University Of Manchester Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Manchester. The list includes people like Phil Collins, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jonathan Ke Quan & J. J. Thomson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, scientists, writers, media personalities and musicians 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 Phil Collins

Phil Collins.
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Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 2 Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 3 Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambala

 4 Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

 5 Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos.
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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 J. J. Thomson

J J Thompson.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: December 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, UK
Died: August 30, 1940

 7 Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 8 Jonathan Ke Quan

Jonathan Ke Quan.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 9 James Chadwick

James Chadwick.
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Famous As: Discoverer of Neutron
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bollington
Died: July 24, 1974

 10 Brian Cox

Brian Cox
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmoor
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson
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Famous As: Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter
Birthdate: January 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

 13 Mathew Horne

Mathew Horne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 14 Robert Powell

Robert Powell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salford

 15 Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess.
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harpurhey, Manchester, England
Died: November 22, 1993

 16 Raza Jaffrey

Raza Jaffrey.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 Norman Foster

Norman Robert Foster .
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England

 18 Sean Teale

Sean Teale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 Ben Elton

Ben Elton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Playwright, Lyricist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catford

 20 Jesse Armstrong

Jesse Armstrong
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Oswestry, England

 21 Meera Syal

Meera Syal
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolverhampton

 22 Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915

 23 David Oakes

David Oakes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode
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Famous As: Television presenter, Musician, Journalist
Birthdate: July 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chipping Barnet

 25 Arthur Eddington

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

 26 Ralf Little

Ralf Little
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 27 Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 Haider al-Abadi

Haider al-Abadi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 75th Prime Minister of Iraq
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 29 Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre
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Famous As: Philosopher, Professor
Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

 30 Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stafford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 James Lovelock

James Lovelock
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer
Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Letchworth

 32 Andre Geim

Andre Geim
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia

 33 Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England

 34 Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

 35 Waldemar Januszczak

Waldemar Januszczak
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basingstoke

 36 Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom

 37 Anna Ford

Anna Ford
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Famous As: Journalist, Presenter, News presenter
Birthdate: October 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tewkesbury

 38 David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter, Writer, Author
Birthdate: July 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 39 Michel Chossudovsky

Michel Chossudovsky
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Famous As: researcher, Author, Economist, conspiracy theorist
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 40 Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sale
Died: February 20, 1995

 41 Jo Coburn

Jo Coburn
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 42 Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salford, England
Died: March 14, 2016

 43 George Gissing

George Gissing
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: December 28, 1903

 44 John Cockcroft

John Cockcroft.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Todmorden
Died: September 18, 1967

 45 Frank Worrell

Frank Worrell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Died: March 13, 1967

 46 Rami Hamdallah

Rami Hamdallah
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anabta, West Bank

 47 Michael Smith (Chemist)

Michael Smith.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: October 4, 2000

 48 Ali Mazrui

Ali Mazrui
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mombasa, Kenya
Died: October 12, 2014

 49 Rudolf Peierls

Rudolf Peierls
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 19, 1995

 50 John Polanyi

John Polanyi.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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