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Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.8k views300 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to King's College, Cambridge and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from King's College, Cambridge, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from King's College, Cambridge include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished King's College, Cambridge alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended King's College, Cambridge 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 King's College, Cambridge.

List is made up of graduates like Alan Turing and Salman Rushdie.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to King's College, Cambridge?” and “Which celebrities are King's College, Cambridge alumni?”
  • 1
    Rupert Brooke

    Rupert Brooke

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 28 (1887-1915)

    BirthplaceRugby, United Kingdom

    Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Alan Turing

    Alan Turing

    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 42 (1912-1954)

    BirthplaceMaida Vale, London, United Kingdom

    Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    E. M. Forster

    E. M. Forster

    Librettist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 91 (1879-1970)

    BirthplaceMarylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Johann Hari

    Johann Hari

    Journalist, Writer


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Johann Eduard Hari (born 21 January 1979) is a Swiss-British writer and journalist. Hari has... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes

    Politician, Investor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1883-1946)

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie

    Copywriter, Novelist


    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His... more on Wikipedia


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  • 7
    Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett

    AgeDec. at 77 (1897-1974)

    BirthplaceKensington, Eurasia, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom

    Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett (18 November 1897 – 13 July 1974) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    David Baddiel

    David Baddiel

    Comedian, Novelist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    David Lionel Baddiel (; born 28 May 1964) is an English comedian, novelist and television... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Thomas Adès

    Thomas Adès

    Conductor, Pianist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Thomas Adès (born 1 March 1971) is a British composer, pianist and conductor.

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  • 10
    George Santayana

    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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  • 11
    Oscar Browning

    AgeDec. at 86 (1837-1923)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Oscar Browning OBE (17 January 1837 – 6 October 1923) was a British educationalist, historian... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Martin Bell

    Martin Bell

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceRedisham, United Kingdom

    Martin Bell, OBE, (born 31 August 1938) is a British UNICEF (UNICEF UK) Ambassador, a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Richard Cox

    Richard Cox

    Richard Cox (c. 1500 – 22 July 1581) was an English clergyman, who was Dean of Westminster and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Sam Means

    Sam Means

    Television producer, Screenwriter
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  • 15

    Keith Hopkins


    AgeDec. at 70 (1934-2004)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Morris Keith Hopkins (20 June 1934 – 8 March 2004) was a British historian and sociologist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    AgeDec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceLausanne, Switzerland

    Charles le Gai Eaton (also known as Hasan le Gai Eaton or Hassan Abdul Hakeem; 1 January 1921... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Michael Ignatieff

    Michael Ignatieff

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Michael Grant Ignatieff (; born May 12, 1947) is a Canadian author, academic and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    C. R. Rao

    C. R. Rao

    Mathematician, Statistician


    BirthplaceHoovina Hadagali, India

    Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao (born 10 September 1920) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robin Milner

    Robin Milner

    Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 76 (1934-2010)

    BirthplaceYealmpton, United Kingdom

    Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner (13 January 1934 – 20 March 2010), known as Robin Milner or A.... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Karl Pearson

    Karl Pearson

    Mathematician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1857-1936)

    BirthplaceIslington, London, United Kingdom

    Karl Pearson (; born Carl Pearson; 27 March 1857 – 27 April 1936) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

    Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

    Professor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 79 (1893-1972)

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis OBE, FNA, FASc, FRS (29 June 1893 – 28 June 1972) was an Indian... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Christopher Strachey

    Programmer, Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1916-1975)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Christopher S. Strachey (; 16 November 1916 – 18 May 1975) was a British computer scientist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    John Eliot Gardiner


    BirthplaceFontmell Magna, United Kingdom

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE HonFBA (born 20 April 1943) is an English conductor, particularly... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Mervyn King

    Mervyn King

    Professor, Economist


    BirthplaceChesham Bois, United Kingdom

    Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, (born 30 March 1948) is a British economist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Stephen Poliakoff

    Stephen Poliakoff

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceHolland Park

    Stephen Poliakoff (born 1 December 1952) is a British playwright, director and scriptwriter.