University Of Oxford

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Oxford. The list includes people like George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, William of Ockham, Edward Gibbon, Seumas Milne & Gretchen Carlson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, writers, intellectuals & academics, leaders and film & theater personalities etc.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
(Former State Counsellor of Myanmar (2016 - 2021) and Winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize)
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is credited with co-founding the National League for Democracy, which eventually ended the rule of Myanmar's military junta. In 1999, she was named one of the Children of Gandhi by Time magazine for enduring almost 15 years of house arrest for the greater good of Myanmar.

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Richard Dawkins
(British Evolutionary Biologist Who Contends that a Supernatural Creator Almost Certainly Does Not Exist)
Richard Dawkins
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Richard Dawkins is a British ethologist, author, and evolutionary biologist. He first achieved popularity after publishing his book, The Selfish Gene, which is credited with popularizing the gene selection theory. The book is also credited with introducing the term meme. In 2006, he established the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to promote secularism and scientific literacy.

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Lewis Carroll
(English Author Best Known for His Works: ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ & Its Sequel ‘Through the Looking-Glass’)
Lewis Carroll
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1898
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, is remembered for his iconic children’s fiction such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He explored the genre of literary nonsense with his poems such as Jabberwocky. He was also a photographer, a mathematician, and an inventor.
 4 
Malala Yousafzai
(Women's Rights Activist, World's Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate)
Malala Yousafzai
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Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Pakistan

Named to Time 100 thrice, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai exhibits phenomenal grit and inspires young girls everywhere. An assassination attempt by Islamic fundamentalists could not dampen her spirit, and she fought back with a bestselling memoir and won the Nobel Peace Prize as its youngest recipient, at 17.

 5 
J. Paul Getty
(British Petroleum Industrialist and Founder of the ‘Getty Oil Company’)
J. Paul Getty
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 6, 1976

As the patriarch of the Getty family, J. Paul Getty was an influential petrol-industrialist who founded the Getty Oil Company. In 1966, Paul made it to the Guinness Book of Records as the world's richest private citizen. An avid collector of antiquities and art, his collection is preserved at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California.

 6 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
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Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Known for her stints on Fox News and CBS News, TV journalist Gretchen Carlson made headlines when she accused Fox CEO Roger Ailes of having sexually harassed her earlier, eventually causing him to resign. The former Miss America is also a skilled classical violinist and a Juilliard alumna.

 7 
William of Ockham
(Philosopher)
William of Ockham
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Birthdate: 1287 AD
Birthplace: Ockham Civil Parish, United Kingdom
Died: April 10, 1347

William of Ockham, also known as Doctor Invincibilis, is chiefly remembered as one of the pioneers of nominalism. The 14th-cenntury Franciscan friar was also a scholar and philosopher, and laid the foundation of Occam’s razor. His written works include Summa logicae and his commentary on his own lectures, Sentences.

 8 
Edward Gibbon
(Historian)
Edward Gibbon
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Birthdate: April 8, 1737
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1794

Eighteenth-century historian and author Edward Gibbon is best remembered for his 6-volume historical work The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a narrative that charted events from the 2nd century to the Fall of Constantinople. He had also been an MP, representing Lymington and Liskeard.

 9 
Haya bint Hussein
(Daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Alia, and the Half-Sister of King Abdullah II)
Haya bint Hussein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan

Haya bint Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, was the second wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirate of Dubai, before her much-publicized divorce. A skilled equestrian, she represented Jordan at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has also headed the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

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Duns Scotus
(Scottish Catholic Priest and Franciscan Friar, University Professor, Philosopher and Theologian)
Duns Scotus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1265 AD
Birthplace: Duns, Scotland
Died: November 8, 1308

Duns Scotus was a Scottish Franciscan friar, philosopher, theologian, and university professor. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages, Scotus had a major influence on both secular and Catholic thought. In 1993, Duns Scotus was beatified by the Catholic Church. His life and work inspired a 2012 Italian film titled Blessed Duns Scotus.

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J.B.S. Haldane
(British Scientist Who Developed the Mathematical Theory of Population Genetics and One of the Founders of ‘Neo-Darwinism’)
J.B.S. Haldane
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: December 1, 1964

British geneticist J.B.S. Haldane is remembered for his pioneering use of statistics in biology. A proponent of neo-Darwinism, he was the son of physiologist John Scott Haldane and had begun assisting his father at age 8. He later joined the British Communist Party and also moved to India.

