Oxford University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of The University of Oxford. The list includes people like Stephen Hawking, Edward VII, Kate Beckinsale, Emma Watson & Theresa May. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, leaders 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 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking.
18
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Emma Watson

Emma Watson.
23
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress, Activist
Birthdate: April 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien.
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973

 4 Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss.
2
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 24, 1991

 5 Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde.
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900

 6 Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale.
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 7 Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg.
7
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
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 8 Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: November 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: October 31, 1984

 9 C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis.
0
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 22, 1963
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Harper Lee

Harper Lee.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville
Died: February 19, 2016

 11 Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher.
27
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: April 8, 2013
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 Theresa May

Theresa May.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Robert Frost

Robert Frost.
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: January 29, 1963

 14 Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll.
2
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 1898

 15 Amal Clooney

Amal Alamuddin.
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer, Activist
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 Imran Khan

Imran Khan.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 17 Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley.
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming
Died: November 22, 1963
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 18 Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Journalist, Activist, Human Rights Lawyer
Birthdate: December 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Kayleigh McEnany

Kayleigh McEnany.
12
Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift.
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Satirist
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745

 21 Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall.
1
Famous As: Primatologist
Birthdate: April 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 22 J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty.
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
Died: June 6, 1976

 23 Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 24 Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson.
5
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 William Morris

William Morris.
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

 26 Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee.
5
Famous As: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England

 27 Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton.
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Bill Clinton's Daughter
Birthdate: February 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Little Rock
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 28 Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow.
7
Famous As: American television host
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 29 Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper.
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 30 John Le Carré

John Le Carré
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England

 31 Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former PM & President of Zimbabwe
Birthdate: February 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Died: September 6, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 32 Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie.
4
Famous As: Former Emperor of Ethiopia
Birthdate: July 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ejersa Goro, Imperial Ethiopia
Died: August 27, 1975
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 33 Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson.
9
Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: December 27, 2007

 35 W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England
Died: September 29, 1973

 36 Henry Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene.
0
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991

 37 John Donne

John Donne.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, lawyer, satirist
Birthdate: January 22, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631

 38 Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens.
3
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth
Died: December 15, 2011

 39 V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaguanas
Died: August 11, 2018

 40 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 22, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Budleigh
Died: October 29, 1618

 41 Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper West Side, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 42 Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Coren Mitchell.
0
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: August 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 43 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan.
3
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)

 44 Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke.
1
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Died: March 3, 1703

 45 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Larkana
Died: April 4, 1979

 46 Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor of Louisiana
Birthdate: June 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baton Rouge
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore.
0
Birthdate: April 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charing Cross, London, England
Died: March 27, 2002
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 48 Michael Palin

Michael Palin.
1
Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 49 Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi, India
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 50 Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham.
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 15, 1748
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spitalfields
Died: June 6, 1832
There are hardly a few people around the world who haven’t heard of the Oxford University, such is its reputation. Although no sources could accurately confirm the date the university started, it is believed that an institution existed on the site its current campus is located, even back in 1096. Most people know about the great quality of education that Oxford imparts to its students, but the university is also famous for its notable alumni. The university has produced more than 20 Nobel Laureates. Not many know that 28 Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom had once studied at this world renowned university. Former American president Bill Clinton, acclaimed writers Oscar Wilde, C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien as well as Hollywood actor Hugh Grant. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had been in the news for his resignation recently, is also an alumnus of this great institution. The literary works of Wilde, Lewis and Tolkien have received acclaim worldwide and some of these works have even been adapted as films. Hollywood blockbusters like ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ are adaptations of Tolkien’s novels. Oscar Wilde’s short stories, which were penned years ago are appreciated even today. Here’s the list of distinguished personalities from around the world who were once students of the world famous Oxford University. Many of these individuals have certainly made their alma mater pretty proud with their outstanding accomplishments.