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Eton College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Windsor, Berkshire, England

Founding Date:
1440

Motto:
Floreat Etona

Enrollment:
1,200

Official Website:
http://www.etoncollege.com/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
Arthur Balfour
Head of State
25-Jul-1848 19-Mar-1930 UK Prime Minister, 1902-05
Sir Joseph Banks
Botanist
13-Feb-1743 19-Jun-1820 Accompanied James Cook
John Bayley
Novelist
25-Mar-1925   Widower's House
David Benedictus
Novelist
16-Sep-1938   The Fourth of June
Peter Benenson
Activist
31-Jul-1921 25-Feb-2005 Founder of Amnesty International
Robert Boyle
Chemist
25-Jan-1627 30-Dec-1691 Pioneer of modern chemistry
Jeremy Brett
Actor
3-Nov-1933 12-Sep-1995 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
William Bridgeman
Politician
31-Dec-1864 14-Aug-1935 UK Home Secretary, 1922-24
Robert Bridges
Poet
23-Oct-1844 21-Apr-1930 Prometheus the Firegiver
Beau Brummell
Socialite
7-Jun-1778 30-Mar-1840 Dandy, 19th c. arbiter of fashion
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
Head of State
25-May-1713 10-Mar-1792 UK Prime Minister, 1762-63
David Cameron
Head of State
9-Oct-1966   UK Prime Minister
George Canning
Politician
11-Apr-1770 8-Aug-1827 Twice Foreign Secretary of Britain
Peter Carington
Government
6-Jun-1919   UK Foreign Secretary, 1979-82
Andrew Cavendish
Aristocrat
2-Jan-1920 3-May-2004 11th Duke of Devonshire
Peregrine Cavendish
Aristocrat
12-Apr-1944   12th Duke of Devonshire
Christopher Cazenove
Actor
17-Dec-1945 7-Apr-2010 English character actor
Lord David Cecil
Author
9-Apr-1902 1-Jan-1986 Melbourne
Robert Cecil
Politician
14-Sep-1864 24-Nov-1958 Diplomat, Nobel Prize recipient
Alexander Chancellor
Editor
4-Jan-1940   Editor of The Spectator, 1975-84
Randolph Churchill
Journalist
28-May-1911 6-Jun-1968 Son of Winston Churchill
Lord Randolph Churchill
Politician
13-Feb-1849 24-Jan-1895 Father of Winston Churchill
Winston S. Churchill
Politician
10-Oct-1940 2-Mar-2010 British MP, Manchester, 1970-97
Alan Clark
Politician
13-Apr-1928 5-Sep-1999 Controversial, Conservative MP and minister
Colin Clark
Film/TV Producer
9-Oct-1932 17-Dec-2002 My Week with Marilyn
Nicholas Coleridge
Business
1957   Managing Director, Condé Nast
Anthony Collins
Philosopher
21-Jun-1676 13-Dec-1729 A Discourse on Freethinking
Cyril Connolly
Critic
10-Sep-1903 26-Nov-1974 Enemies of Promise
Donald Crisp
Actor
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Henry Page Croft
Politician
22-Jun-1881 7-Dec-1947 British Under-Secretary of War, 1940-45
Harry Crookshank
Politician
27-May-1893 17-Oct-1961 Leader, House of Commons, 1951-55
George Nathaniel Curzon
Government
11-Jan-1859 20-Mar-1925 Created the Kingdom of Jordan
Alec Douglas-Home
Head of State
2-Jul-1903 9-Oct-1995 UK Prime Minister, 1963-64
E. R. Eddison
Novelist
24-Nov-1882 18-Aug-1945 The Worm Ouroboros
Anthony Eden
Head of State
12-Jun-1897 14-Jan-1977 UK Prime Minister, 1955-57
David Faber
Politician
7-Jul-1961   British MP for Westbury, 1992-2001
Marshall Field III
Business
28-Sep-1893 8-Nov-1956 Founder of the Chicago Sun-Times
Henry Fielding
Novelist
22-Apr-1707 8-Oct-1754 Tom Jones
Ranulph Fiennes
Explorer
7-Mar-1944   World explorer
J. Dudley Fishburn
Business
8-Jun-1946   British MP, Kensington, 1988-97
Antony Fisher
Activist
1915 Jul-1988 Libertarian think-tank founder
Ian Fleming
Novelist
28-May-1908 12-Aug-1964 Author of the James Bond series
Charles James Fox
Politician
24-Jan-1749 13-Sep-1806 U.K.'s first Foreign Secretary
Henry Richard Vassall Fox
Politician
21-Nov-1773 22-Oct-1840 3rd Baron Holland
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil
Head of State
3-Feb-1830 22-Aug-1903 UK Prime Minister three times
Ian Gilmour
Politician
8-Jul-1926 21-Sep-2007 Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar
Herbert Gladstone
Politician
18-Feb-1854 6-Mar-1930 UK Home Secretary, 1905-10
William Ewart Gladstone
Head of State
29-Dec-1809 19-May-1898 Four times UK Prime Minister
Charles Gordon-Lennox
Aristocrat
19-Sep-1929   10th Duke of Richmond
Thomas Gray
Poet
26-Dec-1716 30-Jul-1771 An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard
Henry Green
Novelist
29-Oct-1905 13-Dec-1973 Loving
George Grenville
Politician
14-Oct-1712 13-Nov-1770 UK Prime Minister, 1763-65
William Wyndham Grenville
Politician
25-Oct-1759 12-Jan-1834 UK Prime Minister, 1806-07
Jo Grimond
Politician
29-Jul-1913 24-Oct-1993 Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1956-67
Bear Grylls
TV Personality
7-Jun-1974   Man vs. Wild
