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Famous University Of Cambridge Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 79.1k views62 items

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

    Botanist

    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

    Age43

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Foale53

    Michael Foale

    Astrophysicist, Astronaut

    Age63

    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

    Age73

    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

    Age94

    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

    Age66

    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom

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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

    Age47

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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  • Tom Hiddleston61

    Age39

    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)

    BirthplaceBikrampur

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