Trinity College, Cambridge Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
Isaac Newton
(One of the Most Influential Scientists of All Time )
Isaac Newton
94
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 31, 1727
 2 
Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1824
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 3 
Francis Bacon
(Philosopher, Statesman and Lord High Chancellor of England)
Francis Bacon
20
Birthdate: January 22, 1561
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Strand, London, England
Died: April 9, 1626
 4 
Bertrand Russell
(Philosopher)
Bertrand Russell
26
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: February 2, 1970
 5 
Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Mathematician)
Srinivasa Ramanujan
89
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erode
Died: April 26, 1920
 6 
Charles Babbage
(Father of the computer)
Charles Babbage
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 26, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 18, 1871
 7 
A. A. Milne
(Best Known for His Books About the Teddy Bear ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and Children's Poetry)
A. A. Milne
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 31, 1956
 8 
Jawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)
Jawaharlal Nehru
80
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27, 1964
 9 
Alfred Lord Tennyson
(19th Century English Poet Who was the Poet Laureate During Much of Queen Victoria's Reign)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: October 6, 1892
 10 
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(One of the Greatest Philosophers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29, 1951
 11 
J. J. Thomson
(British Physicist Who is Credited With the Discovery of the Electron)
J. J. Thomson
13
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 30, 1940
 12 
G. H. Hardy
(English Mathematician Known for His Contributions in Number Theory and Mathematical Analysis)
G. H. Hardy
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 7, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cranleigh, England
Died: December 1, 1947
 13 
Rajiv Gandhi
(Former Prime Minister of India)
Rajiv Gandhi
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: May 21, 1991
 14 
George VI
(King of the United Kingdom (1936-52))
George VI
39
Birthdate: December 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: February 6, 1952
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
David Stirling
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lecropt, Perthshire, Scotland
Died: November 4, 1990
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 16 
Eddie Redmayne
(English Actor Who is Known for His Roles in Biopics)
Eddie Redmayne
29
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Ralph Vaughan Williams
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Down Ampney, England
Died: August 26, 1958
 18 
Jared Diamond
(American Historian, Geographer, Author, and Ornithologist)
Jared Diamond
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 19 
Amartya Sen
(Indian Philosopher, Economist and Winner of 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Amartya Sen
11
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India
 20 
Stanley Baldwin
(Former British Prime Minister)
Stanley Baldwin
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bewdley
Died: December 14, 1947
 21 
Mel Giedroyc
(Television Presenter)
Mel Giedroyc
2
Birthdate: June 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Epsom
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Lee Hsien Loong
(Third Prime Minister of Singapore)
Lee Hsien Loong
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 23 
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Astrophysicist Known for his 'Theoritical Studies of the Physical processes of importance to the Structure and Evolution of the Stars')
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: August 21, 1995
 24 
Stephen Frears
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)
Stephen Frears
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leicester
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Alfred North Whitehead
(Mathematician, Philosopher)
Alfred North Whitehead
1
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent, England
Died: December 30, 1947
 26 
Muhammad Iqbal
(One of the Most Important Figures in Urdu and Persian Literature)
Muhammad Iqbal
25
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21, 1938
 27 
Francis Galton
(Polymath)
Francis Galton
5
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: January 17, 1911
 28 
Arthur Eddington
(Astronomer)
Arthur Eddington
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22, 1944
 29 
Michael Atiyah
(British-Lebanese Mathematician Who was the Co-Founder of 'Topological K-Theory')
Michael Atiyah
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 11, 2019
 30 
Pip Torrens
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Tommy Lascelles’ in the TV Series ‘The Crown’)
Pip Torrens
3
Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 31 
Andrew Marvell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winestead, England
Died: August 16, 1678
 32 
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1565
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: February 25, 1601
 33 
Stephen Barlow
(English Conductor, Who was Artistic Director of the 'Buxton Festival' from 2012 to 2018)
Stephen Barlow
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England
 34 
Edward VII
(King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (1901 - 1910))
Edward VII
16
Birthdate: November 9, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 6, 1910
 35 
John Dryden
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1631
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England
Died: May 12, 1700
 36 
John Edensor Littlewood
(Mathematician, University teacher)
John Edensor Littlewood
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: September 6, 1977
 37 
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
(Banker, Polo player)
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
 38 
William Makepeace Thackeray
(Author & Novelist)
William Makepeace Thackeray
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 24, 1863
 39 
Lawrence Lessig
(Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Computer scientist, Politician, Professor)
Lawrence Lessig
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rapid City
 40 
Enoch Powell
(Former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom)
Enoch Powell
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8, 1998
George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: April 5, 1923
 42 
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
(British Former First Lord of the Admiralty)
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30, 1792
 43 
Norbert Wiener
(Father of Cybernetics)
Norbert Wiener
1
Birthdate: November 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 1964
 44 
George Paget Thomson
(British Physicist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Physics for Discovering the Wave Properties of the Electron)
George Paget Thomson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 10, 1975
 45 
Peter Shaffer
(Playwright)
Peter Shaffer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: June 6, 2016
 46 
George Herbert
(Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists)
George Herbert
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: March 1, 1633
 47 
Lord Rayleigh
(Discoverer of Argon)
Lord Rayleigh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 12, 1842
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langford Grove, Maldon, Essex, England
Died: June 30, 1919
 48 
Chris Weitz
(Director)
Chris Weitz
0
Birthdate: November 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Aleister Crowley
(British Occultist, Ceremonial Magician and Founder of the Religion 'Thelema')
Aleister Crowley
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1875
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Died: December 1, 1947
 50 
Spencer Perceval
(Politician, Lawyer)
Spencer Perceval
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1762
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: May 11, 1812
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.