University Of Cambridge

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.

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 
Alan Turing
(Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Alan Turing
78
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954

 2 

Ernest Rutherford
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brightwater, New Zealand
Died: October 19, 1937

 3 
Subhas Chandra Bose
(President of the Indian National Congress (1938-39))

Subhas Chandra Bose
45
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuttack, India
Died: August 18, 1945
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 
Vladimir Nabokov
(Best Known For His Novels 'Lolita' and 'Pale Fire')

Vladimir Nabokov
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 2, 1977

 5 

John Donne
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631

 6 
Paul Dirac
(Physicist)

Paul Dirac
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 20, 1984

 7 

Stephen Fry
22
Birthdate: January 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 

Sophie Winkleman
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Primrose Hill, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 

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)

 10 
Diane Abbott
(Former Shadow Home Secretary)

Diane Abbott
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom

 11 

Rina Sawayama
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Niigata, Japan

 12 

Elizabeth Blackburn
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

 13 
Françoise Gilot
(Is a 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

 14 
Thomas Wyatt
(Poet & Politician)

Thomas Wyatt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1503 AD
Birthplace: Allington, England
Died: October 11, 1542

 15 
M. S. Swaminathan
(Agricultural Scientist)

M. S. Swaminathan
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kumbakonam, India

 16 
Mary Beard
(Professor)

Mary Beard
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Much Wenlock, United Kingdom

 17 
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)

 18 
Mark Oliphant
(Physicist)

Mark Oliphant
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000

 19 
Paul Kalanithi
(Neurosurgeon)

Paul Kalanithi
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York
Died: March 9, 2015

 20 
Sonali Deraniyagala
(Memoirist, Economist)

Sonali Deraniyagala
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 21 
George Herbert
(Poet recognized as one of the foremost British devotional lyricists)

George Herbert
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Died: March 1, 1633

 22 
Justin Welby
(Politician)

Justin Welby
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 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 
Bill Oddie
(Writer)

Bill Oddie
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 25 
Peter Shaffer
(Playwright)

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

 26 
John Kendrew
(Biochemist and Crystallographer)

John Kendrew
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Died: August 23, 1997

 27 
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
(Astrophysicist who discovered the first radio pulsars and was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 until 2004)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lurgan, Northern Ireland

 28 
Chris Terrio
(Screenwriter)

Chris Terrio
0
Birthdate: December 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York (state) New York, United States

 29 
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

 30 
Robbie Ross
(Journalist)

Robbie Ross
0
Birthdate: May 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: October 5, 1918

 31 
Jennifer Egan
(Novelist)

Jennifer Egan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois

 32 
Herb Elliott
(Athlete)

Herb Elliott
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 33 

Arthur Cecil Pigou
0
Birthdate: November 18, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ryde, Isle of Wight, England
Died: March 7, 1959

 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 

Vladimir Bukovsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belebey, Russia
Died: October 27, 2019

 36 
Michael Walzer
(Political Theorist and Public Intellectual)

Michael Walzer
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 37 
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(President of India (1974-77))

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Old Delhi, India
Died: February 11, 1977

 38 
John Sulston
(Biologist)

John Sulston
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: March 6, 2018

 39 
Duncan Haldane
(Physicist)

Duncan Haldane
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

 40 
Andrew Huxley
(Biophysicist)

Andrew Huxley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: May 30, 2012

 41 

Sir Hugh Walpole
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 1, 1941

 42 
Michael Frayn
(Playwright, Novelist)

Michael Frayn
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mill Hill, Middlesex, England

 43 
Rosario Murillo
(Politician)

Rosario Murillo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 44 
W. D. Hamilton
(Biologist)

W. D. Hamilton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: March 7, 2000

 45 
Charles Scott Sherrington
(English Neurophysiologist Who Won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Medicine)

Charles Scott Sherrington
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: March 4, 1952

 46 

Sylvana Tomaselli
0
Birthdate: May 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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 
John Guillermin
(Filmmaker)

John Guillermin
0
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 27, 2015

 49 
Peter Bradshaw
(Writer and film critic)

Peter Bradshaw
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: England

 50 
Brian Josephson
(Physicist)

Brian Josephson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 4, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales