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Check out the list of notable Harvard University alumni. Some of the notable Harvard University students are Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Trudeau, Ted Cruz, Theodore Roosevelt and Matt Damon.

Harvard is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the world. At some point of time we have all dreamed to be an alumnus of this premier educational institute. Founded in the year 1636, the Harvard University invariably stands among top 5 best universities /educational institutions in the world, year-after-year. Over several centuries since its formation, thousands of extraordinary and impressive students have walked through the halls of Harvard. These notable Harvard alumni have made their mark in various spheres of life. These accomplished individuals/alumni have shone in the field of politics, finance, science, art, entertainment, business, sports and more.

We know many successful political leaders, celebrities and business experts who have graduated from Harvard and that is the reason why many government agencies, top law firms and Fortune 500 companies make a beeline to recruit Harvard graduates. Some of the eminent personalities who were former students of Harvard are Bill Gates – the founder of the multi-Billion dollar ‘Microsoft’ corporation, actors Natalie Portman and Matt Damon, ‘Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is also an alumnus of Harvard.

Besides numerous successful businessmen, scientists, scholars, writers, there are many celebrity actors and artists that have also been Harvard alumni. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous Harvard students of all time, along with the field/area of their achievements. This list of notable Harvard University alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable Harvard alumni who made it to this list.
Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Quebec

Canadian

Libra

Ted CruzTed Cruz
(Politician)

22 December 1970

Calgary

American

Sagittarius

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt

27 October 1858

06 January 1919

New York City

American

Scorpio

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

Cambridge

American

Libra

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Israeli,American

Gemini

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
(Astrophysicist)

05 October 1958

Manhattan

American

Libra

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler

16 September 1971

Newton

American

Virgo

John AdamsJohn Adams
(2nd U.S. President)

30 October 1735

04 July 1826

Braintree

American

Scorpio

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
(Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America))

27 May 1923

Germany

American

Gemini

B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner

20 March 1904

18 August 1990

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
(Brother of President John F. Kennedy)

20 November 1925

06 June 1968

Brookline, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
(Political Activist, Attorney)

27 February 1934

Winsted, Connecticut, U.S

American

Pisces

J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer

22 April 1904

18 February 1967

New York City, United States

American

Taurus

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams

11 July 1767

23 February 1848

Braintree

American

Cancer

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
(American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet)

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

American

Gemini

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

27 August 1963

Great Barrington

Ghanaian

Pisces

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

American

Aries

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
(Actor, Director)

15 September 1946

San Saba, Texas, U.S

American

Virgo

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
(Mayor of New York City)

14 February 1942

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

American

Aquarius

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
(Banker)

12 June 1915

New York City

American

Gemini

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
(Newspaper Baron)

29 April 1863

14 August 1951

San Francisco

American

Taurus

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
(Former CEO of Microsoft)

24 March 1956

Detroit

American

Aries

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

27 December 2007

Karachi

Pakistani

Gemini

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

William JamesWilliam James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)

11 January 1842

26 August 1910

New York City, New York

American

Capricorn

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Pisces

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

05 February 1914

02 August 1997

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Surat

Indian

Capricorn

John HancockJohn Hancock

23 January 1737

08 October 1793

Quincy, Province of Massachusetts Bay

American

Aquarius

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
(Conductor (New York Philharmonic))

25 August 1918

14 October 1990

Lawrence

American

Virgo

Rutherford B. HayesRutherford B. Hayes
(President of the U.S.A)

04 October 1822

17 January 1893

Delaware

American

Libra

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein

03 February 1874

27 July 1946

Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aquarius

Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
(Actress)

28 September 1967

New York, New York, U.S.

American

Libra

Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
(Philosopher)

15 July 1930

09 October 2004

El Biar, French Algeria

French

Cancer

Pete SeegerPete Seeger

03 May 1919

27 January 2014

Manhattan

American

Taurus

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

15 October 1964

Indiana

American

Gemini

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
(Business Tycoon)

05 June 1941

Brookline

American

Gemini

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
(Imam of Nizari Ismailism)

13 December 1936

Geneva

British

Sagittarius

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman)

13 July 1864

15 April 1912

Rhinebeck

American

Cancer

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

28 September 2016

Wiszniew, Poland

Israeli

Leo

Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)

04 April 1884

18 April 1943

Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan

Japanese

Aries

Norman MailerNorman Mailer
(Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer)

31 January 1923

10 November 2007

Long Branch

American

Aquarius

Edward SaidEdward Said

01 November 1935

25 September 2003

American

Scorpio

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac
(Politician, Ex-President of France, Ex-Prime Minister of France and Ex-Mayor of Paris)

29 November 1932

Paris

French

Sagittarius

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer

09 April 1928

New York, Manhattan

American

Aries

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

28 December 2004

New York City

American

Capricorn

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
(Biologist)

10 June 1929

Birmingham

American

Gemini

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
(14th Prime Minister of Canada)

23 April 1897

27 December 1972

Newtonbrook, Toronto, Ontario

Canadian

Taurus

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett

28 March 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

American

Aries

John KeyJohn Key
(Prime Minister of New Zealand)