 12 
Andrew Wiles
(English Mathematician)
Andrew Wiles
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

English mathematician Sir Andrew John Wiles, a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, is best known for proving the modularity theorem for semistable elliptic curves, thereby proving Fermat's Last Theorem for which he was awarded the Abel Prize and the Copley Medal by the Royal Society. He also proved the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory.

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Sonali Deraniyagala
(Memoirist, Economist)
Sonali Deraniyagala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Samuel West
(English Actor, Theatre Director, and Narrator)
Samuel West
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Birthdate: June 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Akosua Busia
(Actress)
Akosua Busia
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Birthdate: December 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghana
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Timothy D. Snyder
(American Historian Who is Specializing in the Modern History of Central and Eastern Europe)
Timothy D. Snyder
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Birthdate: August 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ohio, United States

Historian and Yale professor Timothy D. Snyder has penned countless books, including bestsellers such as Bloodlands and On Tyranny. His themes include Marxism and Soviet and Nazi atrocities. A Harvard scholar and a Carnegie fellow, he is also part of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience.

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Nana Akufo-Addo
(Fifth President of Ghana)
Nana Akufo-Addo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician and the current President of Ghana. An important politician, Akufo-Addo also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1 April 2003 to 1 July 2007. In 2017, Nana Akufo-Addo was honored by the Africa-America Institute with the prestigious National Achievement Award.

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Alasdair MacIntyre
(American Philosopher Who Has Contributed to Moral and Political Philosophy)
Alasdair MacIntyre
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Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish-American philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre is noted for his contributions to moral and political philosophy. His major writings include Whose Justice? Which Rationality? and After Virtue. The latter is considered to be a significant work of Anglophone moral and political philosophy and an important text in the contemporary revival of virtue theory.  

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Lucy Burns
(American Suffragist and Women’s Rights Activist)
Lucy Burns
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 28, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 22, 1966
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Talal Asad
(Saudi Anthropologist Known for His Writing Calling for the Anthropology of Secularism)
Talal Asad
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Birthdate: 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia

Sociocultural anthropologist and City University of New York professor Talal Asad is best known for his research on nomads, postcolonialism, and the culture of nations such as Sudan. He has also taught at the universities of Khartoum and Hull, and penned books such as On Suicide Bombing.

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Rebecca Front
(Actress)
Rebecca Front
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Birthdate: May 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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E. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British Social Anthropologist Known for His Theories of Religion and Investigations of African Cultures)
E. E. Evans-Pritchard
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Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Died: September 11, 1973

Social anthropologist E. E. Evans-Pritchard is best remembered for his research on witchcraft, magic, and African cultures. Apart from teaching anthropology at Oxford, his alma, he had also worked in South Sudan and penned books such as Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. He was also knighted for his achievements.

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Myron Rolle
(American football player)
Myron Rolle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Maudy Ayunda
(Singer-Songwriter)
Maudy Ayunda
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Samuel Ajayi Crowther
(The First Ever African-Anglican Bishop of West Africa)
Samuel Ajayi Crowther
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Osogun, Nigeria
Died: December 31, 1891

Nigerian linguist and clergyman Samuel Ajayi Crowther was the first African Anglican bishop of West Africa. Sold into slavery during childhood, Crowther was eventually freed by West Africa Squadron of Royal Navy. He resettled in Sierra Leone, received his education in English, adopted Christianity and was ordained as a minister in England, being consecrated a bishop on St Peter's day

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Henry Jackman
(English Composer, Conductor and Arranger)
Henry Jackman
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Hillingdon, London, England
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Sir John Eccles
(Australian Neurophysiologist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on the Synapse)
Sir John Eccles
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: May 2, 1997

Sir John Eccles was a philosopher and neurophysiologist whose services to physiological research earned him the title of Knight Bachelor in 1958. His work on the synapse earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shared with Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley in 1963. The same year, he also received the Australian of the Year Award.

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Paul Sarbanes
(Politician)
Paul Sarbanes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Died: December 6, 2020
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Alex Karpovsky
(Film director)
Alex Karpovsky
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Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tim Shaw
(British Radio Host, TV Presenter and Engineer)
Tim Shaw
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Birthdate: June 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Exeter, England

Tim Shaw is a British TV presenter, radio host, and engineer. He is best known for conducting scientific experiments on the streets as part of his popular TV show Street Genius for the National Geographic channel. He is also known for his radio programs, such as Tim Shaw's Asylum for which he has won several awards.

