Famous Alumni of Cambridge University - Celebrities from Cambridge University - page 3

The University of Cambridge, located in England, is a name which is popular in most households around the world. Doesn’t this speak volumes about its popularity? This notable institution known for imparting an outstanding quality of education was founded in 1209. It is also famous for being the ‘fourth oldest university in the world’. As of 2015, more than 19,000 students had enrolled at this world famous institution. Apart from its lush green campus, a library with an interesting collection of a million books and its highly qualified staff, the university is also famous for its notable alumni. Some of these individuals who studied at Cambridge are even important names in history books. Legendary scientists Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking are former students of this renowned institution. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is being taught to students all over the world and has also significantly helped scientists involved in further research on the subject. Stephen Hawking is not only known for his contributions to the field of science, but is also considered one among the few immensely influential people around the world today. Hawking’s life also inspired the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Theory Of Everything’, which earned a lot of accolades. ‘Borat’ star Sasha Baron Cohen, acclaimed actor Stephen Fry and Hollywood star Rachel Weisz are a few other eminent personalities who studied at the University of Cambridge. We have compiled a list which consists of noteworthy celebrities who were former students of University of Cambridge. This might just inspire you to work harder to secure a place at this world famous university.

Check out the list of notable Cambridge University alumni. Some of the notable Cambridge University students are Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Charles Darwin, Charles, Prince of Wales and Sacha Baron Cohen.

The Most Famous Alumni of Cambridge University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Charles DarwinFebruary 12, 1809BritishCharles Darwin was one of the most influential figures in human history
Jane GoodallApril 3, 1934BritishJane Goodall is an English Animal Rights activist, famously dubbed as “The Woman who redefined man”
Stephen FryAugust 24, 1957BritishStephen Fry is a comedian, actor, author, television and radio presenter
J. J. ThomsonDecember 18, 1856BritishJ.J
Ludwig WittgensteinApril 26, 1889AustrianLudwig Wittgenstein is a renowned philosopher
Stephen HawkingJanuary 8, 1942BritishStephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author
Rupert BrookeAugust 3, 1887BritishRupert Brooke was an English poet who is widely known for his poem ‘The Soldier’, which was a part of five war sonnets
Lee Kuan YewSeptember 16, 1923SingaporeanLee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore
James ChadwickOctober 20, 1891BritishSir James Chadwick CH was an English physicist, who won the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of neutron
Emma ThompsonApril 15, 1959BritishEmma Thompson is famous British actress, comedienne and screenwriter
Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall was a great economist who authored ‘Principles of Economics’

BritishJuly 26, 1842145 views

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is a popular Greek-American author, commentator and a syndicated columnist

AmericanJuly 15, 1950162 views

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian-born novelist, lepidopterist and chess composer

RussianApril 22, 1899114 views

Sir Richard Stone

Sir Richard Stone deserves a special place amongst contemporary economists

BritishAugust 30, 1913129 views

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is a comedian, actor, author, television and radio presenter

BritishAugust 24, 1957367 views

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein is a renowned philosopher

AustrianApril 26, 1889265 views

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is one of the most prominent writers of the twentieth century

BritishJune 19, 1947189 views

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke was an English poet who is widely known for his poem ‘The Soldier’, which was a part of five war sonnets

BritishAugust 3, 1887245 views

John Milton

John Milton was a very famous English poet, historian as well as a civil servant in the British government

BritishDecember 9, 1608130 views

John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes was the most influential British economist of the 20th century

BritishJune 5, 1883143 views