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Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni

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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; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the ...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 ( (listen); 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was an Indian politician who served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination ...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 (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") ...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 (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. The ...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 (25 March 1812 – 30 January 1867), 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, , HFRSE, LLD (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937), was a New Zealand physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. ...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 Thomson (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) was an English physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics, credited with the discovery and identification of the electron, the first ...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 (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall ...more
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Harold Davenport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician
Harold Davenport FRS (30 October 1907 – 9 June 1969) 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, (; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political ...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 (; German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈvɪtgənˌʃtaɪn]; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of ...more
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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Writer
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] (listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian independence activist, and subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India and ...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 FRS FRSE FRAS (; 11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was an English scientist, inventor and photography pioneer who invented the salted paper and calotype processes, ...more
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Spencer Perceval is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician
Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1809 until his assassination in May 1812. Perceval is the ...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 (; 1 March 1880 – 21 January 1932) was an English writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for ...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 (30 November 1836 – 6 May 1882) was an English Liberal politician and protégé of the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. Cavendish was ...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 (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English/Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and occult philosopher, and an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. He spent much time studying ...more
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Lawrence Lessig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Author, Political Activist
Lester Lawrence Lessig III (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, attorney, and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director ...more
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Enoch Powell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Politician, Scholar
John Enoch Powell (16 June 1912 – 8 February 1998) was a British politician, classical scholar, author, linguist, soldier, philologist and poet. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament ...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, (31 March 1890 – 1 July 1971) was an Australian-born British physicist and X-ray crystallographer, discoverer (1912) of Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, which is ...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 (11 February 1911 – 21 October 1998) was a British economist. He was the brother of the spy John Cairncross and father of journalist Frances ...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 (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков [vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf] (listen), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Russian: Влади́мир Си́рин); 22 April [O.S. ...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, (14 June 1814 – 28 October 1890) was an English mathematician, philologist and early phonetician, who also influenced the field of musicology. He changed his name from his ...more
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George VI is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College, Cambridge Alumni
George VI Politician, Monarchy of the United Kingdom
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death ...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 (16 April 1911 – 30 August 1963) was a British diplomat and Soviet agent, belonging to the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early ...more