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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 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
awaharlal 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 movement ...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. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. As 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