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List Rules People 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?”
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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician, Writer, Philosopher
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and ...more
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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, film director, producer, musician, screenwriter, and radio presenter. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a ...more
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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Peace activist
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more
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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more
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B. R. Ambedkar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Anthropologist, Politician, Historian
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social ...more
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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter
Peter "Pete" Doherty is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât ...more
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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor
Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during WWII, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws ...more
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James Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Futurist, Environmentalist, Professor
James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates ...more
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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
William Henry Pratt, better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of ...more
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Anthony R. Barringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Inventor, Geologist
Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer was a Canadian/American geophysicist. He made numerous contributions to mineral exploration technology. His most famous work was the development of the ...more
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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more
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Tony Blankley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Editor, Child Actor, Journalist
Anthony David "Tony" Blankley was an English-American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty ...more
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Sonia Uribe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Journalist, Model, Voice acting
Sonia Uribe Angulo is a Colombian journalist. Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She grew up in Texas. She attended the University of the Incarnate Word and received a Bachelor in ...more
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Gregory Barker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician
Gregory Leonard George "Greg" Barker is a British Conservative Party politician. In May 2010 he was appointed Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change.
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Oliver Joseph Lodge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures, Lodge coined the term ...more
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Maurice Bishop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Maurice Bishop Politician
Maurice Rupert Bishop was a Grenadian politician and revolutionary who seized power in a coup in 1979 from Eric Gairy and served as Prime Minister of the People's Revolutionary Government of ...more
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Christine Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Editor, Biologist, Educator
Christine Lee is an English medical researcher. She is Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia in the University of London, and founding Editor of Haemophilia. She trained in medicine at the ...more
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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician
Robert Gabriel Mugabe (21 February 1924 – 6 September 2019) was a Zimbabwean dictator who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He ...more
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Wilfred Owen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet, Soldier, Writer
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was ...more
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Lionel Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Rabbi, Actor
Lionel Blue is a British Reform rabbi, journalist and broadcaster. He was the first British rabbi publicly to declare his homosexuality. He is best known for his longstanding work with the ...more
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Bethwell A Ogot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Writer
Bethwell Allan Ogot is a historian from Kenya. He specialises in African history, research methods and theory. One of his works starts by saying that "to tell the story of a past so as to ...more
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Ylenia Carrisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi is the eldest daughter of Italian singers and actors Albano Carrisi and Romina Power. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, ...more
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William Hare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
William Hare is a philosopher whose writings deal primarily with problems in philosophy of education. He attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, 1955–62. After receiving his B.A. from the ...more
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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Pacifist, Civil rights activist, Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% ...more
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Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Pilot, Songwriter, Entrepreneur
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...more