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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Trinity College, Cambridge and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Trinity College, Cambridge, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Trinity College, Cambridge include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Trinity College, Cambridge alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Trinity College, Cambridge 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 Trinity College, Cambridge.

List is made up of graduates like Isaac Newton and Eddie Redmayne.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Trinity College, Cambridge?” and “Which celebrities are Trinity College, Cambridge alumni?”

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Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Astrologer Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central ...more

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Rajiv Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Pilot, Politician Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was the seventh Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, his mother, to become the ...more

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific ...more

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Arthur Stanley Eddington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Scientist, Astronomer Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, OM, FRS was a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics. He was also a philosopher of ...more

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Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown, styled Viscount Duncan between 1831 and 1859, was a British nobleman and politician.

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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him ...more

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Joseph John Thomson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS was an English physicist. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of London and appointed to the Cavendish Professorship of ...more

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Charles, Prince of Wales is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known alternatively in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is ...more

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Harold Davenport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician Harold Davenport FRS was an English mathematician, known for his extensive work in number theory.

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Social Critic, Mathematician, Historian Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his ...more

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Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Architect, Philosopher, Teacher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From ...more

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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Writer Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence ...more

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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Inventor, Photographer William Henry Fox Talbot was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a ...more

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Spencer Perceval is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Spencer Perceval, KC was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4 October 1809 until his death on 11 May 1812. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. He is also ...more

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Lytton Strachey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer, Critic Giles Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in ...more

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Lord Frederick Cavendish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish PC was an English Liberal politician and protégé of the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. Cavendish was appointed Chief Secretary for ...more

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John Dee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Librarian, Mathematician, Astrologer John Dee was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, imperialist and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and ...more

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Lawrence Lessig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Author, Political Activist Lawrence "Larry" Lessig is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, ...more

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Enoch Powell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Politician, Scholar Brigadier John Enoch Powell, MBE was an English politician, classical scholar, linguist, and poet. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament, Ulster Unionist Party MP, and Minister of ...more

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William Lawrence Bragg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist Sir William Lawrence Bragg CH OBE MC FRS was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer of the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the ...more

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Alexander Cairncross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Alexander Cairncross Sir Alexander Kirkland "Alec" Cairncross KCMG FBA FRSE was a British economist. He was the brother of the spy John Cairncross and father of journalist Frances Cairncross and public ...more

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. While Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian, he later rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also ...more

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Alexander John Ellis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Alexander John Ellis Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician and philologist, who also influenced the field of musicology. He changed his name from his father's name Sharpe to his mother's maiden name ...more

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George VI is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Monarchy of the United Kingdom George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the ...more

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Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Spy Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the ...more

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G. H. Hardy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. He is usually known by those outside the field of mathematics for ...more

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Nicholas Patrick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick, Ph.D., is a British-American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. His flight on the 2006 Discovery STS-116 mission made him the fifth Briton to go into space. ...more

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John Campbell, 9th Duke of Arg... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG KT GCMG GCVO VD PC, usually better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known between 1847 ...more

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Roland Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Roland Vaughan Gwynne, DSO, DL, JP was Mayor of Eastbourne, Sussex, from 1928 to 1931. He was also a patient and close friend of the suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin ...more

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Arthur Hobhouse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Sir Arthur Lawrence Hobhouse was a long-serving English local government Liberal politician, who is best remembered as the architect of the system of National parks of England and Wales. ...more

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George Herbert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Priest, Poet, Orator George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal ...more

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John Dryden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Writer John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point ...more

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Stanley Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Business magnate Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG PC FRS was a British Conservative politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister, ...more

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Arthur Balfour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour KG OM PC DL was a British Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905. When he came into ...more

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Anthony Lake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson, Professor, Political scientist William Anthony Kirsopp Lake, best known as Tony Lake, is the Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, author, academic, and former American diplomat, Foreign Service Officer, ...more

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Antony Gormley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Sculptor, Visual Artist, Artist Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and ...more

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Alfred Ollivant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Alfred Ollivant Alfred Ollivant was an academic who went on to become Bishop of Llandaff. Born in Manchester, he was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He won the Tyrwhitt Hebrew ...more

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Charles Glover Barkla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist Charles Glover Barkla FRS FRSE was a British physicist, and the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917 for his work in X-ray spectroscopy and related areas in the study of X-rays.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Librettist, Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams OM was an English composer of symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music, and film scores. He was also a collector of English folk music and song; this collecting ...more

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Srinivasa Ramanujan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number ...more

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Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Lawyer Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut. Born in Brooklyn, New ...more

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Anand Panyarachun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson Anand Panyarachun was Thailand's Prime Minister twice, between 1991–1992 and once again in 1992. He was effective in initiating economic and political reforms, one of which was the drafting of ...more

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Austen Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain KG was a British statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain.

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Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Curator Anthony Frederick Blunt, known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO from 1956 to 1979, when he was stripped of his honours, was a British art historian who was exposed late in his life as a Soviet spy. ...more

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Edward VII is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg ...more

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Politician, Professor Sir Muhammad Iqbal, widely known as Allama Iqbal, was an academic, poet, barrister, philosopher, scholar mystic and politician in British India, who is widely regarded as having inspired the ...more

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Simon Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Philosopher Simon Blackburn is a British academic philosopher known for his work in quasi-realism and his efforts to popularise philosophy. He retired as professor of philosophy at the University of ...more

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Abraham Cowley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and

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Alfred Radcliffe-Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Anthropologist Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown was an English social anthropologist who developed the theory of Structural functionalism.

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Nicky Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister, Writer Nicholas Glyn Paul "Nicky" Gumbel is an ordained Anglican priest, vicar and author. He is known as the developer of the Alpha course, a basic introduction to Christianity supported by ...more