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Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 27.5k views379 items

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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    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Scientist and Inventor from United States of America. Educated in U.S.A. with M.B.A. in...
  • 2
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton; 9 January 1982), is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #53 of 201 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With#26 of 409 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked

  • 3
    Prince William, Duke of Cambri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a... more on Wikipedia

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    A Day In The Life Of William And Kate#75 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

  • 4
    James Sharp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni
    James Sharp (4 May 1613 – 3 May 1679) was a Scottish minister, and later Archbishop of St... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age39

    BirthplaceBethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss; September 8, 1981) is an American actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Jonathan Taylor Thomas#16 of 119 The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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    John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    John Cleese

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age80

    BirthplaceEurasia, Weston-super-Mare, South West England, United Kingdom, North Somerset

    John Marwood Cleese (; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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    #34 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#209 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

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    John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    John Witherspoon

    Clergy, Cleric

    AgeDec. at 71 (1723-1794)

    BirthplaceGifford, United Kingdom

    John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scottish-American... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Ian McDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Ian McDiarmid

    Theatre Director, Actor

    Age76

    BirthplaceCarnoustie, United Kingdom

    Ian McDiarmid (; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    #294 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#36 of 61 The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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    Fay Weldon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Fay Weldon

    Novelist, Author

    Age89

    BirthplaceAlvechurch, England

    Fay Weldon CBE FRSL (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist and playwright.
  • 10
    James Gregory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    James Gregory

    Mathematician, Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 37 (1638-1675)

    BirthplaceDrumoak, United Kingdom

    James Gregory FRS (November 1638 – October 1675) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Robert Aytoun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni
    Sir Robert Aytoun or Ayton (1570–1638) was a Scottish poet.
  • 12
    Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Ian Bradley

    Journalist, Educator

    Age70

    BirthplaceBerkhamsted, England

    Ian Campbell Bradley (born 28 May 1950) is a retired British academic, author, theologian,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ian Sommerville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Ian Sommerville

    Computer scientist

    Age69

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow

    Ian F. Sommerville, (born 23 February 1951) is a British academic. He is the author of a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Russell Kirk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Russell Kirk

    Historian, Author

    AgeDec. at 76 (1918-1994)

    BirthplacePlymouth, Michigan

    Russell Amos Kirk (October 19, 1918 – April 29, 1994) was an American political theorist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Saba Douglas-Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Saba Douglas-Hamilton

    Journalist, Broadcaster

    Age50

    BirthplaceKenya

    Saba Iassa Douglas-Hamilton (born 7 June 1970) is a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    James Wilson

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 56 (1742-1798)

    BirthplaceCeres, United Kingdom

    James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the... more on Wikipedia

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    #22 of 87 The Best American Founding Fathers#169 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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    Iain Torrance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Iain Torrance

    Journalist

    Age71

    BirthplaceAberdeen, United Kingdom

    Iain Richard Torrance, (born 13 January 1949) is a retired Church of Scotland minister,... more on Wikipedia
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    Andrew Lang is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Andrew Lang

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 68 (1844-1912)

    BirthplaceSelkirk, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

    Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912 ) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic,... more on Wikipedia
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    James Graham, 1st Marquess of  is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    AgeDec. at 38 (1612-1650)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman, poet and... more on Wikipedia
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    John Napier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    John Napier

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 67 (1550-1617)

    BirthplaceMerchiston Tower, United Kingdom

    John Napier of Merchiston (; 1550 – 4 April 1617); also signed as Neper, Nepair; nicknamed... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles W. J. Withers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Age65

    Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA, FRSE, FAcSS is professor of historical geography at the... more on Wikipedia
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    John Knox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni
    John Knox (c. 1513 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Adam Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Adam Ferguson

    Chaplain, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 93 (1723-1816)

    BirthplaceLogierait, United Kingdom

    Adam Ferguson, FRSE (Scottish Gaelic: Adhamh MacFhearghais), also known as Ferguson of Raith... more on Wikipedia
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    Malcolm Bruce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    Malcolm Bruce

    Politician

    Age75

    BirthplaceBirkenhead, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Gray Bruce, Baron Bruce of Bennachie, (born 17 November 1944) is a British Liberal... more on Wikipedia
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    John Scott Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of St Andrews Alumni

    John Scott Russell

    Architect, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1808-1882)

    BirthplaceParkhead, United Kingdom

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