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List of famous people who majored in modern history, including photos when available. This list of famous modern history 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 modern history. 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 modern history you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

These people, like Clement Attlee and Melvyn Bragg include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were modern history majors?" and "Which famous people studied modern history?"
Clement Attlee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Modern History
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Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG OM CH PC FRS was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, and as the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955. Attlee was the first person to hold the office of Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving under Winston Churchill in the wartime coalition government, before going on to lead the Labour Party to a landslide election victory in 1945 and a narrow victory in 1950. He became the first Labour Prime Minister ever to serve a full five-year term, as well as the first to command a Labour majority in Parliament, and remains the longest-ever serving Leader of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1883-1967)

Birthplace: Eurasia, London Borough of Wandsworth, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

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Al Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Modern History
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Alastair James Hay "Al" Murray, is an English comedian and TV personality well known for his stand-up persona and quick repartee. His best-known character is "The Pub Landlord", a mock-xenophobic but stereotypical publican. In 2003, Murray was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In 2007 he was voted the 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Stewkley, United Kingdom

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Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien is a British barrister and novelist. He is the grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

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George Osborne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Modern History
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George Gideon Oliver Osborne is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury since 2010 and the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001. Osborne comes from one of the oldest Anglo-Irish aristocracies, and is the heir apparent to the Osborne baronetcy. He was educated at St Paul's School, London, and Magdalen College, Oxford, before working for the Conservative Party as a researcher, special adviser, speechwriter, and strategist. In 2005, he ran David Cameron's successful leadership campaign and became Shadow Chancellor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Middlesex, Eurasia, Paddington, Westminster, United Kingdom, + more

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