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Famous People From Oxford

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List of famous people from Oxford, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Oxford, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Oxford you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Oxford, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Oxford?" or "Which celebrities were born in Oxford?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    Dec. at 52 (1943-1995)
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    Age: 48
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    Dec. at 72 (1892-1964)
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