Balliol College, Oxford

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Adam Smith
(Economist)

Adam Smith
15
Birthdate: June 5, 1723
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died: July 17, 1790

 2 

Aldous Huxley
9
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
12
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
8
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 (1908-1916))

H. H. Asquith
2
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
15
Birthdate: February 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skaugum, Norway

 7 

Olav V of Norway
3
Birthdate: July 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: January 17, 1991
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 8 
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

 10 

William Beveridge
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rangpur, Bangladesh
Died: March 16, 1963

 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 
Yvette Cooper
(Political Leader)

Yvette Cooper
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland, UK

 13 
J. L. Austin
(Philosopher)

J. L. Austin
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: February 8, 1960

 14 
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)

 15 
John R Hicks
(Economist)

John R Hicks
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leamington Spa, England
Died: May 20, 1989

 16 
Adrian Carton de Wiart
(Military personnel)

Adrian Carton de Wiart
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels metropolitan area
Died: June 5, 1963

 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 
Denis Healey
(Politician)

Denis Healey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mottingham, London, England
Died: October 3, 2015

 20 
Boris Johnson
(Current Prime Minister of UK)

Boris Johnson
121
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 
Bob Rae
(25th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations)

Bob Rae
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 
Kim Beazley
(33rd Governor of Western Australia)

Kim Beazley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia

 23 

Rory Kinnear
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 
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

 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 
Matthew Syed
(Table tennis player, Sportscaster)

Matthew Syed
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England

 27 
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

 28 
Ghislaine Maxwell
(Socialite, Sex offender)

Ghislaine Maxwell
74
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 7, 1933

 30 
Robert Peston
(Former Business Editor of BBC News and Its Economics Editor)

Robert Peston
2
Birthdate: April 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

 31 
Leo Amery
(Politician)

Leo Amery
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gorakhpur, India
Died: September 16, 1955

 32 
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

 33 
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

 34 
Ernest Gellner
(Philosopher)

Ernest Gellner
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 5, 1995

 35 
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

 36 
Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)

Howard Marks
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: April 10, 2016

 37 
R. W. Southern
(Historian)

R. W. Southern
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: February 6, 2001

 38 

Peter Benenson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 25, 2005

 39 
Thomas Byles
(Priest)

Thomas Byles
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 15, 1912

 40 
Harold Nicolson
(Diplomat)

Harold Nicolson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: May 1, 1968

 41 
A. V. Dicey
(Jurist)

A. V. Dicey
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: April 7, 1922

 42 

Nicholas Katzenbach
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 8, 2012

 43 
Henry Sweet
(Linguist, University teacher)

Henry Sweet
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: April 30, 1912

 44 
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

 45 
Anthony Hope
(Novelist)

Anthony Hope
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lower Clapton, London, England
Died: July 8, 1933

 46 
Anthony Asquith
(Film director)

Anthony Asquith
0
Birthdate: November 9, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 20, 1968

 47 

Arthur Hugh Clough
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 13, 1861

 48 
Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
(English Statesman Known for His Role in the Formulation of British Government Policy between Mid-1890s & Early 1920s)

Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Giessen, Germany
Died: May 13, 1925

Victor Alexander Bruce, 9th earl of Elgin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Province of Canada
Died: January 18, 1917

 50 
Eric Hoskins
(Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care from 2014 to 2018)

Eric Hoskins
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Simcoe, Canada