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Famous University Of Cambridge Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Cambridge and be of some renown.

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Rachel Weisz and Hugh Laurie.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Cambridge?” and “Which celebrities are University of Cambridge alumni?” Take a look at these Cambridge University alumni.

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  • Albert Howard51

    Albert Howard


    AgeDec. at 74 (1873-1947)

    BirthplaceBishop's Castle, United Kingdom

    Sir Albert Howard (8 December 1873 – 20 October 1947) was an English botanist, an organic... more on Wikipedia
  • Thandie Newton52


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Melanie Thandie Newton (; born 6 November 1972) is a British actress, who has appeared in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Michael Foale53

    Michael Foale

    Astrophysicist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceLouth, United Kingdom

    Colin Michael Foale (born 6 January 1957) is a British-American astrophysicist and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Salman Rushdie54

    Salman Rushdie

    Copywriter, Novelist


    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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  • David Attenborough55

    David Attenborough

    Environmentalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural... more on Wikipedia

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  • Griff Rhys Jones56

    Griff Rhys Jones

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

    Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Dee57

    John Dee

    Librarian, Mathematician

    AgeDec. at 82 (1527-1609)

    BirthplaceTower, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an English/Welsh mathematician, astronomer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Oliver Cromwell58

    AgeDec. at 59 (1599-1658)

    BirthplaceHuntingdon, United Kingdom

    Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political... more on Wikipedia

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  • Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett59

    AgeDec. at 77 (1897-1974)

    BirthplaceKensington, Eurasia, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom

    Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett (18 November 1897 – 13 July 1974) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jamie Bamber60


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Jamie St John Bamber Griffith (born 3 April 1973) is an English/Irish/American actor, known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tom Hiddleston61


    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jagadish Chandra Bose62

    Jagadish Chandra Bose

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 79 (1858-1937)


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