a week living as a tramp in London in 1926 to study vagrancy

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James Lovelock photographed in Abbotsbury - inventor, scientist, futurist and author whose best known work is Gaia Theory

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Robert Boyle of Stalbridge - Robert Boyle is somewhere in all our schooldays remembered for Boyle’s Law, the enunciation that the volume of a gas varies inversely to its pressure

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Thomas Coombes, a Dorset boatman painted by William Hogarth in 1742

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Thomas Coram of Lyme Regis who founded the Foundling Hospital in London

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