09 August 1961

Auckland

New Zealander

Leo

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
(Poet)

14 October 1894

03 September 1962

Cambridge, Massachusetts

American

Libra

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State)

29 October 1938

Monrovia

Liberian

Scorpio

Al FrankenAl Franken

21 May 1951

New York City

American

Taurus

Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey
(Sexologist)

23 June 1894

25 August 1956

Hoboken

American

Cancer

Cotton MatherCotton Mather
(Church Minister)

12 February 1663

13 February 1728

Boston

American

Aquarius

Arne DuncanArne Duncan

06 November 1964

Chicago

American

Scorpio

John UpdikeJohn Updike

18 March 1932

27 January 2009

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

Michael PorterMichael Porter
(Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker and Teacher)

23 May 1947

Ann Arbor

American

Gemini

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II

05 February 1900

14 July 1965

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

24 December 2008

New York City

American

Aries

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
(Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist)

16 December 1863

26 September 1952

Madrid

Spanish,American

Sagittarius

Jared DiamondJared Diamond
(Scientist & Author)

10 September 1937

Boston, Massachusetts, US

American

Virgo

Jorge Paulo LemannJorge Paulo Lemann
(Banker)

26 August 1939

Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian

Virgo

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan
(Author)

10 August 1963

Godstone

British

Leo

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss,British

Sagittarius

Thomas KuhnThomas Kuhn

18 July 1922

17 June 1996

Cincinnati

American

Cancer

Charles SumnerCharles Sumner
(Politician)

06 January 1811

11 March 1874

Boston

American

Capricorn

Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
(Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People")

24 October 1932

16 July 2012

Salt Lake City

American

Scorpio

Syngman RheeSyngman Rhee
(Statesman)

26 March 1875

19 July 1965

Haeju

Korean

Aries

Edward GoreyEdward Gorey

22 February 1925

15 April 2000

Chicago

American

Pisces

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
(72nd Governor of Massachusetts)

13 November 1956

Elmira, New York, U.S.

American

Scorpio

J. P. Morgan, Jr.J. P. Morgan, Jr.
(Banker)

07 September 1867

13 March 1943

New York City

American

Virgo

Philip JohnsonPhilip Johnson
(Architect)

08 July 1906

25 January 2005

Cleveland

American

Cancer

Maya LinMaya Lin
(Designer)

05 October 1959

Athens

American

Libra

James RooseveltJames Roosevelt
(United States Congressman, US Military Officer, Businessman)

23 December 1907

13 August 1991

New York City, New York

American

Capricorn

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson
(Economist)

15 May 1915

13 December 2009

Gary

American

Taurus

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg

03 May 1933

New York City, USA

American

Taurus

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
(First to introduce the concept of Cold War)

23 September 1889

14 December 1974

New York City

American

Virgo

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Writer, Physician)

29 August 1809

07 October 1894

Cambridge

American

Virgo

Alan KeyesAlan Keyes
(Activist)

07 August 1950

Long Island

American

Leo

Philip Warren AndersonPhilip Warren Anderson
(Physicist)

13 December 1923

Indianapolis

American

Sagittarius

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
(Poet)

02 October 1879

02 August 1955

Reading

American

Libra

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer

26 October 1959

North Adams, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
(First African-American to explore the North Pole)

08 August 1866

09 March 1955

Nanjemoy

American

Leo

Broderick CrawfordBroderick Crawford
(Actor)

09 December 1911

26 April 1986

Philadelphia

American

Sagittarius

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich

16 May 1929

27 March 2012

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

American

Taurus

Elbridge GerryElbridge Gerry

17 July 1744

23 November 1814

Marblehead

American

Cancer

Alan LomaxAlan Lomax
(Folklorist)

31 January 1915

19 July 2002

Austin

American

Aquarius

Learned HandLearned Hand
(Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher)

27 January 1872

18 August 1961

Albany

American

Aquarius

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
(Newspaper Editor & Journalist)

26 August 1921

21 October 2014

Boston

American

Virgo

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Birendra of Nepal
(11th King of Nepal)

28 December 1945

01 June 2001

Narayanhity Palace

Nepalese

Capricorn

Joseph JoffreJoseph Joffre

12 January 1852

03 January 1931

Rivesaltes, Roussillon, France

French

Capricorn

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche
(American Political Scientist and Diplomat)

07 August 1903

09 December 1971

Detroit

American

Leo

Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

15 October 1917

28 February 2007

Columbus

American

Libra

Ogden NashOgden Nash
(Poet)

19 August 1902

19 March 1971

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

American

Leo

Tom RidgeTom Ridge
(Former Governor of Pennsylvania, Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives)

26 August 1945

Munhall

American

Virgo

Edwin H. LandEdwin H. Land
(Scientist)

07 May 1909

01 March 1991

Bridgeport

American

Taurus

Sunil Bharti MittalSunil Bharti Mittal
(Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprise)

23 October 1957

Ludhiana

Indian

Libra

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