READ Famous People who Majored in Classics

Reference
3.1k views 25 items

List of famous people who majored in classics, including photos when available. This list of famous classics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in classics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in classics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Lewis Carroll and Katherine Parkinson, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were classics majors?" and "Which famous people studied classics?"
Tim O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Classics
Photo: Freebase

Tim O'Reilly is the founder of O'Reilly Media. He popularized the terms open source and Web 2.0. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

see more on Tim O'Reilly
William Ewart Gladstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Classics
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

William Ewart Gladstone, was a British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times. Gladstone was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister; he resigned for the final time when he was 84 years old. Gladstone first entered Parliament in 1832. Beginning as a High Tory, Gladstone served in the Cabinet of Sir Robert Peel. After the split of the Conservatives Gladstone was a Peelite – in 1859 the Peelites merged with the Whigs and the Radicals to form the Liberal Party. As Chancellor Gladstone became committed to low public spending and to electoral reform, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 89 (1809-1898)

Birthplace: Liverpool, Eurasia, Lancashire, North West England, United Kingdom, + more

see more on William Ewart Gladstone
William Pitt the Younger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Classics
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

William Pitt the Younger was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He left office in 1801, but was Prime Minister again from 1804 until his death in 1806. He was also the Chancellor of the Exchequer throughout his premiership. He is known as "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, William Pitt the Elder, who had previously served as Prime Minister. The younger Pitt's prime ministerial tenure, which came during the reign of George III, was dominated by major events in Europe, including the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Pitt, although often referred to as a Tory, or "new Tory", ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 47 (1759-1806)

Birthplace: Hayes, Bromley, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, + more

see more on William Pitt the Younger
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Classics
Photo:  adoc-photos/Getty Images

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1832-1898)

Birthplace: Daresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#30 on The Best Writers of All Time

#65 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#16 on The Best Fantasy Authors

#14 on The Most Psychedelic People Ever

see more on Lewis Carroll