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Famous University Of London Alumni

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

List of famous alumni from University of London, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of London include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of London alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of London 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 London.

Examples include Bill O'Reilly and Mahatma Gandhi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of London?” and “Which celebrities are University of London alumni?”
  • Mahatma Gandhi1

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1869-1948)

    BirthplacePorbandar, India

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,...  more

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  • Ricky Gervais2

    Ricky Gervais

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, Reading, United Kingdom, England

    Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,...  more

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  • Nelson Mandela3

    Nelson Mandela

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceMvezo, South Africa

    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was...  more

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  • Alexander Graham Bell4

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Businessperson, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1847-1922)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a ...  more

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  • B. R. Ambedkar5

    B. R. Ambedkar

    Anthropologist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1891-1956)

    BirthplaceMhow, India

    Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Dr. Babasaheb...  more

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  • Pete Doherty6

    Pete Doherty

    Poet, Guitarist


    BirthplaceHexham, United Kingdom

    Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer,...  more

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  • Greer Garson7

    AgeDec. at 92 (1904-1996)

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • James Lovelock8

    James Lovelock

    Futurist, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceLetchworth, United Kingdom

    James Ephraim Lovelock, (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, environmentalist,...  more
  • Boris Karloff9

    Boris Karloff

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 82 (1887-1969)

    BirthplaceEast Dulwich, London, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony R. Barringer10

    Anthony R. Barringer

    Inventor, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1925-2009)

    Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer (October 20, 1925 – August 15, 2009) was a Canadian/American...  more
  • Mike Lawlor11

    Mike Lawlor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

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  • Tony Blankley12

    Tony Blankley

    Editor, Child Actor

    AgeDec. at 64 (1948-2012)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Anthony David "Tony" Blankley (January 21, 1948 – January 7, 2012) was an American political...  more
  • Sonia Uribe13

    Sonia Uribe

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    Sonia Uribe Angulo is a Colombian journalist. Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She grew up...  more
  • Gregory Barker14

    Gregory Barker



    BirthplaceWorthing, United Kingdom

    Gregory Leonard George Barker, Baron Barker of Battle, (born 8 March 1966) is a British...  more
  • Oliver Joseph Lodge15

    Oliver Joseph Lodge

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1851-1940)

    BirthplacePenkhull, United Kingdom

    For the British poet and author (1878–1955), see Oliver W. F. Lodge Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, ...  more
  • Maurice Bishop16

    Maurice Bishop


    AgeDec. at 39 (1944-1983)


    Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the...  more
  • 17

    Christine Lee

    Editor, Biologist
    Christine Lee may refer to: Christine Lee (academic), British academic Christine Peng-Peng...  more
  • Robert Mugabe18

    Robert Mugabe



    BirthplaceZvimba District

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  • Wilfred Owen19

    Wilfred Owen

    Poet, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 25 (1893-1918)

    BirthplaceOswestry, United Kingdom

    Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and...  more

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  • Lionel Blue20

    Lionel Blue

    Rabbi, Actor


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

    Lionel Blue, (6 February 1930 – 19 December 2016) was a British Reform rabbi, journalist and...  more
  • 21



    Bethwell Allan Ogot is a historian from Kenya. He specialises in African history, research...  more
  • Ylenia Carrisi22
    Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi (born November 29, 1970 – missing since January 6, 1994) was the...  more

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  • William Hare23
    William Hare (born February 7, 1944, Leicester, UK) is a philosopher whose writings deal...  more
  • Aung San Suu Kyi24

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Pacifist, Civil rights activist


    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

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  • Bruce Dickinson25

    Bruce Dickinson

    Pilot, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWorksop, United Kingdom

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