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Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni

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List Rules People 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?”
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Rupert Brooke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Writer
Rupert Chawner Brooke was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good ...more
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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He ...more
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E. M. Forster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Librettist, Novelist, Author
Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and ...more
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Johann Hari is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Writer
Johann Eduard Hari is a British writer and journalist who wrote columns for The Independent and The Huffington Post and made contributions to other publications. In 2011, he was suspended from ...more
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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Investor, Economist
John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic ...more
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Salman Rushdie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Copywriter, Novelist, Screenwriter
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children, won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He ...more
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Patrick Blackett, Baron Blacke... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Physicist, Scientist
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett OM CH FRS was an English experimental physicist known for his work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism, winning the Nobel Prize for ...more
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David Baddiel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter
David Lionel Baddiel is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter. He is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank ...more
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Thomas Adès is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Conductor, Pianist, Composer
Thomas Adès is a British composer, pianist and conductor.
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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known as George Santayana, was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. Santayana was raised and educated in the United ...more
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Oscar Browning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer
Oscar Browning was an English writer, historian, and educational reformer. His greatest achievement was the cofounding, along with Henry Sidgwick, of the Cambridge University Day Training ...more
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Martin Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Journalist
Martin Bell, OBE, is a British UNICEF Ambassador, a former broadcast war reporter and former independent politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Tatton from 1997 to 2001. He is sometimes ...more
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Richard Cox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Richard Cox
Richard Cox was an English clergyman, who was Dean of Westminster and Bishop of Ely.
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Sam Means is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist
Sam Means is an American comedy writer. He won three Emmy awards for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and wrote for both 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation on NBC. He is currently a ...more
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Keith Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Keith Hopkins Historian
Morris Keith Hopkins was a British historian and sociologist. He was professor of ancient history at the University of Cambridge from 1985 to 2000. Hopkins had a relatively unconventional route ...more
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Charles le Gai Eaton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer
Charles le Gai Eaton was a British diplomat, writer and Sufist Islamic scholar.
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Michael Ignatieff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Professor
Michael Grant Ignatieff, PC is a Canadian author, academic and former politician. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition from 2008 until 2011. ...more
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C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician
Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao is an Indian-born, naturalized American, mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and ...more
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Robin Milner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Computer scientist
Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner FRS FRSE, known as Robin Milner or A. J. R. G. Milner, was a prominent British computer scientist.
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Karl Pearson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Writer, Statistician
Karl Pearson FRS was an influential English mathematician and biometrician. He has been credited with establishing the discipline of mathematical statistics, and contributed significantly to the ...more
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Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Statistician
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis FRS was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. He made pioneering studies in ...more
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Christopher Strachey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist
Christopher S. Strachey was a British computer scientist. He was one of the founders of denotational semantics, and a pioneer in programming language design. He was a member of the Strachey ...more
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John Eliot Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Conductor
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE is an English conductor.
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Mervyn King is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Economist, Banker
Sir Mervyn Allister King, Baron King of Lothbury, KG GBE FBA was the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013. He had been Deputy Governor ...more
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Stephen Poliakoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer
Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, best known for his work as a television dramatist.