University Of Cambridge

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Cambridge. The list includes people like David Mitchell (Comedian), Sophie Winkleman, Diane Abbott, Walter Duranty & Hattie Morahan. 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 
Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
106
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954
 2 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(Indian Nationalist Who Participated in Indian Freedom Movement)
Subhas Chandra Bose
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Ernest Rutherford
(New Zealand Physicist Who is Known as the Father of Nuclear Physics)
Ernest Rutherford
26
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand
Died: October 19, 1937
 4 
James Maxwell
(Scottish Mathematician and Scientist Who Gave the Classical Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation)
James Maxwell
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 5, 1879
 5 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')
Vladimir Nabokov
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977
 6 
John Donne
(17th Century English Poet Who is Considered the Preeminent Representative of the Metaphysical Poets)
John Donne
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631
 7 
Natalie Dormer
(English Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Anne Boleyn’ in the TV Series ‘The Tudors’)
Natalie Dormer
24
Birthdate: February 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
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)
 9 
Stephen Fry
(English Actor, Writer and Director Known for His Films: ‘V for Vendetta’ and ‘A Fish Called Wanda’)
Stephen Fry
28
Birthdate: August 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 10 
Sonia Gandhi
(President of Indian National Congress)
Sonia Gandhi
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lusiana, Lusiana Conco, Italy
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 11 
Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 20, 1984
 12 
Diane Abbott
(Former Shadow Home Secretary)
Diane Abbott
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
 13 
Elizabeth Blackburn
(Biological Researcher and Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Elizabeth Blackburn
7
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
 14 
M. S. Swaminathan
(Indian Agronomist Who is Known as the Main Architect of the Green Revolution in India)
M. S. Swaminathan
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, India
 15 
Charles Shaughnessy
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Shane Donovan’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Days of Our Lives’)
Charles Shaughnessy
7
Birthdate: February 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Thomas Wyatt
(Politician and Poet Known for Introducing the 'Sonnet' to English Literature)
Thomas Wyatt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1503 AD
Birthplace: Allington Castle, Kent, England
Died: October 11, 1542
 17 
Françoise Gilot
(French Painter Best Known for Her Relationship with 'Pablo Picasso')
Françoise Gilot
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
 18 
Kevin McCloud
(Designer and Presenter of the Channel 4 Show 'Grand Designs' for Guiding Adventurous Home Builders)
Kevin McCloud
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bedfordshire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
Sonali Deraniyagala
(Memoirist, Economist)
Sonali Deraniyagala
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
 20 
Paul Kalanithi
(American Neurosurgeon Known for His Memoir 'When Breath Becomes Air')
Paul Kalanithi
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: March 9, 2015
 21 
Mark Oliphant
(Australian Physicist Who Played an Important Role in the First Experimental Demonstration of Nuclear Fusion)
Mark Oliphant
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000
 22 
Peter Shaffer
(Playwright)
Peter Shaffer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: June 6, 2016
 23 
Caroline Calloway
(Instagram Star)
Caroline Calloway
0
Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: December 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
 24 
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
 25 
Bill Oddie
(Writer)
Bill Oddie
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 26 
Mary Parker Follett
(Social Woker)
Mary Parker Follett
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1868
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 18, 1933
 27 
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
(British Astrophysicist Who Discovered the First Radio Pulsars)
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lurgan, Northern Ireland
 28 
Herb Elliott
(Former Australian Athlete and the World’s Greatest Middle Distance Runner of His Era)
Herb Elliott
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 29 
Martin Rees
(British Cosmologist and Astrophysicist)
Martin Rees
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: York, England
 30 
Chris Terrio
(Screenwriter)
Chris Terrio
0
Birthdate: December 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York (state) New York, United States
 31 
Robbie Ross
(Journalist)
Robbie Ross
0
Birthdate: May 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: October 5, 1918
 32 
John Kendrew
(English Biochemist, Crystallographer and One of the Winners of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
John Kendrew
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: August 23, 1997
 33 
Vladimir Bukovsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belebey, Russia
Died: October 27, 2019
 34 
Donald Maclean
(Diplomat)
Donald Maclean
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 6, 1983
 35 
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(5th President of India)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11, 1977
 36 
Arthur Cecil Pigou
(British Economist Best Known for His Work in Welfare Economics)
Arthur Cecil Pigou
0
Birthdate: November 18, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ryde, Isle of Wight, England
Died: March 7, 1959
 37 
William Gilbert
(Physician)
William Gilbert
12
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1544
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colchester , England, United Kingdom
Died: November 30, 1603
 38 
John Ambrose Fleming
(British Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Invented the First 'Thermionic Valve' or 'Vacuum Tube')
John Ambrose Fleming
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Died: April 18, 1945
 39 
Peter Bradshaw
(Writer and film critic)
Peter Bradshaw
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England
 40 
Mostafa El-Abbadi
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: February 13, 2017
 41 
Hugh Walpole
(British Novelist)
Hugh Walpole
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 1, 1941
 42 
John Sulston
(Biologist)
John Sulston
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: March 6, 2018
 43 
Sylvana Tomaselli
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
 44 
Andrew Huxley
(English Physiologist, Biophysicist and Winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physiology / Medicine)
Andrew Huxley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: May 30, 2012
 45 
Abba Kyari
(Businessperson)
Abba Kyari
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Borno, Nigeria
Died: April 17, 2020
 46 
Duncan Haldane
(British Physicist Known for His Work on Explaining Properties of One-Dimensional Chains of Atomic Magnets)
Duncan Haldane
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
 47 
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(British Photographer Best Known for His Portraits of World Notables)
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
14
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: January 13, 2017
 48 
Rina Sawayama
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
 49 
Rosario Murillo
(Vice President & First Lady of Nicaragua)
Rosario Murillo
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
 50 
Michael Walzer
(Political Theorist and Public Intellectual)
Michael Walzer
1
Birthdate: March 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States