Trinity College, Dublin Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Trinity College, Dublin. The list includes people like Jawaharlal Nehru, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, Kimberly Guilfoyle & Katie McGrath. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, scientists, lawyers & judges and leaders etc.
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 1 
Oscar Wilde
(One of the Greatest Playwrights of the 'Victorian Era')
Oscar Wilde
50
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900
 2 
Jawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)
Jawaharlal Nehru
76
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27, 1964
 3 
Hozier
(Irish Singer-Songwriter)
Hozier
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 4 
Jonathan Swift
(Satirist & Author of 'Gulliver's Travels',' A Tale of a Tub' and 'A Modest Proposal')
Jonathan Swift
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745
 5 
Katie McGrath
(Irish Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'Merlin', 'Dracula' and 'Supergirl')
Katie McGrath
12
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashford, Ireland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 6 
Edmund Burke
(Statesman)
Edmund Burke
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: July 9, 1797
 7 
George Berkeley
(philosopher)
George Berkeley
6
Birthdate: March 12, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1753
 8 
Sally Rooney
(Novelist)
Sally Rooney
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
 9 
Veronica Guerin
(Journalist)
Veronica Guerin
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 26, 1996
 10 
Ruth Kearney
0
Birthdate: November 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 11 
Oliver Goldsmith
(Anglo-Irish Novelist, Playwright, Dramatist and Poet)
Oliver Goldsmith
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Longford, Ireland
Died: April 4, 1774
 12 
Aisling Franciosi
(Irish Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Katie Benedetto’ in TV Series ‘The Fall’)
Aisling Franciosi
6
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 13 
Francis Galton
(Polymath)
Francis Galton
4
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: January 17, 1911
 14 
Maeve Kennedy McKean
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 2, 2020
 15 
Liz Bonnin
(Presented morning show RI:SE and music show Top of the Pops in the early 2000s)
Liz Bonnin
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
 16 
Thomas Moore
(Irish Poet and Singer Known for His Lyrics to the Popular Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’)
Thomas Moore
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1779
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 25, 1852
 17 
Nikolai Tolstoy
(Historian, Non-fiction writer)
Nikolai Tolstoy
2
Birthdate: June 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
 18 
Jack Gleeson
(Irish Actor Best Known for His Role as Joffrey Baratheon on the HBO TV Series ‘Game of Thrones’)
Jack Gleeson
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Birthdate: May 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 19 
Robert Fisk
(Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent)
Robert Fisk
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone
 20 
Thomas Langlois Lefroy
(MP for the constituency of Dublin University in 1830–1841, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in 1852–1866)
Thomas Langlois Lefroy
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 8, 1776
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: May 4, 1869
 21 
Robert Emmet
(Revolutionary Leader)
Robert Emmet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 20, 1803
 22 
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
(Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician)
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Longford
Died: February 13, 1926
 23 
Robert Nairac
(Soldier)
Robert Nairac
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mauritius
Died: May 15, 1977
 24 
Richard Montgomery
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1738
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swords, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1775
 25 
Mary McAleese
(8th President of Ireland (1997 - 2011))
Mary McAleese
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardoyne, Ireland
 26 
William Trevor
(Novelist)
William Trevor
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mitchelstown, Ireland
Died: November 20, 2016
 27 
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
 28 
Jason Barry
0
Birthdate: December 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Kiplin, England
Died: April 15, 1632
 30 
William Congreve
(Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator)
William Congreve
4
Listed In:
Birthdate: January 24, 1670
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: January 19, 1729
 31 
John Redmond
(Politician)
John Redmond
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 1, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Wexford
Died: March 6, 1918
 32 
Abraham Cowley
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1618 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 28, 1667
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 26, 1785
Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 22, 1935
 35 
Henry Grattan
(Politician)
Henry Grattan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1746
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 6, 1820
 36 
Michael Dillon
(Physician)
Michael Dillon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: May 15, 1962
 37 
George Johnstone Stoney
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Offaly
Died: July 5, 1911
 38 
Brian Lenihan Jnr
(Politician)
Brian Lenihan Jnr
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 10, 2011
 39 
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
(Astronomer, Politician)
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: York
Died: October 31, 1867
Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 21, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 8, 1872
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1737
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lissanoure, Loughguile, Ballymoney, County Antrim Ireland
Died: May 31, 1806
 42 
Nahum Tate
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1652 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 30, 1715
 43 
Thomas Osborne Davis
(Irish author)
Thomas Osborne Davis
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mallow, Ireland
Died: September 16, 1845
 44 
John Dillon
(Irish leader)
John Dillon
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland
Died: August 4, 1927
 45 
Robert Anderson
(Second Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1901)
Robert Anderson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 15, 1918
 46 
Dara Quigley
(Journalist)
Dara Quigley
2
Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 12, 2017
 47 
Edward Stafford
(Prime minister)
Edward Stafford
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: February 14, 1901
 48 
John O'Mahony
(Scholar)
John O'Mahony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1815 AD
Birthplace: Kilbeheny, Ireland
Died: February 7, 1877
 49 
Walter Terence Stace
(Civil Servant)
Walter Terence Stace
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 2, 1967
 50 
George Salmon
(Irish Mathematician and Anglican Theologian)
George Salmon
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 22, 1904
Trinity College is a research university situated in Dublin, Ireland. Having been established as early as 1592, it is one of the seven ancient universities of Ireland and Britain; it is in fact Ireland’s oldest university. It has also been deemed as the most productive globally recognized research center in Ireland. Trinity College offers degree and diploma courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is classified into three faculties that comprise of 25 institutions. The three departments are Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Marketing and Sciences and lastly Health Sciences, which sprawl over a beautiful 51 acre property. As per the 2015-2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university has bagged the 77th place in Europe and the 1st place in Ireland. The QS World University Rankings of 2016-17 has also ranked it 1st in Europe and 36th in the world. With a diverse and inclusive culture, the university supports its teaching, research and ground-breaking innovation while providing an ideal learning atmosphere for its 17,000 students hailing from numerous countries across the world. Many Nobel Laureates, political thinkers, artists, performers and academics have been born out of Trinity College. Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Edmund Burke, William Rowan Hamilton and so many other distinguished high-fliers have attended Trinity College. The alumni’s of Trinity College are truly inspirational; here is a list of some prominent individuals who pursued their education here.