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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.
  • Stephen Hawking

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton

    Dec. at 91 (1821-1912)

    BirthplaceOxford, Massachusetts

    Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse... more on Wikipedia
  • Vivian Stanshall

    Vivian Stanshall

    Dec. at 52 (1943-1995)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Vivian Stanshall (born Victor Anthony Stanshall; 21 March 1943 – 5 March 1995) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Emma B

    Emma B

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Emma Louise Boughton (born 27 November 1970 in Oxford, Oxfordshire), better known as Emma B,... more on Wikipedia
  • Miriam Margolyes

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Miriam Margolyes, (; born 18 May 1941) is a British-Australian actress and voice artist. Her... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lucy Gordon

    Lucy Gordon

    Dec. at 29 (1980-2009)

    BirthplaceEngland, Oxford

    Lucy Gordon (22 May 1980 – 20 May 2009) was an English actress and model. She became a face of... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph Mawle

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle (born 21 March 1974) is an English actor. Mawle is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dorothy L. Sayers

    Dorothy L. Sayers

    Dec. at 64 (1893-1957)

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Oxford, England

    Dorothy Leigh Sayers (; 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was an English crime writer and poet.... more on Wikipedia
  • Angela McGlowan

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

    Angela McGlowan (born March 2, 1970) is an American political commentator, best selling... more on Wikipedia
  • Heather Angel

    Heather Angel

    Dec. at 77 (1909-1986)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Heather Grace Angel (9 February 1909 – 13 December 1986) was a British actress.
  • Adam Clayton

    BirthplaceChinnor, United Kingdom

    Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician who is the bass... more on Wikipedia

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  • BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Claire Victoria Marshall (born 1975) is an English journalist who works for BBC News. After... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonny Greenwood

    Jonny Greenwood

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas Harriot

    Thomas Harriot

    Dec. at 61 (1560-1621)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Nathan Bedford Forrest II

    Dec. at 59 (1872-1931)

    BirthplaceOxford, Mississippi

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  • Richard of Wallingford

    Richard of Wallingford

    Dec. at 44 (1292-1336)

    BirthplaceWallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Heap

    Mark Heap

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceKodaikanal, India

    Mark Heap (born 13 May 1957) is an English actor, best known for his roles in television... more on Wikipedia
  • J. B. S. Haldane

    J. B. S. Haldane

    Dec. at 72 (1892-1964)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Tristram Cary

    Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Laura Mulvey

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • Orlando Gibbons

    Orlando Gibbons

    Dec. at 42 (1583-1625)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

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  • John O'Brien

    Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)

    BirthplaceOxford, Ohio

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  • BirthplaceWheatley, United Kingdom

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  • John Richard Green

    John Richard Green

    Dec. at 46 (1837-1883)

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    John Richard Green (12 December 1837 – 7 March 1883) was an English historian.
  • Colin Greenwood

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 June 1969) is an English musician and the bassist for the... more on Wikipedia