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List Rules Notable people in the University of Cambridge Pitt Club

Famous Pitt Club Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Pitt Club is an exclusive organization for male students attending the University of Cambridge. It is similar in status to the Skull and Bones Club of Yale and the Ivy Club of Princeton. The Pitt Club was founded in 1835 and is named in honor of the British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger.

Who is the most famous member of the Pitt Club? Perhaps notorious is a better word to describe Guy Burgess, who holds the top spot on this list. Burgess was an intelligence officer who became a double agent for the Soviet Union during World War II. Burgess, along with his four accomplices, fed the Soviets top-secret information regarding the NATO military operation and the Marshall Plan economic strategy. Fellow Soviet spy Anthony Blunt was also a Pitt Club member.

Journalist and media personality David Frost joined the Pitt Club during his time at Cambridge. Frost may be most famous for his Nixon interviews, a series of five 90 minute conversations in which former President Richard Nixon discussed many aspects of his life and his presidency. The interviews were the inspiration for the 2006 play “Frost/Nixon,” which was adapted into a film directed by Ron Howard in 2008.

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Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
Guy Burgess Died at 52 (1911-1963)

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Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
Anthony Blunt Died at 76 (1907-1983)

David Watkin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
David Watkin Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Edward VII is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
Edward VII Died at 69 (1841-1910)

John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
John Maynard Keynes Died at 63 (1883-1946)

George V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members
George V Died at 71 (1865-1936)

Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members

David Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pitt Club Members