Trinity College

Discover the notable alumni of Trinity College. The list includes people like Ronny Chieng, Christopher Robin Milne, Ari Graynor, Claus von Bülow & Will McCormack. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, writers, leaders, intellectuals & academics and scientists etc.
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 1 
Jesse Watters
(Political Commentator Who Appeared on the Political Talk Show ‘The O'Reilly Factor’)
Jesse Watters
24
Birthdate: July 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Jesse Watters is best known for his aggressive ambush journalism and for his vox pop interviews featured in the "Watters' World” segment of the show The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News. A seasoned political commentator, he has also hosted the talk shows The Five and Outnumbered.

 2 
Sonia Gandhi
(President of Indian National Congress)
Sonia Gandhi
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lusiana, Lusiana Conco, Italy

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician and president of one of the most prominent Indian political parties, The Indian National Congress. As the president of Indian National Congress, which has been one of India's most successful political parties in the country's post-independence history, Sonia Gandhi remains one of the most powerful women in India.

 3 
Christopher Robin Milne
(Author)
Christopher Robin Milne
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 20, 1996
 4 
Rachel Platten
(Singer-songwriter)
Rachel Platten
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
John Henry Newman
(Theologian and Philosopher)
John Henry Newman
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom
Died: August 11, 1890

An important figure in the English religious history, John Henry Newman was a nineteenth century theologian, scholar and poet. Famed for leading the Oxford movement in the Church of England, he later switched to the Roman Catholic Church, eventually becoming the Cardinal Deacon of St. George in Velabro.  Also an influential educator and writer, he was canonized in October 2019.

 6 
Edward Albee
(Playwright)
Edward Albee
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: September 16, 2016
 7 
Caterina Scorsone
(Known for playing Dr. Amelia Shepherd on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2010–present))
Caterina Scorsone
6
Birthdate: October 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 8 
William Osler
(Canadian Physician and Co-Founder of ‘Johns Hopkins Hospital’)
William Osler
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Died: December 29, 1919

Johns Hopkins Hospital co-founder William Osler was also an avid historian. He redefined medical education with his emphasis on clinical experience and his book The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Born to a missionary father in Canada, he was to follow in his father’s footsteps but decided to study medicine instead.

 9 
Ronny Chieng
(Comedian)
Ronny Chieng
4
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 10 
Ari Graynor
(Actress)
Ari Graynor
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Claus von Bülow
(Lawyer)
Claus von Bülow
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 25, 2019
 12 
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

One of the most influential evolutionary biologists of his generation, John Maynard Smith was originally aeronautical engineer. Later, he took a second degree in genetics and did extensive research on subjects like population genetics and evolution of sex. Known for formalizing the central concept in evolutionary game theory, he introduced the evolutionarily stable strategy, impacting a wide variety of studies.  

 13 
Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: July 12, 1910

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

 14 
Brian F. O Byrne
(Film actor)
Brian F. O Byrne
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mullagh, County Cavan Mullagh, County Cavan Cavan, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British Social Anthropologist Who Developed the Theory of Structural Functionalism)
Alfred Radcliffe-Brown
2
Birthdate: January 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: October 24, 1955

Best known for his work on the pre-industrialized societies, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown visited Andaman Island and Western Australia to study the social structure of the people there, later writing two important books on them. A renowned scholar, he taught at various preeminent universities across the globe before returning to England to establish the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Oxford.

 16 
Erskine Hamilton Childers
(President)
Erskine Hamilton Childers
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: November 17, 1974
 17 
Henry Sidgwick
(British Philosopher and Economist Best Known in Philosophy for His Utilitarian Treatise 'The Methods of Ethics')
Henry Sidgwick
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Died: August 28, 1900

An influential English ethical philosopher and economist of the Victorian era, Henry Sidgwick is perhaps best known for his utilitarian treatise The Methods of Ethics. He promoted higher education of women and co-founded Newnham College. He remained a member of the Metaphysical Society and co-founded and served as first president of the Society for Psychical Research.

 18 
G. M. Trevelyan
(Historian)
G. M. Trevelyan
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
Died: July 21, 1962
 19 
William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw
(Who served in a wide number of Cabinet positions)
William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nairn, Scotland
Died: July 1, 1999
 20 
William Kingdon Clifford
(Mathematician)
William Kingdon Clifford
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: March 3, 1879
 21 
Clive Bell
(Art Critic)
Clive Bell
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Shefford, England
Died: September 18, 1964
 22 
Margaret MacMillan
(Canadian Historian and Professor at the University of Oxford)
Margaret MacMillan
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian historian and Oxford professor Margaret MacMillan is the great-granddaughter of former British prime minister David Lloyd George. Best known for her works such as Peacemakers and Women of the Raj, she is also a Royal Society of Literature fellow and has earned several honorary degrees.

 23 
Gareth Jones
(Journalist)
Gareth Jones
4
Birthdate: August 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barry, England
Died: August 12, 1935
 24 
Will McCormack
(Actor)
Will McCormack
1
Birthdate: January 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
 25 
Richard Borcherds
(Mathematician)
Richard Borcherds
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
 26 
John Cairncross
(British Civil Servant Who Was Accused of Being a Soviet Spy)
John Cairncross
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: October 8, 1995

British civil servant John Cairncross is remembered in history as one of the 5 men of the Cambridge spy ring who served as Soviet spies. He had to give up his civil service job amid accusations of him being a Soviet spy. He later began an academic career, teaching at Northwestern University.

