Eton College Notable Alumni

Eton College Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Eton College. The list includes people like Karl Marx, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, David Cameron, George Orwell & Christopher Lee. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, leaders, writers, miscellaneous 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 Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belgravia, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 7, 2015
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 2 Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls
25
Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: May 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 George Orwell

George Orwell
21
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: January 21, 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author of James Bond Series
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964

 5 Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Godalming, England
Died: November 22, 1963

 6 P B Shelley

P B Shelley
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Horsham, Sussex, England
Died: July 8, 1822

 7 Harold Macmillan

Harold Macmillan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cadogan Place, London
Died: December 29, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes
6
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946

 9 Prince Harry

Prince Harry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Younger Son of Charles, Prince of Wales
Birthdate: September 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: May 19, 1898

 11 Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle
4
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691

 12 Robert Walpole

Robert Walpole
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Prime Minister of Great Britain
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk
Died: March 18, 1745

 13 Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer, Writer, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 15 Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915

 16 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: January 13, 2017

 17 John Graves Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
Birthdate: February 25, 1752
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: October 26, 1806

 18 Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 19 Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews
1
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: August 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: April 16, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Powderham Castle, United Kingdom
Died: December 23, 1959
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 21 Lord Frederick Windsor

Lord Frederick Windsor
0
Famous As: Financial analyst
Birthdate: April 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Mary's Hospital

 22 Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 22, 1707
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sharpham
Died: October 8, 1754

 23 Patrick Macnee

Patrick Macnee
1
Listed In:
Famous As: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 24 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Birthdate: March 13, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fallodon, Northumberland, England
Died: July 17, 1845

 25 John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer

John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Earl Spencer
Birthdate: January 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 29, 1992

 26 J.B.S. Haldane

J.B.S. Haldane
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
Died: December 1, 1964

 27 George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Viceroy of India
Birthdate: January 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kedleston, Derbyshire, England
Died: March 20, 1925

 28 David Cameron

David Cameron
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: October 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The Great Commoner
Birthdate: November 15, 1708
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster
Died: May 11, 1778

 30 Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Spy, Journalist
Birthdate: April 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon
Died: August 30, 1963

 31 Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 7, 1944

 32 Justin Welby

Justin Welby
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 6, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 33 Birendra of Nepal

Birendra of Nepal
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Famous As: 11th King of Nepal
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Narayanhity Palace
Died: June 1, 2001

 34 Bill Turnbull

Bill Turnbull
0
Famous As: Journalist, Presenter
Birthdate: January 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guildford

 35 Julian Huxley

Julian Huxley
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: June 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1975

 36 Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: September 30, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kanpur, India
Died: November 14, 1914

 37 Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood

Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military personnel
Birthdate: September 9, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 23, 1947

 38 Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: York Cottage, England
Died: June 10, 1974

 39 Ian Ogilvy

Ian Ogilvy
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Founder of the colony of Georgia
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surrey
Died: June 30, 1785

 41 A. J. Ayer

A. J. Ayer
1
Listed In: Philosophers
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: June 27, 1989

 42 Mark Fiennes

Mark Fiennes
1
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, Illustrator
Birthdate: November 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland
Died: December 30, 2004

 43 Joseph Banks

Joseph Banks
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: February 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: June 19, 1820

 44 Lord North

Lord North
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piccadilly
Died: August 5, 1792

 45 Hugh Hudson

Hugh Hudson
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: August 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 46 John Harington

John Harington
1
Famous As: English author
Birthdate: August 4, 1561
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kelston, United Kingdom
Died: November 20, 1612

 47 John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough

John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: April 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England
Died: October 16, 2014

 48 Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 24, 1895

 49 George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield House, London, England
Died: July 11, 2011

 50 Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician
Birthdate: September 24, 1717
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
Died: March 2, 1797
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.