List of Old Harrovians

The following is a list of some notable Old Harrovians, graduates of Harrow School in the United Kingdom.
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Royalty

*King Faisal II of Iraq
*Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan
*Prince Hassan bin Al Talal of Jordan
*King Hussein of Jordan
*Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, claimant Nizam of Hyderabad
*Jagaddipendra Narayan, Maharaja of Cooch Behar
*Lord Nicholas Windsor, youngest son of HRH The Duke of Kent; the Queen's cousin

Prime Ministers

*Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of India
*Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
*Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Politicians

*Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden
*James Agg-Gardner
*John Amery
*Sir John Milne Barbour, 1st Baronet, finance minister, Northern Ireland
*Thomas Baring
*Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell
*Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
*Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland
*Robert Cunninghame-Graham
*Bill Deedes
*Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland
*Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland
*Sir William Hart Dyke
*Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland
*Gerald Gardiner, Baron Gardiner, Lord Chancellor
*George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*Sir Jeremy Greenstock
*Albert Henry Edward Grey, 4th Earl Grey, Governor-General of Canada
*James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
*James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn
*John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn
*Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster
*Sir Adrian Holman, diplomat
*Sir Stanley Jackson, cricketer and Governor of Bengal
*Sir Keith Joseph,
*John Alsop King, Governor of New York State
*Charles Lemon, 2nd Baronet Lemon of Carclew
*Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury
*Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, Viceroy of India
*Sir Francis May, Governor of Hong Kong
*Peter Millett, Baron Millett, Law Lord
*Walter Monckton, 1st Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
*Sir Frederick Peel, Under-Secretary of State for War and Secretary to the Treasury
*John Profumo
*Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, Governor General of Bengal
*Anthony Royle, Baron Fanshawe of Richmond, KCMG
*Robert Sanders, 1st Baron Bayford
*John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
*John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer
* Sir Douglas Straight
*Henry Strutt, 2nd Baron Belper
*John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth, Governor General of India
*Sir Reginald Talbot, Governor of Victoria

Military

*Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Governor General of Canada
*James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, Charge of the Light Brigade
*General Sir Peter de la Billiere
*David Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*Dudley Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*John Harington Gubbins, linguist & diplomat
*General Lord Guthrie, Chief of the General Staff (1994-1997) and Chief of the Defence Staff (1997-2001)
*Sir Samuel Hoare, 1st Viscount Templewood, politician
*Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope, supporter of the Confederate States of America
*Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy of India
*Ivan Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel, commander Operation Jaywick
*Gilbert Monckton, 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
*Admiral Lord Rodney
*Robert Sanders, 1st Baron Bayford
*Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Victoria
*General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien
*Field Marshal John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort

Victoria Cross Holders

Nineteen Old Harrovians have been awarded the Victoria Cross: [ [http://www.harrowschool.org.uk/html/overview/tradition/history/ Harrow School website: History] ]

Crimean War

**Captain William Peel (naval officer) [Sir John George Smyth, (1963), "The Story of the Victoria Cross, 1856-1963", page 33 (F. Muller:London)]
**Lieutenant Alexander Roberts Dunn [Harrow School, (1911), "The Harrow School Register, 1800-1911", page 209, (Longmans, Green, and Co)]
**Lieutenant William James Montgomery Cuninghame [Harrow School, (1911), "The Harrow School Register, 1800-1911", page 212, (Longmans, Green, and Co)]

Second Opium War

**Colonel John Worthy Chaplin [Reginald de Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 208, (Longmans, Green)]

First Ashanti Expedition

**Major The Lord Edric Gifford [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 304, (Longmans, Green)]

Zulu War

**Lieutenant Teignmouth Melvill [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 232, (Longmans, Green)]

Sudan Campaign

**Lieutenant Percival Scrope Marling [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 445, (Longmans, Green)]

South African War

**Captain Walter Congreve [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 470, (Longmans, Green)]
**Lieutenant John Peniston Milbanke [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 578, (Longmans, Green)]

Third Somaliland Expedition

**Captain George Murray Rolland [Reginald Courtenay Welch, Harrow School, (1894), "The Harrow School Register, 1801-1893", page 551, (Longmans, Green)]

First World War

**Acting Major George de Cardonnel Elmsall Findlay [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 234, (Rivingtons)]
**Second Lieutenant William Rhodes-Moorhouse [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 220, (Rivingtons)]
**Major Ernest Wright Alexander [Sir John George Smyth, (1963), "The Story of the Victoria Cross, 1856-1963", page 159 (F. Muller:London)]
**Captain Garth Walford [Harrow School, (1911), "The Harrow School Register, 1800-1911", page 766, (Longmans, Green, and Co)]
**Acting Captain Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 281, (Rivingtons)]
**Acting Captain Walter Napleton Stone [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 277, (Rivingtons)]
**Acting Lieutenant Colonel John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 205, (Rivingtons)]
**Captain Richard Raymond Willis [Harrow School, (1911), "The Harrow School Register, 1800-1911", page 708, (Longmans, Green, and Co)]

Second World War

**Temporary Captain Ian Oswald Liddell [Harrow School, (1951), "The Harrow School Register, 1885-1949", page 564, (Rivingtons)]

Church

*Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury
*Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, Second Archbishop of Westminster

Arts

Writers

*Bernard Bosanquet, philosopher
*George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, poet
*Richard Curtis, scriptwriter & actor
*Alain de Botton, author
*John Galsworthy, dramatist and nobel prize winning novelist
*Mark Haddon, author
*Augustus Hare, author
*L. P. Hartley, author
*Sir Arnold Lunn, skiing pioneer & writer
*E. H. W. Meyerstein poet and writer
*Simon Sebag Montefiore, journalist and historian
*Sir John Mortimer, dramatist and author
*Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright & politician
*Marmaduke Pickthall, Islamic and Middle-Eastern scholar
*Jason Pontin, editor, publisher, and journalist
*Procter, Bryan Waller, alias "Barry Cornwall" [friend of Keats]
*Sir Terence Rattigan, dramatist
*G.M. Trevelyan, historian
*Anthony Trollope, novelist
*Francis Wheen, writer and journalist
*Dornford Yates (Cecil William Mercer), novelist

Visual arts

*Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, 19th century artist
*Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, photographer
*Sir Cecil Beaton, photographer and costume designer
*Spencer Gore, artist
*Sir Francis Grant, artist and President of the Royal Academy
*Victor Pasmore, artist

Acting

*Tim Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland, actor
*James Callis, actor
*Peter Cellier, actor
*Benedict Cumberbatch, actor
*Michael Denison, actor
*James Dreyfus, actor
*Sir Gerald du Maurier, actor, producer
*Cary Elwes, Actor
*Edward Fox, actor
*James Fox, actor
*Laurence Fox, actor
*Robert Fox, film producer

Music

*James Blunt, musician
*Mike d'Abo, lead singer, Manfred Mann
*Dan Marshall, grime/hip-hop lyricist
*Sandy Wilson, composer and lyricist

ciences

*Francis Maitland Balfour, scientist
*Sir Joseph Banks, explorer
*Sir Gavin de Beer
*Sir Arthur Evans, archaeologist
*Aubrey de Grey
*Henry Bence Jones
*Sir William Jones, philologist
*Nicholas Patrick, NASA astronaut
*Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, scientist & civil servant
*John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, physicist & Nobel Prize laureate
*William Fox Talbot, pioneer of photography

ports

*C. W. Alcock, creator of the FA Cup
*Edward Baily
*John Barham, Athlete
*Sohrab Boushehri, Skydiver
*Morton Betts, 19th Century sportsman
*Tom French, rugby footballer of London Wasps
*Douglas Robert Hadow, died on Matterhorn first ascent
*Patrick Francis Hadow, Wimbledon champion and big game hunter
*Arthur Haygarth, cricketer
*John McCririck, racing commentator
*Matthew Batten, Curling Champion
*Ed Ross, Legend
*Sir Rupert Mackeson, racing author
*Charles Morice (footballer), played for England as a forward in the first international match against Scotland.
*Ranjitsinhji, cricketer
*Sir Lancelot Royle KBE, Olympian & business man, governor of Harrow School
*Reginald de Courtenay Welch, England international footballer
*Julian Wilson, racing commentator

Business

*Gregory Apcar, merchant and philanthropist
*Simon Astaire
*Thomas Baring of Barings Bank
*Patrick Douglas Hadow, former Chairman of P&O
*Yıldırım Ali Koç, Koç Holding member and Turkish multisport club Fenerbahçe S.K. vice-president.
*Julian Metcalfe, founder of Pret a Manger
*Nicky Oppenheimer, South African billionaire
*Timothy Royle, founding chairman of Control Risks Group
*Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot, industrialist
*Herbert Haynes Twining, of Twinings
*Fraser Waters, member of the London Wasps rugby union team.

Law

*Robert Sanders, 1st Baron Bayford

Other Nobility

*Henry Wentworth Acland
*Sir Alexander Baird, 1st Baronet
*James Chichester, Earl of Belfast (still attending the school)
*Mark Dundas, 4th Marquess of Zetland
*Alexander Gordon, 7th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*David Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*Dudley Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
*Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster
*Christopher Nevill, 6th Marquess of Abergavenny
*Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford

Other

*George Askew, contestant on Big Brother 7 UK
*Tom Avery, explorer
*James Bruce, explorer
*Pen Hadow, explorer
*Basil Henriques, philanthropist
*William Jaggs, Oxford University student who murdered a teacher's daughter at the school in 2006 [http://143.252.148.161/tol/news/uk/crime/article4255473.ece]

Old Harrovians in fiction

*Lord Brett Sinclair from The Persuaders!
*Paul Marshall, antagonist from novel Atonement and the film of the same name
*Withnail from "Withnail and I"

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