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Edward Hall
Historian
c. 1495 1547 English chronicler
Henry Hallam
Historian
9-Jul-1777 21-Jan-1859 View of the Middle Ages
Henry Hardinge
Military
30-Mar-1785 24-Sep-1856 Governor-General of India, 1844-48
Sir John Harington
Author
1561 20-Nov-1612 The Metamorphosis of Ajax
Prince Harry
Royalty
15-Sep-1984   2nd son of Princess Diana
Antony Head
Politician
1906 1983 UK Minister of Defence, 1956-57
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Politician
26-Dec-1899 20-Jan-1981 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1958-60
John Herschel
Astronomer
7-Mar-1792 11-May-1871 Discovered many moons of Saturn
Tom Hiddleston
Actor
9-Feb-1981   Thor
William Howe
Military
10-Aug-1729 12-Jul-1814 Commander-in-Chief in America
David Howell
Politician
18-Jan-1936   Former MP, Guildford
Douglas Hurd
Politician
8-Mar-1930   Former UK Home, Foreign Secretary
Nick Hurd
Politician
13-May-1962   British MP, Ruislip-Northwood
Aldous Huxley
Author
26-Jul-1894 22-Nov-1963 Brave New World
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
M. R. James
Author
1-Aug-1862 12-Jun-1936 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Gladwyn Jebb
Diplomat
25-Apr-1900 24-Oct-1996 Acting UN Secretary General, 1945-46
Boris Johnson
Journalist
19-Jun-1964   Mayor of London
John Maynard Keynes
Economist
5-Jun-1883 21-Apr-1946 Father of Keynesian economics
Hugh Laurie
Actor
11-Jun-1959   Jeeves and Wooster, House
John Lehmann
Poet
2-Jun-1907 7-Apr-1987 Thrown to the Woolfs
Leopold III
Royalty
3-Nov-1901 25-Sep-1983 Abdicated King of Belgium
Damian Lewis
Actor
11-Feb-1971   Band of Brothers
John Loder
Actor
3-Jan-1898 26-Dec-1988 Sabotage
Fitzroy Maclean
Politician
11-Mar-1911 15-Jun-1996 Eastern Approaches
Harold Macmillan
Head of State
10-Feb-1894 29-Dec-1986 UK Prime Minister, 1957-63
Patrick Macnee
Actor
6-Feb-1922   Mr. Steed on The Avengers
Simon Mann
Military
26-Jun-1952   Executive Outcomes
John Maynard Smith
Biologist
6-Jan-1920 19-Apr-2004 Applied game theory to evolutionary biology
Prince Michael of Kent
Royalty
4-Jul-1942   Grandson of King George V
George Orwell
Author
25-Jun-1903 21-Jan-1950 1984 and Animal Farm
William Oughtred
Mathematician
5-Mar-1574 30-Jun-1660 Inventor of the slide rule
William Pitt the Elder
Head of State
15-Nov-1708 11-May-1778 Seven Years War
Anthony Powell
Novelist
21-Dec-1905 28-Mar-2000 A Dance to the Music of Time
Archibald Philip Primrose
Head of State
7-May-1847 21-May-1929 UK Prime Minister 1894-95
Francis Pym
Politician
13-Feb-1922 6-Mar-2008 UK Foreign Secretary, 1982-83
Lord Rayleigh
Physicist
12-Nov-1842 30-Jun-1919 Why the sky is blue
Eddie Redmayne
Actor
6-Jan-1982   Red
Nicholas Ridley
Politician
17-Feb-1929 4-Mar-1993 Thatcherite MP and Minister
Charles Stewart Rolls
Business
27-Aug-1877 12-Jul-1910 Co-Founder of Rolls-Royce
Vere Rothermere
Publisher
27-Apr-1925 1-Sep-1998 Proprietor of the Daily Mail, 1971-98
Jacob Rothschild
Business
29-Apr-1936   RIT Capital Partners
Duncan Sandys
Politician
24-Jan-1908 26-Nov-1987 UK Colonial Secretary, 1962-64
Charles Shaughnessy
Actor
9-Feb-1955   Maxwell Sheffield on The Nanny
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet
4-Aug-1792 8-Jul-1822 Prometheus Unbound
Goldwin Smith
Historian
13-Aug-1823 7-Jun-1910 Controversialist
David Somerset
Aristocrat
23-Feb-1928   11th Duke of Beaufort
Frederick Arthur Stanley
Government
15-Jan-1841 14-Jun-1908 Hockey's Stanley Cup
Sir Leslie Stephen
Encyclopaedist
28-Nov-1832 22-Feb-1904 Dictionary of National Biography
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Poet
5-Apr-1837 10-Apr-1909 Masochist Victorian poet
Peter Thorneycroft
Politician
26-Jul-1909 4-Jun-1994 UK Minister of Defence, 1962-64
Jeremy Thorpe
Politician
29-Apr-1929   Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1967-76
Edmund Waller
Poet
3-Mar-1606 21-Oct-1687 Go, Lovely Rose
Horace Walpole
Author
24-Sep-1717 2-Mar-1797 Wrote the first Gothic novel
Robert Walpole
Head of State
26-Aug-1676 18-Mar-1745 UK's first Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
Military
1-May-1769 14-Sep-1852 1st Duke of Wellington
Stephen Wolfram
Mathematician
29-Aug-1959   Creator of Mathematica
Simon Woods
Actor
1980   Pride & Prejudice

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas Henry Huxley
Scientist
24-May-1825 29-Jun-1895 Debated Wilberforce over evolution
M. R. James
Author
1-Aug-1862 12-Jun-1936 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary


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