List of Old Etonians born in the 19th century

The following notable old boys of Eton College were born in the 19th century.

1800s

* Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839), poet and politician
* Sir John William Lubbock (1803–1865), Vice-Chancellor, University of London, 1837–1842, astronomer and mathematician
*Field Marshal Lord William Paulet GCB (1804–1893), British Army officer
* James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807–1889), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1852, 1858–1859, and Lord Privy Seal, 1866–1868, 1874–1876
* Frederick Tennyson (1807–1898), poet
* William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808–1891), politician and benefactor of science and industry
* William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), President of the Board of Trade, 1843–1845, Colonial Secretary, 1845–1846, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1852–1855, 1859–1866, and Prime Minister, 1868–1874, 1880–1885, 1886, 1892–1894
* Alexander Kinglake (1809–1891), military historian
* George Augustus Selwyn (1809–1878), Bishop of New Zealand, 1841–1867, and Lichfield, 1868–1878

1810s

* George Harris, 3rd Baron Harris (1810–1872), Governor of Madras, 1854–1859
* Arthur Henry Hallam (1811–1833), poet
* Charles Kean (c.1811–1868), actor
* General Sir Arthur Borton (1814–1893), Governor of Malta, 1878–1884
* Arthur Kinnaird, 10th Baron Kinnaird (1814–1887), banker, politician and philanthropist
* Sir John Lawes (1814–1899), agriculturist
* Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Labalmondière (1815–1893), Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, 1856–1888
* John Charles Ryle (1816–1900), Anglican evangelical theologian and first Bishop of Liverpool
* Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), Chancellor and Vicar-General of the Province of York, 1877–1900, and clock designer
* Henry Woodyer (1816–1896)
* George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton of Frankley (1817–1876), politician and co-founder of Canterbury, New Zealand
* Lieutenant-General Lord Henry Percy (1817–1877), Crimean War Victoria Cross
* John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge (1820–1894), Attorney General, 1871–1873, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 1873–1880, and Lord Chief Justice, 1880–1894
* Sir John Carmichael-Anstruther, 6th Baronet (1818–1831), shot at Eton

1820s

* Sir Richard Garth (1820–1903), Chief Justice of Bengal, 1875–1886
* Edward Thring (1821–1887), Headmaster of Uppingham School, 1853–1887
* John Campbell of Islay (1822–1885), Gaelic scholar
* William Johnson Cory (1823–1892), poet
* William Spottiswoode (1825–1883), President of the Royal Society, 1878–1883, mathematician and physicist
* Thomas Levett, 1826, later Levett-Prinsep of Croxall Hall, Derbyshire
* Arthur Levett, Wychnor Hall (or Park), Staffordshire
* General Sir George Higginson (1826–1927), Crimean War soldier, commander of the Brigade of Guards
* Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Russell (1826–1883), Crimean War Victoria Cross and politician
* Coleridge Patteson (1827–1871), Bishop of Melanesia, 1861–1871, and martyr
* Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Fraser (1829–1895), Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross
*Henry Agar-Ellis, 3rd Viscount Clifden,won both Derby and St. Ledger in 1848
* Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (1829–1894), judge

1830s

* Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830–1903), Secretary of State for India, 1866–1867, 1874–1878, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1878–1880, 1885–1886, 1887–1892, 1895–1900, and Prime Minister, 1885–1886, 1886–1892, 1895–1902
* James Payn (1830–1898), novelist, poet, editor and journalist
* Clement Walker Heneage (1831–1901), Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross
* Fiennes Cornwallis 1831–1867
* Henry Labouchère (1831–1912), politician and publisher
* Sir Robert Herbert (1831–1905), first Premier of Queensland
* Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Pearson (1831–1890), