Eton College Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Eton College. The list includes people like Karl Marx, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, David Cameron, George Orwell & Christopher Lee. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, leaders, writers, miscellaneous and scientists 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 George Orwell

George Orwell.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 Boris Johnson

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

 3 Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author of James Bond Series
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964

 4 Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 7, 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 5 Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls.
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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming
Died: November 22, 1963
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 7 Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 8 P B Shelley

P B Shelley.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: England
Died: July 8, 1822

 9 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 10 John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946

 11 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: January 13, 2017

 12 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 1, 1769
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: September 14, 1852

 13 David Cameron

David Cameron.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
Birthdate: February 25, 1752
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: October 26, 1806

 17 Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy Thorpe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
Died: December 4, 2014

 18 Robert Walpole

Robert Walpole.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Prime Minister of Great Britain
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk
Died: March 18, 1745

 19 William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: May 19, 1898

 20 Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691

 21 William E. Gladstone

William E. Gladstone
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rodney Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: May 19, 1898

 22 Patrick Macnee

Patrick Macnee
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Listed In:
Famous As: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 23 Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 7, 1944

 24 Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Writer, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Birthdate: March 13, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fallodon, Northumberland, England
Died: July 17, 1845

 26 Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1959
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 27 Lord Frederick Windsor

Lord Frederick Windsor
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Famous As: Financial analyst
Birthdate: April 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Mary's Hospital

 28 Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 4, 2020

 29 George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield House, London, England
Died: July 11, 2011

 30 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The Great Commoner
Birthdate: November 15, 1708
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster
Died: May 11, 1778

 31 Frank Turner

Frank Turner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manama

 32 Justin Welby

Justin Welby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 33 Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy, Journalist
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: August 30, 1963

 34 Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Literary critic
Birthdate: December 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: July 30, 1771

 35 Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915

 36 Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby

Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: July 16, 1986

 37 Jonathan Aitken

Jonathan Aitken
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 38 Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Society figure
Birthdate: June 7, 1778
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 30, 1840

 39 Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist, Businessperson, University teacher, Patent inventor, Writer
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 40 Ian Ogilvy

Ian Ogilvy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 Birendra of Nepal

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah .
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Famous As: 11th King of Nepal
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Narayanhity Palace
Died: June 1, 2001

 42 Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull
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Famous As: Journalist, Presenter
Birthdate: January 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guildford

 43 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Foreign Secretary
Birthdate: February 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: August 22, 1903

 44 Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 22, 1707
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sharpham
Died: October 8, 1754

 45 John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich

John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30, 1792

 46 Arthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird

Arthur Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 16, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, England
Died: January 30, 1923

 47 Ben Goldsmith

Ben Goldsmith
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

 48 James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of the colony of Georgia
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785

 49 Mark Fiennes

Mark Fiennes
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, Illustrator
Birthdate: November 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland
Died: December 30, 2004

 50 Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood

Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: September 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 23, 1947
Founded by King Henry VI in 1440, Eton College provides quality education to young boys aged 13-18 years. Located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor, this boarding school for boys provides quality education along with high quality sporting and cultural activities. Getting an admission in this independent school is solely based on the student’s knowledge in the all- round activities and does not depend on his financial background. Unlike other colleges and universities, which produce actors, directors, cricketers and astronauts, Eton College has educated 19 Prime Ministers and generations of aristocracy. Robert Walpole, John Stuart, George Grenville, William Pitt the Elder, Frederick North, William Grenville are some of them. Apart from the Prime Ministers, distinguished personalities like Harry Lloyd, who is well known for his role as Viserys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones series made his television debut while studying at the Eton College. Alexander Guy Rushworth Loudon, popularly known as Alexander Loudon by the cricket audience worldwide captained the 1st XI, while studying at Eton. Also, Simons Woods, a product of the Eton College is an English actor who starred the Dr Harrison in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford. Other prominent Etonians who pursued their education in the Eton College include Ivo James Benedict Stourton, a British author and solicitor; Henry Blofeld, cricket commentator and journalist; Robin Dixon, a politician and an Olympic Games gold medal winner. Check out the other few celebrities who studied at the Eton College, Berkshire.