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Famous Rugby School Alumni

Updated July 28, 2019 11.7k views437 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Rugby School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Rugby School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Rugby School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Rugby School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Rugby School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Rugby School.

Examples of graduates on this list include Salman Rushdie and Lewis Carroll.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rugby School?” and “Which celebrities are Rugby School alumni?”
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  • 1
    Rupert Brooke

    Rupert Brooke

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 28 (1887-1915)

    BirthplaceRugby, United Kingdom

    Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Reid A. Railton (1895–1977) was a British automotive engineer, and designer of land and water... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie

    Copywriter, Novelist

    Age73

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Guglielmo Marconi

    Guglielmo Marconi

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1874-1937)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain

    Business magnate, Politician

    AgeDec. at 71 (1869-1940)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Arthur Neville Chamberlain (; 18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British Conservative... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Austen Chamberlain

    AgeDec. at 74 (1863-1937)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Birmingham, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, West Midlands

    Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, KG MP (16 October 1863 – 16 March 1937) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    A. N. Wilson

    A. N. Wilson

    Novelist

    Age69

    BirthplaceEngland

    Andrew Norman Wilson (born 27 October 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll

    Mathematician, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 66 (1832-1898)

    BirthplaceDaresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom

    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    David Croft

    David Croft

    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 89 (1922-2011)

    BirthplaceSandbanks, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    Donald Michie

    Donald Michie

    Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

    Donald Michie (pronounced /'mikɪ/) (11 November 1923 – 7 July 2007) was a British researcher... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Henry Watson Fowler

    Henry Watson Fowler

    Lexicographer, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1858-1933)

    BirthplaceTonbridge, United Kingdom

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  • 12
    David Ogle

    David Ogle

    Industrial designer

    AgeDec. at 40 (1922-1962)

    David Ogle (1922–1962) was a British industrial and car designer. He founded the design... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    R. M. Hare

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 83 (1919-2002)

    BirthplaceSomerset, United Kingdom

    Richard Mervyn Hare (; 21 March 1919 – 29 January 2002), usually cited as R. M. Hare, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Howard Somervell

    AgeDec. at 85 (1890-1975)

    BirthplaceKendal, United Kingdom

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  • 15
    Henry Sidgwick

    Henry Sidgwick

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 62 (1838-1900)

    BirthplaceSkipton, United Kingdom

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  • 16
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

    AgeDec. at 19 (1922-1941)

    BirthplaceShanghai, China

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  • 17
    Charles Peter Allen

    Charles Peter Allen

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 69 (1861-1930)

    BirthplacePrestwich, United Kingdom

    Charles Peter Allen (2 December 1861 – 18 September 1930) was an English Liberal politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Miles Joseph Berkeley

    AgeDec. at 86 (1803-1889)

    Miles Joseph Berkeley (1 April 1803 – 30 July 1889) was an English cryptogamist and clergyman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Alexander Gibb

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1872-1958)

    BirthplaceDundee, United Kingdom

    Brigadier-General Sir Alexander Gibb (12 February 1872 – 21 January 1958) was a Scottish... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    John Hawkesworth

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1920-2003)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    John Stanley Hawkesworth (7 December 1920 – 30 September 2003) was an English television and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Arthur Blomfield

    AgeDec. at 70 (1829-1899)

    BirthplaceEngland

    Sir Arthur William Blomfield was an English architect.
  • 22
    Harold Thomas Cawley

    AgeDec. at 37 (1878-1915)

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  • 23
    Thomas Hughes

    Thomas Hughes

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1822-1896)

    BirthplaceUffington, United Kingdom

    Thomas Hughes (20 October 1822 – 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer, judge, politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Adnan Sami

    Adnan Sami

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    Age47

    BirthplaceEngland, London

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  • 25
    George Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen

    AgeDec. at 76 (1831-1907)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

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