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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.

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Sydney Brenner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Scientist Sydney Brenner, CH FRS FMedSci is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. Brenner made significant ...more

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Patrick White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter Patrick Victor Martindale White was an English-born Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his ...more

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Anthony Giddens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Sociologist, Politician, Professor Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens, is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent ...more

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Samson Abramsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Computer scientist, Scientist Samson Abramsky FRS, FRSE is a computer scientist who holds the Christopher Strachey Professorship at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. He developed game semantics. He ...more

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Patrick Dixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Futurist, Writer Patrick Dixon is an author and business consultant, often described as a futurist, and chairman of the trends forecasting company Global Change Ltd. He is also founder of the international AIDS ...more

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Shane Leslie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Public speaker, Literary critic, Diplomat Sir John Randolph Leslie, 3rd Baronet, generally known as Shane Leslie, was an Irish-born diplomat and writer. He was a first cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, the British war time Prime ...more

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John Paul Morrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist John Paul Rodker Morrison is a British-born Canadian computer programmer, and the inventor of flow-based programming. He is the author of the book Flow-Based Programming: A New Approach to ...more

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Zadie Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Zadie Smith FRSL is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. As of 2012, she has published four novels, all of which have received substantial critical praise. In 2003, she was ...more

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Orlando Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Composer, Organist Orlando Gibbons was an English composer, virginalist and organist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean periods. He was a leading composer in the England of his day.

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Roger Fry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Art critic Roger Eliot Fry was an English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Establishing his reputation as a scholar of the Old Masters, he became an advocate of more recent ...more

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Francis Walsingham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Spymaster, Spy Sir Francis Walsingham was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster". Born to a ...more

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Montagu Norman, 1st Baron Norm... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Banker Montagu Collet Norman, 1st Baron Norman DSO PC was an English banker, best known for his role as the Governor of the Bank of England from 1920 to 1944. Norman led the bank during the harshest ...more

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Mahbub ul Haq is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Economist, Banker Dr. Mahbub ul Haq was a Pakistani game theorist, economist and professor of microeconomics at the University of Karachi who served as the 13th Finance Minister of Pakistan from 10 April 1985 ...more

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David Ignatius is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist David R. Ignatius, is an American journalist and novelist. He is an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post. He also co-hosts PostGlobal, an online discussion of international ...more

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Robert Walpole is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Statesman Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC, known before 1742 as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Although ...more

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Farhad Safinia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Farhad Safina is a film producer and screenwriter.

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John Dunn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Political scientist John Montfort Dunn is emeritus Professor of Political Theory at King's College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Chiba University,

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Derek Wanless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Banker, Statistician Sir Derek Wanless was a former English banker and a former adviser to the Labour Party.

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James K. Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Author, Economist James Kenneth Galbraith is an American economist who writes frequently for the popular press on economic topics. He is currently a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and ...more

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Tony Judt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Tony Robert Judt, FBA was a British historian, essayist, and university professor who specialized in European history. Judt moved to New York and served as the Erich Maria Remarque Professor in ...more

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Daniel Massey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Daniel Raymond Massey was an English actor and performer. He is possibly best known for his starring role in the British TV drama The Roads to Freedom, as Daniel, alongside Michael Bryant. He is ...more

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Tristram Hunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Historian, Presenter Tristram Julian William Hunt, FRHistS is a British Labour Party politician, historian and broadcast journalist, who currently serves as Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central in ...more

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Frank Morley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician Frank Morley was a leading mathematician, known mostly for his teaching and research in the fields of algebra and geometry. Among his mathematical accomplishments was the discovery and proof of ...more

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Les Hatton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Les Hatton is a British-born computer scientist and mathematician most notable for his work in failures and vulnerabilities in software controlled systems. He was educated at King's College, ...more

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David Calcutt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous King's College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister Sir David Charles Calcutt QC was an eminent barrister and public servant, knighted in 1991. He was the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge from 1985 until 1994. He was also responsible for ...more