Balliol College, Oxford

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Discover the notable alumni of Balliol College, Oxford. The list includes people like George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Chris Patten, William Beveridge, Seretse Khama & Rory Kinnear. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, writers, intellectuals & academics, leaders and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Adam Smith
(18th Century Scottish Economist Who is Considered the Father of Modern Economics)
Adam Smith
27
Birthdate: June 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: July 17, 1790
 2 
Aldous Huxley
(Writer and Philosopher Best Known for His Novels: ‘Brave New World’, ‘Island’ and ‘Point Counter Point’)
Aldous Huxley
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming, England
Died: November 22, 1963
 3 
Christopher Hitchens
(British-American Author Who is Known for Excoriating Criticisms of Public Contemporary Figures)
Christopher Hitchens
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: December 15, 2011
 4 
George Stephanopoulos
(Co-Anchor of ABC TV Show 'Good Morning America')
George Stephanopoulos
9
Birthdate: February 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
H. H. Asquith
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916)
H. H. Asquith
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morley, England
Died: February 1, 1928
 6 
Harald V of Norway
(King of Norway)
Harald V of Norway
16
Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway
 7 
Olav V of Norway
(Former King of Norway (1957 - 1991))
Olav V of Norway
5
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991
 8 
Rory Stewart
(British Politician Who Served as Minister in Theresa May's Cabinet)
Rory Stewart
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
 9 
Seretse Khama
(Politician)
Seretse Khama
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serowe, Botswana
Died: July 13, 1980
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kedleston, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 20, 1925
 11 
Julian Huxley
(Biologist)
Julian Huxley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1975
 12 
William Beveridge
(British Economist and Liberal Politician)
William Beveridge
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangpur, Bangladesh
Died: March 16, 1963
 13 
Dan Snow
(Best Known as the Host of BBC History Shows Like Battlefield Britain and Montezuma)
Dan Snow
0
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 14 
J. L. Austin
(Philosopher of Language Best Known for Developing the 'Theory of Speech Acts')
J. L. Austin
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: February 8, 1960
 15 
Yvette Cooper
(Political Leader)
Yvette Cooper
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, UK
 16 
John R Hicks
(One of the Most Influential Economists of the 20th Century and 1972 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)
John R Hicks
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warwick, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 20, 1989
 17 
Rachel Luttrell
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Edward Heath
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970-1974))
Edward Heath
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 17, 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
(Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhopal, India
Died: September 22, 2011
 20 
Boris Johnson
(Current Prime Minister of UK)
Boris Johnson
127
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Denis Healey
(Politician)
Denis Healey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mottingham, London, England
Died: October 3, 2015
 22 
Ghislaine Maxwell
(Socialite, Sex offender)
Ghislaine Maxwell
76
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France
 23 
Hilaire Belloc
(Poet and Author Best Known for His Humorous Poem ‘Cautionary Tales for Children’)
Hilaire Belloc
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
Died: July 16, 1953
 24 
Rory Kinnear
(Stage and Film Actor Known for His Role of 'Bill Tanner' in Numerous James Bond Films)
Rory Kinnear
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
George Steiner
(Literary critic, Essayist, Philosopher, Novelist)
George Steiner
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: February 3, 2020
 26 
John Templeton
(Investor)
John Templeton
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 8, 2008
 27 
Adrian Carton de Wiart
(British Army officer)
Adrian Carton de Wiart
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: June 5, 1963
 28 
Nevil Shute
(Best Known for His Novels, Which Often Have an Aviation Theme)
Nevil Shute
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ealing, Middlesex , England
Died: January 12, 1960
 29 
Matthew Syed
(Table tennis player, Sportscaster)
Matthew Syed
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
 30 
Robert Peston
(Political Editor of 'ITV News' and Host of the Weekly Political Discussion Show 'Peston')
Robert Peston
2
Birthdate: April 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 7, 1933
 32 
Leo Amery
(Politician)
Leo Amery
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
Died: September 16, 1955
Shoghi Effendi Rabbānī
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: ʿAkko, Israel
Died: November 4, 1957
 34 
Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)
Howard Marks
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: April 10, 2016
 35 
L.P. Hartley
(Novelist)
L.P. Hartley
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Whittlesey, England
Died: December 13, 1972
 36 
Olaf Stapledon
(British Philosopher and Author of Science Fiction)
Olaf Stapledon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Died: September 6, 1950
 37 
Ernest Gellner
(British-Czech Philosopher and Social Anthropologist)
Ernest Gellner
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 5, 1995
 38 
Kim Beazley
(33rd Governor of Western Australia)
Kim Beazley
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
 39 
Bob Rae
(25th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations)
Bob Rae
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Robert Reed, Baron Reed of Allermuir
(President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom)
Robert Reed, Baron Reed of Allermuir
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scotland
 41 
R. W. Southern
(Historian)
R. W. Southern
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: February 6, 2001
 42 
Peter Benenson
(British Lawyer, Human Rights Activist and the Founder of Human Rights Group Amnesty International (AI))
Peter Benenson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 25, 2005
 43 
A. V. Dicey
(British Whig Jurist and Constitutional Theorist)
A. V. Dicey
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: April 7, 1922
 44 
Harold Nicolson
(Member of Parliament for Leicester West (1935 -1945))
Harold Nicolson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: May 1, 1968
 45 
Thomas Byles
(Priest)
Thomas Byles
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 15, 1912
 46 
Nicholas Katzenbach
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 8, 2012
 47 
R. H. Tawney
(British Economic Historian, Social Critic, Ethical Socialist and Christian Socialist)
R. H. Tawney
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: January 16, 1962
 48 
Adam von Trott zu Solz
(Lawyer, Diplomat)
Adam von Trott zu Solz
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: August 26, 1944
 49 
Anthony Hope
(British Novelist and Playwright Known for His Work 'The Prisoner of Zenda')
Anthony Hope
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lower Clapton, London, England
Died: July 8, 1933
 50 
Henry Sweet
(Linguist, University teacher)
Henry Sweet
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 30, 1912