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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?”
  • 1
    Mahatma Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1869-1948)

    BirthplacePorbandar, India

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  • 2
    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

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  • 3
    Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceMvezo, South Africa

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  • 4
    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Businessperson, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1847-1922)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    B. R. Ambedkar

    B. R. Ambedkar

    Anthropologist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1891-1956)

    BirthplaceMhow, India

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  • 6
    Pete Doherty

    Pete Doherty

    Poet, Guitarist


    BirthplaceHexham, United Kingdom

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  • 7
    Greer Garson

    AgeDec. at 92 (1904-1996)

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • 8
    James Lovelock

    James Lovelock

    Futurist, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceLetchworth, United Kingdom

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  • 9
    Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 82 (1887-1969)

    BirthplaceEast Dulwich, London, United Kingdom

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  • 10
    Anthony R. Barringer

    Anthony R. Barringer

    Inventor, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1925-2009)

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  • 11
    Mike Lawlor

    Mike Lawlor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

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  • 12
    Tony Blankley

    Tony Blankley

    Editor, Child Actor

    AgeDec. at 64 (1948-2012)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • 13
    Sonia Uribe

    Sonia Uribe

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

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  • 14
    Gregory Barker

    Gregory Barker



    BirthplaceWorthing, United Kingdom

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  • 15
    Oliver Joseph Lodge

    Oliver Joseph Lodge

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1851-1940)

    BirthplacePenkhull, United Kingdom

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  • 16
    Maurice Bishop

    Maurice Bishop


    AgeDec. at 39 (1944-1983)


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  • 17

    Christine Lee

    Editor, Biologist
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  • 18
    Robert Mugabe

    Robert Mugabe



    BirthplaceZvimba District

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  • 19
    Wilfred Owen

    Wilfred Owen

    Poet, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 25 (1893-1918)

    BirthplaceEurasia, West Midlands, United Kingdom, Borough of Oswestry, England

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  • 20
    Lionel Blue

    Lionel Blue

    Rabbi, Actor


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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  • 22
    Ylenia Carrisi
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    William Hare
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  • 24
    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi

    Pacifist, Civil rights activist


    BirthplaceYangon, Myanmar

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    Bruce Dickinson

    Bruce Dickinson

    Pilot, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWorksop, United Kingdom

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