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Amina Mohamed
(Kenyan Lawyer, Diplomat, and Cabinet Secretary)
Amina Mohamed
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kakamega, Kenya
Amina Mohamed is a Kenyan lawyer, diplomat, and cabinet secretary. She is the current Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage. An influential political figure, Amina Mohamed previously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 20 May 2013 to 5 February 2018 and then as the Cabinet Secretary for Education from 5 February 2018 to 2 March 2019.
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Prince Hassan bin Talal
(Prince)
Prince Hassan bin Talal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
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Pawel Pawlikowski
(Filmmaker)
Pawel Pawlikowski
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Birthdate: September 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kedleston, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 20, 1925
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Seumas Milne
(Journalist)
Seumas Milne
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England
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Lawrence Okoye
(British Track and Field Athlete and Former American Football Defensive Tackle)
Lawrence Okoye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croydon, London, England

British track and field athlete, Lawrence Okoye played rugby for his school before taking up discuss throw. She won gold medal at the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships and thereafter competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the following year. Later, he concentrated on football, participating in the NLF, before returning to discuss throwing, securing first place at 2021 European Athletics Team Championships.

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Chris Anderson
(Entrepreneur)
Chris Anderson
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Pakistan
 38 
Chris Huhne
(Member of Parliament for Eastleigh (2005 - 2013))
Chris Huhne
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Birthdate: July 2, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Chris Huhne is a British politician. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Huhne also contributed as a writer for The Guardian from 2013 to 2014. A well-known personality, Huhne has been depicted in films like On Expenses and Coalition, where he was played by Alan Parnaby and Rob Vowles, respectively.

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Tom Mboya
(One of the Founding Fathers of Republic of Kenya and First Secretary General of ‘KANU’)
Tom Mboya
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kilima Mbogo, Kenya
Died: July 5, 1969

Kenyan politician Tom Mboya is counted among the founding fathers of the Republic of Kenya. A leading independence-activist, Mboya advocated for Kenya's independence from British colonial rule and led negotiations at Lancaster House Conferences. He remained influential in forming Kenya African National Union and served as its first Secretary-General. Post-independence Mboya became an MP and served as Minister of Justice.

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Ahmad Shah Khan, Crown Prince of Afghanistan
(Head of the House of Barakzai)
Ahmad Shah Khan, Crown Prince of Afghanistan
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Birthdate: September 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Ahmad Shah Khan, Crown Prince of Afghanistan is the second son of the former King of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah. He was the Crown Prince of Afghanistan from 26 November 1942 to 17 July 1973. After his father's demise in 2007, Ahmad Shah Khan became the Head of the House of Barakzai.
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Eric Greitens
(Politician, Author)
Eric Greitens
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Giles Coren
(Food Writer)
Giles Coren
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, Eng;and

Chiefly known as a food writer, Giles Coren has been serving as a columnist for London based daily newspaper, The Times, since the age of 24. Named Food and Drink Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards, he has also authored several books and appeared on several popular television productions. Currently, he also hosts a weekly radio program.

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William Hague
(Politician)
William Hague
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wentworth, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Edwin Flack
(Australian Athlete, Tennis Player and Olympic Medalist)
Edwin Flack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: January 10, 1935

Edwin Flack was an Australian tennis player and athlete. In 1896, Flack became Australia's first Olympian when he represented the nation in the first modern Olympic Games. He went on to win gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events, becoming the first Australian Olympic champion. In 1985, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

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Hugh MacLennan
(Author)
Hugh MacLennan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glace Bay, Canada
Died: November 9, 1990
 46 
Robert Reich
(22nd United States Secretary of Labor (1993 - 1997))
Robert Reich
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Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Economist and University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich has also been the U.S. secretary of labor. His rare bone disorder made him a victim of bullies in childhood, but he later won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. His bestselling book Saving Capitalism was made into a Netflix documentary.

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J. L. Austin
(Philosopher of Language Best Known for Developing the 'Theory of Speech Acts')
J. L. Austin
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Birthdate: March 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
Died: February 8, 1960

Philosopher J. L. Austin is remembered for his study on ordinary-language philosophy and is also considered a pioneer of the theory of speech acts. His lectures at Harvard were later collected in How to Do Things with Words. He died of cancer while developing a theory on sound symbolism.

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Chrystia Freeland
(10th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada )
Chrystia Freeland
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peace River, Canada
Known as the Minister of Everything, Christina Freeland is Canada’s 10th deputy prime minister. She is also Canada’s finance minister and the first woman to hold the office. She has previously worked with the Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, and The Globe and Mail. She has also authored a bestselling book. 
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Matt Hancock
(Politician)
Matt Hancock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England
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Jo Coburn
(British Journalist)
Jo Coburn
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Birthdate: November 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom