List of University of Edinburgh people

This is a list of notable graduates as well as non-graduate former students, academic staff, and university officials of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. It also includes those who may be considered alumni by extension, having studied at institutions that later merged with the University of Edinburgh. The University is associated with 19 Nobel laureates, three Turing Award laureates, an Abel Prize winner and Fields Medalist, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and three UK Prime Ministers.

Government and politicsEdit

Heads of state and heads of governmentEdit

 
Former British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown is an alumnus and former rector of the University of Edinburgh.
State/government Leader Office
  Canada Charles Tupper Prime Minister of Canada (1 May 1896 – 8 July 1896)
  Malawi Hastings Banda President of Malawi (1966–1994)
  Nicaragua William Walker President of Nicaragua (by force) (1856–1857)
  South Korea Yun Posun President of South Korea (1960–1962)
Jang Taek-sang Prime Minister of South Korea (6 May 1952 – 6 October 1952)
  Tanzania Julius Nyerere President of Tanzania (1964–1985)
  UK Gordon Brown Prime Minister (2007–2010)
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell Prime Minister (1846–52 and 1865–66)
Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston Prime Minister (1855–58 and 1859–65)
  United States Arthur St. Clair President of the Continental Congress (1787-1788)

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

AfricaEdit

Australia and New ZealandEdit

AsiaEdit

CanadaEdit

CaribbeanEdit

Middle EastEdit

RoyaltyEdit


Judges and lawyersEdit

Natural sciences, engineering and medicineEdit

AstronomyEdit

ChemistryEdit

GeologyEdit

InformaticsEdit

Mathematics, physics and engineeringEdit

Medicine and biologyEdit

Nobel laureatesEdit

Social sciences, arts and businessEdit

Pulitzer Prize winnersEdit

  • Jack N. Rakove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1997 (undergraduate student from 1966 to 1967)
  • Andrew Marshall, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2014 (MA in English Literature)

ArchitectureEdit

BusinessEdit

EconomicsEdit

LiteratureEdit

Media and the artsEdit

MusicEdit

History, philosophy, sociology and theologyEdit

OthersEdit

SportsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

University officialsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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