 27 
George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
(Politician)
George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Kiplin, England
Died: April 15, 1632
 28 
Toby Young
(British Social Commentator)
Toby Young
2
Birthdate: October 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England

Toby Young is an English social commentator and associate editor of an online magazine named Quillette, where he has been contributing as a writer since 2017. Over the years, he has also worked for popular publications like The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. Toby Young is also credited with co-founding the now-defunct magazine Modern Review.

 29 
W. H. R. Rivers
(British Anthropologist, Neurologist, Ethnologist and Psychiatrist, Best Known for His Work Treating First World War Officers)
W. H. R. Rivers
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chatham, Kent, England
Died: June 4, 1922

English anthropologist and psychologist W. H. R. Rivers is best remembered for his work on the Todas of the Nilgiri Hills. A qualified physician, he also taught at Cambridge and worked extensively on medical psychology. One of his best-known works is Kinship and Social Organisation.

 30 
Thomas Gold
(American Astrophysicist and Professor Known for His ‘Steady-State Theory')
Thomas Gold
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 22, 2004

Austrian-born astrophysicist Thomas Gold is best-remembered for proposing the steady state theory of the universe and for his deep gas hypothesis through which he re-defined the abiogenic hypothesis and made it popular in the West. He served as professor of astronomy at Cornell University and remained a member of National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

 31 
Michael Ignatieff
(Former Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada (2008 - 2011))
Michael Ignatieff
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Distinguished Canadian author, academic and former politician Michael Ignatieff, who was named a Member of the Order of Canada, presently serves as rector and President of Central European University. Ignatieff made his mark in politics as Member of the Canadian Parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition.

 32 
John Steffensen
(Australian Former Track and Field Athlete)
John Steffensen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

One of Australia’s most well-known track and field athletes, John Steffensen has won more medals for his country than any other male sprinter. Apart from his two gold medals at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he also has an Olympic silver and a World Championship bronze in his kitty.

 33 
Dave Faulkner
(Musician)
Dave Faulkner
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
 34 
B. N. Rau
(Indian Civil Servant, Jurist, Diplomat and Statesman Known for His Key Role in Drafting the 'Constitution of India')
B. N. Rau
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Died: November 30, 1953

Indian civil servant and jurist B. N. Rau was one of the persons behind the drafting of the constitutions of India and Burma. He also served as a judge of the Bengal High Court and the Court of International Justice. He was also the Indian representative to the UN and was eventually knighted.

 35 
Josephus Daniels
(Newspaper Editor)
Josephus Daniels
1
Birthdate: May 18, 1862
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina, United States
Died: January 15, 1948
 36 
Arthur Hallam
(Poet)
Arthur Hallam
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 15, 1833
 37 
H. Saint John Philby
(Explorer)
H. Saint John Philby
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Badulla, Sri Lanka
Died: September 30, 1960
 38 
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
(Zoologist)
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: June 21, 1948

D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson was a Scottish mathematician, biologist, and classics scholar. A pioneer of mathematical biology, Thompson is best remembered for writing a book titled On Growth and Form, which is widely admired by architects, anthropologists, and biologists among others. Over the course of his illustrious career, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson received several prestigious awards like the Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal.

 39 
Joyce Cary
(Novelist)
Joyce Cary
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Londonderry, Ireland
Died: March 29, 1957
 40 
Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
(Former Viceroy and Governor-General of India (1910 - 1916) )
Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 2, 1944

Once the viceroy and governor-general of India, Lord Hardinge was the grandson of another governor-general, Henry Hardinge. His tenure witnessed the transfer of India’s capital from Calcutta to New Delhi. He was also instrumental in sending a large number of Indian soldiers to fight for Britain in World War I.

 41 
Arthur Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington
(King)
Arthur Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington
0
Birthdate: June 9, 1876
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 11, 1941
 42 
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce
(Historian)
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce
1
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: January 22, 1922
 43 
Lord Frederick Cavendishdish
(Politician)
Lord Frederick Cavendishdish
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1836
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 6, 1882
 44 
Arthur Quiller-Couch
(Writer)
Arthur Quiller-Couch
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 21, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bodmin, England
Died: May 12, 1944
 45 
William Stephen Raikes Hodson
(Military officer)
William Stephen Raikes Hodson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: March 11, 1858
 46 
Randall Davidson
(Priest)
Randall Davidson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1848
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 25, 1930
 47 
Thomas Lodge
(Writer)
Thomas Lodge
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1558 AD
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 1625
 48 
Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad
(Prince)
Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
 49 
William Smith O'Brien
(Politician)
William Smith O'Brien
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket on Fergus, Ireland
Died: June 18, 1864
 50 
Frederic W. H. Myers
(British Poet, Classicist, Philologist, and a Founder of the Society for Psychical Research)
Frederic W. H. Myers
1
Birthdate: February 6, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keswick, England
Died: January 17, 1901

Frederic W.H. Myers was a 19th-century classicist and a Victorian psychical researcher. The essayist’s best-known work remains his posthumously published 2-volume collection Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death. He also penned award-winning poems. Rumors claim he was homosexual but also had a relationship with his cousin's wife.