St John's College, Cambridge

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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.
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Thomas Hobbes
(Philosopher)
Thomas Hobbes
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Birthdate: April 5, 1588
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westport, Wiltshire, England
Died: December 4, 1679
 2 
Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
Douglas Adams
8
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 3 
Cecil Beaton
(Photographer)
Cecil Beaton
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: January 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: January 18, 1980
 4 
Jonah Hauer-King
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
 5 
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
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: October 18, 1865
 7 
Paul Ritter
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Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: April 5, 2021
 8 
Jamie Bamber
(Known for His Roles in the TV Series: Battlestar Galactica and Law & Order: UK)
Jamie Bamber
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
(Former Secretary of State of England (1596 - 1612))
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: May 24, 1612
 10 
John Ambrose Fleming
(British Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Invented the First 'Thermionic Valve' or 'Vacuum Tube')
John Ambrose Fleming
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Died: April 18, 1945
 11 
Samuel Butler
(Novelist)
Samuel Butler
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Langar, Nottinghamshire, England
Died: June 18, 1902
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 12, 1550
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hedingham Castle, England
Died: June 24, 1604
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1573
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cowdray, England
Died: November 10, 1624
 14 
William Gilbert
(Physician)
William Gilbert
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1544
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colchester , England, United Kingdom
Died: November 30, 1603
Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 12, 1641
 16 
Charles Algernon Parsons
(Anglo-Irish Engineer Best Known for His Invention of the 'Compound Steam Turbine')
Charles Algernon Parsons
0
Birthdate: June 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 11, 1931
 17 
John Gardner
(English Spy and Novelist, Best Known for His 'James Bond' Continuation Novels)
John Gardner
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Died: August 3, 2007
Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 16, 1885
 19 
George Darwin
(British Barrister, Astronomer and the Second Son of Naturalist Charles Darwin)
George Darwin
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 9, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Down House, Downe, Kent, England
Died: December 7, 1912
 20 
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
(Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1730
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wentworth, Yorkshire, England
Died: July 1, 1782
 21 
Rudolf Peierls
(Physicist)
Rudolf Peierls
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 19, 1995
 22 
James Joseph Sylvester
(Former Mathematician who made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics)
James Joseph Sylvester
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 15, 1897
 23 
John Vincent
(Writer)
John Vincent
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London , England
John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1593
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: December 25, 1676
 26 
Norman Heatley
(English Biochemist, Biologist and One of the Scientists Who Developed 'Penicillin')
Norman Heatley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Died: January 5, 2004
 27 
David Cox
(Statistician)
David Cox
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
 28 
T. E. Hulme
(Poet & Critic)
T. E. Hulme
3
Birthdate: September 16, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Endon, England
Died: September 28, 1917
 29 
Roger Ascham
(Scholar)
Roger Ascham
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1515 AD
Birthplace: Kirby Wiske, England
Died: December 30, 1568
 30 
Edward Victor Appleton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Died: April 21, 1965
 31 
Mervyn King
(Economist)
Mervyn King
0
Birthdate: March 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1536 AD
Birthplace: Withyham, England
Died: April 19, 1608
F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Skelton-on-Ure, England
Died: January 28, 1859
George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 27, 1870
Algernon Percy, 10th earl of Northumberland
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 29, 1602
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Essex House, London, England
Died: October 13, 1668
 36 
Henry Briggs
(Mathematician)
Henry Briggs
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 1, 1561
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warleywood, Yorkshire, England
Died: January 26, 1630
 37 
William Morgan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1545 AD
Birthplace: Penmachno, Wales
Died: September 10, 1604
Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1790
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 22, 1871
 39 
Douglas Hartree
(Mathematician)
Douglas Hartree
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: February 12, 1958
 40 
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend
(Military officer, Politician)
George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 28, 1724
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 14, 1807
 41 
Chris Brasher
(British Track and Field Athlete, Sports Journalist and Co-founder of the 'London Marathon')
Chris Brasher
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
Died: February 28, 2003
 42 
Samantha Davies
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1734
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hatfield, England
Died: November 19, 1796
Thomas Wriothesley, 4th earl of Southampton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 10, 1607
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Died: May 16, 1667
 45 
Augustus Edward Hough Love
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Weston-super-Mare, England
Died: June 5, 1940
 46 
Joseph Larmor
(British Physicist and Mathematician)
Joseph Larmor
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: County Antrim, Ireland
Died: May 19, 1942
 47 
Jayne Ozanne
(Evangelical known for LGBT activism)
Jayne Ozanne
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Guernsey
 48 
William Painter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: February 14, 1595
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Edward Henry Palmer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 10, 1882
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J. C. Squire
(Writer)
J. C. Squire
1
Birthdate: April 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: December 20, 1958