St John's College, Cambridge

Discover the notable alumni of St John's College, Cambridge. The list includes people like Paul Ritter, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford & Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, miscellaneous, scientists, intellectuals & academics and writers 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 Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 5, 1588
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westport, Wiltshire, England
Died: December 4, 1679

 2 Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 3 Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: January 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: January 18, 1980

 4 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 20, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: October 18, 1865

 5 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: May 24, 1612

 6 Paul Ritter

Paul Ritter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: April 5, 2021

 7 Jonah Hauer-King

Jonah Hauer-King
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
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 8 William Gilbert

William Gilbert
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 24, 1544
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colchester , England
Died: November 30, 1603

 9 John Ambrose Fleming

John Ambrose Fleming
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: April 18, 1945

 10 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: October 6, 1573
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cowdray, England
Died: November 10, 1624

 11 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: April 12, 1550
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hedingham Castle, England
Died: June 24, 1604

 12 Samuel Butler

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: June 18, 1902

 13 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford

Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: April 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 12, 1641

 14 Charles Algernon Parsons

Charles Algernon Parsons
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 11, 1931

 15 David Cox

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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 16 John Gardner

John Gardner
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: November 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Died: August 3, 2007

 17 Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn

Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Field marshal
Birthdate: April 6, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 16, 1885

 18 George Darwin

George Darwin
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: July 9, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Down House, Downe, Kent, England
Died: December 7, 1912

 19 John Vincent

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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London , England

 20 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: May 13, 1730
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
Died: July 1, 1782

 21 James Joseph Sylvester

James Joseph Sylvester
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Former Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics
Birthdate: September 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 15, 1897

 22 Rudolf Peierls

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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 19, 1995

 23 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Courtier
Birthdate: December 16, 1593
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: December 25, 1676

 24 Norman Heatley

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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: January 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodbridge, England
Died: January 5, 2004

 25 John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley

John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 26 T. E. Hulme

T. E. Hulme
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Famous As: Poet & Critic
Birthdate: September 16, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Endon, England
Died: September 28, 1917

 27 Edward Victor Appleton

Edward Victor Appleton
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Died: April 21, 1965

 28 Roger Ascham

Roger Ascham
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 1515 AD
Birthplace: Kirby Wiske, England
Died: December 30, 1568

 29 Mervyn King

Mervyn King
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England

 30 Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1536 AD
Birthplace: Withyham, England
Died: April 19, 1608

 31 Algernon Percy, 10th earl of Northumberland

Algernon Percy, 10th earl of Northumberland
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: September 29, 1602
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Essex House, London, England
Died: October 13, 1668

 32 George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon

George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 12, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 27, 1870

 33 F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Skelton-on-Ure, England
Died: January 28, 1859

 34 Henry Briggs

Henry Briggs
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 1, 1561
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warleywood, Yorkshire, England
Died: January 26, 1630

 35 Douglas Hartree

Douglas Hartree
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: February 12, 1958

 36 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend

George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer, Politician
Birthdate: February 28, 1724
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 14, 1807

 37 Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough

Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1790
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 22, 1871

 38 Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1734
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hatfield, England
Died: November 19, 1796

 39 Samantha Davies

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sailor
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England

 40 Thomas Wriothesley, 4th earl of Southampton

Thomas Wriothesley, 4th earl of Southampton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noble
Birthdate: March 10, 1607
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: May 16, 1667

 41 Augustus Edward Hough Love

Augustus Edward Hough Love
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: April 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: June 5, 1940

 42 Joseph Larmor

Joseph Larmor
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: County Antrim, Ireland
Died: May 19, 1942

 43 William Painter

William Painter
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: February 14, 1595

 44 Edward Henry Palmer

Edward Henry Palmer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: August 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 10, 1882

 45 Jayne Ozanne

Jayne Ozanne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelical known for LGBT activism
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Guernsey

 46 J. C. Squire

J. C. Squire
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: December 20, 1958

 47 Sir John Eldon Gorst

Sir John Eldon Gorst
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 24, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: April 4, 1916

 48 Alfred Domett

Alfred Domett
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: May 20, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell Grove, London, England
Died: November 2, 1887

 49 Henry Ainsworth

Henry Ainsworth
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1571 AD
Birthplace: Swanton Morley, England
Died: 1622 AD

 50 John Cheke

John Cheke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: June 16, 1514
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: September 13, 1557