Trinity College, Cambridge Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge. The list includes people like Edward VII, Isaac Newton, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Jawaharlal Nehru & Rajiv Gandhi. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, intellectuals & academics, leaders, writers and miscellaneous 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 Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
68
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Formulated the Laws of Motion & Universal Gravitation
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 31, 1727

 2 Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell
20
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2, 1970

 3 Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon
15
Famous As: Philosopher, Politician
Birthdate: January 22, 1561
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: York House, London, England
Died: April 9, 1626

 4 Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan
60
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920

 5 Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage
5
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of the computer
Birthdate: December 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1871

 6 A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 31, 1956

 7 Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 6, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: October 6, 1892
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 8 Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
71
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27, 1964

 9 Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein
14
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29, 1951

 10 J. J. Thomson

J. J. Thomson
8
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died: August 30, 1940

 11 G. H. Hardy

G. H. Hardy
6
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 7, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cranleigh, England
Died: December 1, 1947

 12 Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Scientist & Author
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 13 Stanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: August 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bewdley
Died: December 14, 1947

 14 Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne
17
Famous As: Known for His Roles in Biopics
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 George VI

George VI
29
Famous As: King of the United Kingdom (1936-52)
Birthdate: December 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: February 6, 1952
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Down Ampney, England
Died: August 26, 1958

 17 Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi
23
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of India
Birthdate: August 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: May 21, 1991

 18 Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8, 1998

 19 Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen
2
Famous As: Economist & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India

 20 Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc
0
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: June 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Epsom
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 21 Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong
10
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Third Prime Minister of Singapore
Birthdate: February 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead
1
Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Died: December 30, 1947

 23 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
4
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist Known for his 'Theoritical Studies of the Physical processes of importance to the Structure and Evolution of the Stars'
Birthdate: October 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: August 21, 1995

 24 Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears
0
Famous As: Actor, Film director, Film producer
Birthdate: June 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leicester
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 25 David Stirling

David Stirling
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: November 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lecropt, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: November 4, 1990
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 26 Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22, 1944

 27 Francis Galton

Francis Galton
3
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: January 17, 1911

 28 Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal
13
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21, 1938

 29 Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 31, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winestead, England
Died: August 16, 1678

 30 Pip Torrens

Pip Torrens
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 31 Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Occultist
Birthdate: October 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: December 1, 1947

 32 Michael Atiyah

Michael Atiyah
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: April 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: January 11, 2019

 33 John Dryden

John Dryden
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: May 12, 1700

 34 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: November 10, 1565
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: February 25, 1601

 35 John Edensor Littlewood

John Edensor Littlewood
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, University teacher
Birthdate: June 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: September 6, 1977

 36 Justin Welby

Justin Welby
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 37 William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author & Novelist
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 24, 1863

 38 Evelyn Robert de Rothschild

Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker, Polo player
Birthdate: August 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo

 39 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon

George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Egyptologist
Birthdate: June 26, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: April 5, 1923

 40 G. E. Moore

G. E. Moore
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 4, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 24, 1958

 41 George Paget Thomson

George Paget Thomson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: September 10, 1975

 42 Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig
1
Famous As: Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Computer scientist, Politician, Professor
Birthdate: June 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rapid City

 43 Chris Weitz

Chris Weitz
0
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 44 Norbert Wiener

Norbert Wiener
0
Famous As: Father of Cybernetics
Birthdate: November 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 1964

 45 George Herbert

George Herbert
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: March 1, 1633

 46 Spencer Perceval

Spencer Perceval
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: November 1, 1762
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: May 11, 1812

 47 Lord Rayleigh

Lord Rayleigh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Discoverer of Argon
Birthdate: November 12, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
Died: June 30, 1919

 48 Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: May 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: June 6, 2016

 49 Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy, Journalist
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: August 30, 1963

 50 John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich

John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30, 1792
Founded by Henry VIII in 1546, Trinity College, Cambridge enthralls its students as well as pupils from the whole of the United Kingdom. The breathtaking campus is not just scenic but is renowned for the quality education it provides. Students receiving education here turn out to be famous personalities, and excel in different genres. Currently the home of 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 180 Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge aspire students with its alumni, who have achieved heights in their career. Isaac Newton, an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist studied in this college. Ernest Rutherford, known as the father of nuclear physics and a recipient of the Nobel Prize for “investigations into the disintegration of the elements, and the chemistry of radioactive substances” joined Trinity as a research student at the Cavendish Laboratory under J.J. Thomson. Srinivasa Ramanujan, the other prominent alumnus from the Trinity College, Cambridge is popularly known for his theorems and contributions towards mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Some other distinguished personalities who received their education from the Trinity College, Cambridge include poet Lord Byron, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Soviet spies Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Anthony Blunt. Besides, Trinity is the only college to achieve 32 Nobel Prizes, 5 Fields Medals in mathematics, and 1 Abel Prize. To find out the other famous alumni from the Trinity College Cambridge, keep reading.