Famous Alumni of Eton College - Celebrities from Eton College

Founded by King Henry VI in 1440, Eton College provides quality education to young boys aged 13-18 years. Located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor, this boarding school for boys provides quality education along with high quality sporting and cultural activities. Getting an admission in this independent school is solely based on the student’s knowledge in the all- round activities and does not depend on his financial background. Unlike other colleges and universities, which produce actors, directors, cricketers and astronauts, Eton College has educated 19 Prime Ministers and generations of aristocracy. Robert Walpole, John Stuart, George Grenville, William Pitt the Elder, Frederick North, William Grenville are some of them. Apart from the Prime Ministers, distinguished personalities like Harry Lloyd, who is well known for his role as Viserys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones series made his television debut while studying at the Eton College. Alexander Guy Rushworth Loudon, popularly known as Alexander Loudon by the cricket audience worldwide captained the 1st XI, while studying at Eton. Also, Simons Woods, a product of the Eton College is an English actor who starred the Dr Harrison in the BBC1 costume drama series Cranford. Other prominent Etonians who pursued their education in the Eton College include Ivo James Benedict Stourton, a British author and solicitor; Henry Blofeld, cricket commentator and journalist; Robin Dixon, a politician and an Olympic Games gold medal winner. Check out the other few celebrities who studied at the Eton College, Berkshire.

Check out the list of notable Eton College alumni. Some of the notable Eton College students are Karl Marx, David Cameron, Christopher Lee, George Orwell and Ian Fleming.

The Most Famous Alumni of Eton College

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Boris JohnsonJune 19, 1964AmericanBoris Johnson is a British politician who has served as the Mayor of London since 2008
Karl MarxMay 5, 1818French, German, BritishKarl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonMarch 7, 1930BritishAntony Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and film-maker
George OrwellJune 25, 1903BritishGeorge Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; he is best known for his novels ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’
Aldous HuxleyJuly 26, 1894British, AmericanAldous Leonard Huxley was a prominent English writer
Birendra of NepalDecember 28, 1945NepaliKing Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th king of Nepal
Bear GryllsJune 7, 1974BritishBear Grylls is an adventurer popularly known for his bizarre survival tactics in reality television series Man vs
James OglethorpeDecember 22, 1696BritishJames Edward Oglethorpe was a British general and social reformer who founded the colony of Georgia
Robert BoyleJanuary 25, 1627Irish, BritishRobert Boyle was one of the founders of modern chemistry
Henry MoseleyNovember 23, 1887BritishHenry Moseley was a renowned English physicist who developed the Moseley’s Law in the field of x-ray spectroscopy
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and film-maker

BritishMarch 7, 1930328 views

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972

NepaliJune 11, 1920154 views

Birendra of Nepal

King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev was the 11th king of Nepal

NepaliDecember 28, 1945231 views

Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding was an 18th century English writer best known as the author of the novel ‘Tom Jones.’ This biography of Henry Fielding provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

BritishApril 22, 1707161 views

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham was an 18th century British politician and statesman

BritishNovember 15, 170892 views

James Oglethorpe

James Edward Oglethorpe was a British general and social reformer who founded the colony of Georgia

BritishDecember 22, 1696218 views

Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley was a renowned English physicist who developed the Moseley’s Law in the field of x-ray spectroscopy

BritishNovember 23, 1887168 views

Joseph Banks

Sir Joseph Banks was an English botanist whose work paved the way for future-botanists

BritishFebruary 24, 1743121 views

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is an adventurer popularly known for his bizarre survival tactics in reality television series Man vs

BritishJune 7, 1974220 views