Dr Samuel Johnson, the creator of the first 'proper' English Dictionary, is one of the most famous people to have been born in Staffordshire.
His birthday - on 18th September - is always celebrated in Lichfield, his home town, with a big dinner. Even in Uttoxeter, another Staffordshire town associated with him, there is a small public ceremony.
However, he actually lived most of his life in London. In fact, one of his most famous witty sayings was about his adopted city: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." I suppose he couldn't have said the same about Lichfield at the time...
The photo shows the house Dr Johnson lived in in London, which is now a museum.