History Famous People who Majored in History

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List of famous people who majored in history, including photos when available. This list of famous history majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent history majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in history you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

List of celebrities with degrees in history includes George Bush, Woodrow Wilson and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were history majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied history?"

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in History
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George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New Haven, New England, New Haven County, Connecticut, + more

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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in History
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Lawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld, of the television series Seinfeld, and was its head writer and executive producer from 1989 to 1996. David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, also created by David, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. David's work won him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993. Formerly a standup comedian, David went into television comedy, writing and starring in ABC's Fridays, as well as writing briefly for Saturday Night Live. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards as well as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in History
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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, and writer. A graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge, Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and playing four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen. In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule. His other work includes voicing King Julien XIII in the Madagascar film series, starring in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Hugo and Les Misérables. He made a cameo as a BBC News Anchor in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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Tony Danza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in History
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Tony Danza is an American actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the 1997 sitcom The Tony Danza Show. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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