Eton College Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
George Orwell
52
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Hugh Laurie
(Known for His Role Dr. Gregory House on the TV series ‘House’)
Hugh Laurie
23
Birthdate: June 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964
 4 
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
 5 
P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: July 8, 1822
 6 
Harold Macmillan
(Former British Prime Minister)
Harold Macmillan
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Prince William
( Elder Son of King Charles III and His First Wife Diana)
Prince William
61
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
Prince Harry
(Younger Son of King Charles III and His First Wife Diana)
Prince Harry
61
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Eddie Redmayne
(English Actor Who is Known for His Roles in Biopics)
Eddie Redmayne
19
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
William Ewart Gladstone
(Prime Minister)
William Ewart Gladstone
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: May 19, 1898
 11 
Robert Walpole
(Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-42))
Robert Walpole
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk, England
Died: March 18, 1745
 12 
Robert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)
Robert Boyle
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691
 13 
Damian Lewis
25
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Dominic West
(Actor, Director and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Jimmy McNulty’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Dominic West
8
Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Prince Michael of Kent
(Member of the British Royal Family)
Prince Michael of Kent
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
 16 
Harry Lloyd
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
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
 18 
Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915
 19 
Randolph Churchill
(Son of Winston Churchill and Conservative Member of Parliament for Preston from 1940 to 1945)
Randolph Churchill
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 6, 1968
 20 
Charles Shaughnessy
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Shane Donovan’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Days of Our Lives’)
Charles Shaughnessy
6
Birthdate: February 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
John Graves Simcoe
(British Army General Who Founded the City of Toronto and Abolished Slavery in Canada)
John Graves Simcoe
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1752
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: October 26, 1806
 22 
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
(Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fallodon, Northumberland, England
Died: July 17, 1845
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York Cottage, England
Died: June 10, 1974
 24 
J.B.S. Haldane
(British Scientist Who Developed the Mathematical Theory of Population Genetics and One of the Founders of ‘Neo-Darwinism’)
J.B.S. Haldane
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: December 1, 1964
 25 
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
(British Ambassador to the United States (1940-46))
Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, Devon, England
Died: December 23, 1959
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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
 27 
Leopold III of Belgium
(King of Belgium from 1934 to 1951)
Leopold III of Belgium
5
Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: September 25, 1983
 28 
John Herschel
(British Polymath Known for His Invention of 'Blueprint')
John Herschel
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 7, 1792
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slough, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: May 11, 1871
 29 
Spencer Matthews
(Television personality)
Spencer Matthews
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
(One of the Leading British Generals in the American War of Independence)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1738
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grosvenor Square, London, England
Died: October 5, 1805
 31 
Julian Huxley
(Biologist)
Julian Huxley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1975
 32 
Beau Brummell
(Society figure)
Beau Brummell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1778
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 30, 1840
 33 
David Cameron
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
David Cameron
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield House, London, England
Died: July 11, 2011
 35 
Thomas Gray
(Poet, Writer, Literary critic)
Thomas Gray
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: July 30, 1771
 36 
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 30, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanpur, India
Died: November 14, 1914
 37 
Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 23, 1947
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Died: August 22, 1903
 39 
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
(British Former First Lord of the Admiralty)
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30, 1792
 40 
Jonathan Aitken
(Politician)
Jonathan Aitken
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 41 
James Oglethorpe
(Founder of the colony of Georgia)
James Oglethorpe
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785
 42 
Tom Parker Bowles
(Food Writer, Food Critic & Son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Andrew Parker Bowles)
Tom Parker Bowles
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
 43 
Ian Ogilvy
(Actor)
Ian Ogilvy
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
A. J. Ayer
(British Philosopher Known for His Promotion of Logical Positivism)
A. J. Ayer
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: June 27, 1989
 45 
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(British Photographer Best Known for His Portraits of World Notables)
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
14
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: January 13, 2017
 46 
Daniel  Massey
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: March 25, 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Lord North
(Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782)
Lord North
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piccadilly
Died: August 5, 1792
 48 
John Maynard Smith
(Mathematician, Evolutionary Biologist, Geneticist and One of the Founding Members of the 'University of Sussex')
John Maynard Smith
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 2004
Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 7, 1944
 50 
Bill Turnbull
(Journalist, Presenter)
Bill Turnbull
3
Birthdate: January 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guildford
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.