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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?"

Share this list of respected history majors by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. Some of these people might not necessarily be actors or athletes, but they're certainly all renowned in their own line of work.

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 ...more

Age: 70

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

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Politician

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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 ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

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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, BrĂ¼no Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen. In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Fashion Model, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

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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 ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

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