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Famous University Of Oxford Alumni

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

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

Alumni range from Kate Beckinsale to Emma Watson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Oxford?” and “Which celebrities are University of Oxford alumni?”
  • John Simon1

    John Simon

    As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, John invests in both new and existing...  more
  • Kate Beckinsale2

    Kate Beckinsale

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceFinsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

    Kathrin Romary Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model. After some...  more

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  • Emma Watson3

    Emma Watson

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceParis, France

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  • Dr. Seuss4

    Dr. Seuss

    Illustrator, Poet

    AgeDec. at 87 (1904-1991)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Theodor Seuss Geisel ( or (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American ...  more

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  • 5



    John E. Osborn is an American lawyer, life sciences and healthcare industry executive, and...  more
  • Stephen Hawking6

    Stephen Hawking

    Mathematician, Physicist


    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Stephen William Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) was an English theoretical...  more

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  • Rupert Murdoch7

    Rupert Murdoch

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

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  • 8
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  • Hugh Grant9

    Hugh Grant

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960) is an English actor and film producer. Grant has...  more

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  • Rachel Maddow10

    Rachel Maddow

    Commentator, Radio personality


    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America

    Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and...  more

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  • Dudley Moore11

    Dudley Moore

    Film Score Composer, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian,...  more

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  • Thomas L. Friedman12

    Thomas L. Friedman

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceSt. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States of America

    Thomas Loren Friedman (; born July 20, 1953) is an American political commentator and author....  more

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  • Fred Cohen13

    Fred Cohen

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  • Kris Kristofferson14

    Kris Kristofferson

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownsville

    Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American singer-songwriter and actor....  more

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  • Reid Hoffman15

    Reid Hoffman

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceStanford, California

    Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture...  more
  • Christopher Hitchens16

    Christopher Hitchens

    Commentator, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, United Kingdom

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  • David Cameron17

    David Cameron

    Spokesperson, Editor


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime...  more

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  • Indira Gandhi18

    Indira Gandhi


    AgeDec. at 67 (1917-1984)

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪraː ˈɡaːndʱiː] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917...  more

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  • Robert Frost19

    Robert Frost

    Poet, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 89 (1874-1963)


    Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was...  more

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  • Oscar Wilde20

    Oscar Wilde

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1854-1900)

    BirthplaceIreland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet...  more

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  • Cory Booker21

    Cory Booker

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior...  more

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    Adam de Wodeham


    AgeDec. at 58 (1300-1358)

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  • Benazir Bhutto23

    Benazir Bhutto


    AgeDec. at 54 (1953-2007)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

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  • George Will24

    George Will

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceChampaign, Illinois, United States of America

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    Adam Kendon

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