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Check out the list of notable Cambridge University alumni. Some of the notable Cambridge University students are Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Charles Darwin, Charles, Prince of Wales and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The University of Cambridge, located in England, is a name which is popular in most households around the world. Doesn’t this speak volumes about its popularity? This notable institution known for imparting an outstanding quality of education was founded in 1209. It is also famous for being the ‘fourth oldest university in the world’. As of 2015, more than 19,000 students had enrolled at this world famous institution. Apart from its lush green campus, a library with an interesting collection of a million books and its highly qualified staff, the university is also famous for its notable alumni. Some of these individuals who studied at Cambridge are even important names in history books. Legendary scientists Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking are former students of this renowned institution. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is being taught to students all over the world and has also significantly helped scientists involved in further research on the subject. Stephen Hawking is not only known for his contributions to the field of science, but is also considered one among the few immensely influential people around the world today. Hawking’s life also inspired the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Theory Of Everything’, which earned a lot of accolades. ‘Borat’ star Sasha Baron Cohen, acclaimed actor Stephen Fry and Hollywood star Rachel Weisz are a few other eminent personalities who studied at the University of Cambridge. We have compiled a list which consists of noteworthy celebrities who were former students of University of Cambridge. This might just inspire you to work harder to secure a place at this world famous university.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Alan TuringAlan Turing
(Computer Scientist)

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

British

Cancer

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

British

Aquarius

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
(Actor)

13 October 1971

Hammersmith

British

Libra

Lord ByronLord Byron
(Poet, Politician)

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

Dover, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Ian McKellenIan McKellen
(British Actor)

25 May 1939

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

British

Gemini

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie

19 June 1947

Mumbai

British

Gemini

Stephen FryStephen Fry
(Comedian, Actor)

24 August 1957

Hampstead, London, England, UK

British

Virgo

David AttenboroughDavid Attenborough
(Broadcaster, Naturalist)

08 May 1926

Isleworth

British

Taurus

John CleeseJohn Cleese
(Actor & Comedian)

27 October 1939

Weston-super-Mare

British

Scorpio

J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer

22 April 1904

18 February 1967

New York City, United States

American

Taurus

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson

15 April 1959

Paddington

British

Aries

Milo YiannopoulosMilo Yiannopoulos
(Journalist)

18 October 1984

Kent, United Kingdom

British

Libra

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

British,Welsh

Taurus

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

American

Aries

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

29 April 1951

Vienna

Austrian

Taurus

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
(Physicist, Chemist)

30 August 1871

19 October 1937

Brightwater, New Zealand

New Zealander,British

Virgo

John Maynard KeynesJohn Maynard Keynes
(Economist)

05 June 1883

21 April 1946

CambridgeApril

British

Gemini

Thomas MertonThomas Merton
(Writer)

31 January 1915

10 December 1968

Prades

French,British,American

Aquarius

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
(Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner)

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester, Lancashire, UK

British

Sagittarius

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

London

British

Aries

Francis GaltonFrancis Galton
(Polymath)

16 February 1822

17 January 1911

Birmingham

British

Aquarius

John MiltonJohn Milton
(Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the Commonwealth of England.)

09 December 1608

08 November 1674

Cheapside, City of London, United Kingdom

British

Sagittarius

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
(Novelist)

22 April 1899

02 July 1977

Saint Petersburg

American,Russian

Taurus

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

21 May 1991

Mumbai

Indian

Leo

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)

16 September 1923

23 March 2015

Singapore, Straits Settlements

Singaporean

Virgo

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose

30 November 1858

23 November 1937

Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)

Indian

Sagittarius

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

15 July 1950

Athens, Greece

American

Cancer

James WatsonJames Watson
(Molecular Biologist)

06 April 1928

Chicago

American

Aries

Henri Cartier-BressonHenri Cartier-Bresson
(Photographer and Painter)

22 August 1908

03 August 2004

Chanteloup-en-Brie, France

French

Leo

James ChadwickJames Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)

20 October 1891

24 July 1974

Bollington

British

Libra

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

18 January 1882

31 January 1956

Kilburn, London

British

Capricorn

Samuel PepysSamuel Pepys
(Member of Parliament)

23 February 1633

26 May 1703

Kingdom of England

British

Pisces

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
(Writer)

01 January 1879

07 June 1970

Marylebone

British

Capricorn

Alfred Marshall Alfred Marshall
(Economist)

26 July 1842

13 July 1924

Bermondsey

British

Leo

Har Gobind KhoranaHar Gobind Khorana

09 January 1922

09 November 2011

Punjab, India

American

Capricorn

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
(Poet)

03 August 1887

23 April 1915

Rugby

British

Leo

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
(Astronomer)

28 December 1882

22 November 1944

Kendal

British

Capricorn

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
(Physicist)

14 February 1869

15 November 1959

Midlothian, Scotland

British

Aquarius

Mihajlo Idvorski PupinMihajlo Idvorski Pupin
(Physicist)

09 October 1858

12 March 1935

Idvor

Serbian

Libra

Sir Richard StoneSir Richard Stone
(Economist)

30 August 1913

06 December 1991

London

British

Virgo

Sam MendesSam Mendes
(Theatre director, Film director, Television director, Television producer)

01 August 1965

Reading

British

Leo

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
(Actor, Comedian, Television presenter)

15 September 1972

London

Irish,British

Virgo

Graham ChapmanGraham Chapman
(Comedian, Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor)

08 January 1941

04 October 1989

Leicester

British

Capricorn

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
(Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary critic)

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

British

Libra

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic)

21 July 1911

31 December 1980

Edmonton

Canadian

Cancer

Dian FosseyDian Fossey
(Anthropologist, Primatologist, Ethologist, Zoologist, Scientist, Academic, Writer)

16 January 1932

26 December 1985

San Francisco

American

Capricorn

Homi J. BhabhaHomi J. Bhabha
(Physicist)

30 October 1909

24 January 1966

Mumbai

Indian

Scorpio

Lily ColeLily Cole
(Actor, Model)

27 December 1987

Torquay

British

Capricorn

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

08 February 1999

Dublin

Irish

Cancer

Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell
(Astronomer, Astrophysicist)

15 July 1943

Belfast

British

Cancer

Griff Rhys JonesGriff Rhys Jones
(Actor, Comedian)

16 November 1953

Cardiff

British

Scorpio

Michael FoaleMichael Foale
(Astronaut, Astrophysicist, Physicist)

06 January 1957

Louth

American

Capricorn

Alistair CookeAlistair Cooke
(Journalist, Television presenter, Radio personality, Writer)

20 November 1908

30 March 2004

Salford

British,American

Scorpio

Ray DolbyRay Dolby
(Engineer, Inventor, Audio engineer, Electrical engineer, Patent inventor)

18 January 1933

12 September 2013

Portland

American

Capricorn

Nicholas HytnerNicholas Hytner
(Theatre director, Film director)

07 May 1956

Didsbury

British

Taurus

Patrick Blackett, Baron BlackettPatrick Blackett, Baron Blackett
(Politician, Physicist, Scientist)

18 November 1897

13 July 1974

Kensington

British

Scorpio

Joseph John ThomsonJoseph John Thomson
(Mathematician, Physicist)

18 December 1856

30 August 1940

Manchester

British

Sagittarius

Herbert Marshall McLuhanHerbert Marshall McLuhan
(Futurist, Educator, Author)

21 July 1911

31 December 1980

Edmonton

Canadian

Cancer

Peter HallPeter Hall
(actor, theatre director, film director, artist)

22 November 1930

Bury St Edmunds

British

Scorpio

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