List of famous alumni from University of Cambridge, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Cambridge include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Cambridge alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of 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 University of Cambridge.
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Age: Dec. at 74 (1873-1947)
Birthplace: Bishop's Castle, United KingdomSir Albert Howard (8 December 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English botanist, an organic... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London, United KingdomMelanie Thandie Newton (; born 6 November 1972) is a British actress, who has appeared in... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Louth, United KingdomColin Michael Foale (born 6 January 1957) is a British-American astrophysicist and former... more on Wikipedia
Salman RushdieCopywriter, Novelist
Birthplace: Mumbai, IndiaSir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London, EnglandSir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Cardiff, United KingdomGriffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television... more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 82 (1527-1609)
Birthplace: Tower, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and TerritoriesJohn Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English/Welsh mathematician, astronomer,... more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 59 (1599-1658)
Birthplace: Huntingdon, United KingdomOliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political... more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 77 (1897-1974)
Birthplace: Kensington, Eurasia, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United KingdomPatrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett (18 November 1897 – 13 July 1974) was a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United KingdomJamie St John Bamber Griffith (born 3 April 1973) is an English/Irish/American actor, known... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Westminster, London, United KingdomThomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 79 (1858-1937)
Birthplace: BikrampurSir Jagadish Chandra Bose (;, IPA: [dʒɔɡodiʃ tʃɔndro bosu]; 30 November 1858 – 23 November... more on Wikipedia