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Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

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

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

List features graduates like Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, John Cleese.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of St Andrews?” and “Which celebrities are University of St Andrews alumni?”
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    Scientist and Inventor from United States of America. Educated in U.S.A. with M.B.A. in...  more
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    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton; 9 January 1982), is a...  more

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    James Sharp (4 May 1613 – 3 May 1679) was a Scottish minister, and later Archbishop of St...  more
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    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Actor, Voice acting
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss; September 8, 1981) is an American actor,...  more

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    John Cleese

    Comedian, Television producer
    John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more

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    John Witherspoon

    Clergy, Cleric
    John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scottish-American...  more
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    Ian McDiarmid

    Theatre Director, Actor
    Ian McDiarmid (; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director best known for...  more

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    Fay Weldon

    Novelist, Author
    Fay Weldon CBE FRSL (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist and playwright....  more
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    James Gregory

    Mathematician, Astronomer
    James Gregory FRS (November 1638 – October 1675) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer....  more
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    Sir Robert Aytoun or Ayton (1570–1638) was a Scottish poet....  more
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    Ian Bradley

    Journalist, Educator
    Ian Campbell Bradley (born 28 May 1950) is a retired British academic, author, theologian,...  more
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    Ian Sommerville

    Computer scientist
    Ian F. Sommerville, (born 23 February 1951) is a British academic. He is the author of a...  more
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    Russell Kirk

    Historian, Author
    Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist,...  more
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    Saba Douglas-Hamilton

    Journalist, Broadcaster
    Saba Iassa Douglas-Hamilton (born 7 June 1970) is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and...  more
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    James Wilson

    Politician, Lawyer
    James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the...  more
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    Iain Torrance

    Iain Richard Torrance, (born 13 January 1949) is a retired Church of Scotland minister,...  more
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    Andrew Lang

    Journalist, Novelist
    Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912 ) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic,...  more
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    James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman, poet and...  more
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    John Napier

    Mathematician, Physicist
    John Napier of Merchiston (; 1550 – 4 April 1617); also signed as Neper, Nepair; nicknamed...  more
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    Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA, FRSE, FAcSS is professor of historical geography at the...  more
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    John Knox (c. 1513 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was...  more
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    Adam Ferguson

    Chaplain, Philosopher
    Adam Ferguson, FRSE (Scottish Gaelic: Adhamh MacFhearghais), also known as Ferguson of Raith...  more
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    Malcolm Bruce

    Malcolm Gray Bruce, Baron Bruce of Bennachie, (born 17 November 1944) is a British Liberal...  more
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    John Scott Russell

    Architect, Engineer
    John Scott Russell FRSE FRS (9 May 1808, Parkhead, Glasgow – 8 June 1882, Ventnor, Isle of...  more