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Famous Boston Latin School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Boston Latin School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Boston Latin School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Boston Latin School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Boston Latin School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Boston Latin School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Boston Latin School.

Items include everything from Benjamin Franklin to Leonard Bernstein.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Boston Latin School?” and “Which celebrities are Boston Latin School alumni?”
  • Benjamin Franklin1

    Benjamin Franklin

    Statesman, Librarian

    AgeDec. at 84 (1706-1790)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson2

    AgeDec. at 79 (1803-1882)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Leonard Bernstein3

    Leonard Bernstein

    Conductor, Film Score Composer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Samuel Pierpont Langley4

    Samuel Pierpont Langley

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 72 (1834-1906)

    BirthplaceRoxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

    Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Hancock5
    John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Sumner Redstone6

    Sumner Redstone

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman... more on Wikipedia

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  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.7

    Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 81 (1888-1969)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy (September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969) was an American businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Newman8


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Barry Foster Newman (born November 7, 1938) is an American actor of stage, screen and ... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Bulfinch9

    AgeDec. at 81 (1763-1844)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Charles Bulfinch was an early American architect, and has been regarded by many as the first... more on Wikipedia
  • George Santayana10

    George Santayana

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1863-1952)

    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (;... more on Wikipedia

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  • Guy Steele11

    Guy Steele

    Computer scientist



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  • Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton12

    AgeDec. at 52 (1866-1918)

    Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton (August 9, 1866, Pleasant Valley, Ohio – May 4, 1918) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Cotton Mather13

    AgeDec. at 65 (1663-1728)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681,... more on Wikipedia
  • John F. Fitzgerald14

    AgeDec. at 87 (1863-1950)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, New England, United States of America, United States

    John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (February 11, 1863 – October 2, 1950) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • John King15

    John King

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John King (born August 30, 1963) is an American news anchor. He is CNN's chief national... more on Wikipedia
  • Christine Elise16

    Christine Elise

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Christine Elise McCarthy (born February 12, 1965) is an American film and television actress.... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Adams17

    Samuel Adams


    AgeDec. at 81 (1722-1803)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • William M. Evarts18

    William M. Evarts

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 83 (1818-1901)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    William Maxwell Evarts (February 6, 1818 – February 28, 1901) was an American lawyer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Viterbi19

    Andrew Viterbi

    Businessperson, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceBergamo, Italy

    Andrew James Viterbi (born Andrea Giacomo Viterbi; March 9, 1935) is an American electrical... more on Wikipedia
  • Wade H. McCree20

    Wade H. McCree

    Judge, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 67 (1920-1987)

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Edward Charles Pickering21

    Edward Charles Pickering

    Physicist, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1846-1919)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Edward Charles Pickering ForMemRS HFRSE (July 19, 1846 – February 3, 1919) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Cid Corman22

    Cid Corman

    Poet, Translator

    AgeDec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceRoxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

    Cid (Sidney) Corman (June 29, 1924 – March 12, 2004) was an American poet, translator and... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Saltonstall Greenough23

    Richard Saltonstall Greenough


    AgeDec. at 85 (1819-1904)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Richard Saltonstall Greenough (April 19, 1819 – 1904) was an American sculptor and younger... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Gridley Howe24

    AgeDec. at 75 (1801-1876)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Samuel Gridley Howe (November 10, 1801 – January 9, 1876) was a nineteenth century United... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Sumner25

    Charles Sumner


    AgeDec. at 63 (1811-1874)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and United States... more on Wikipedia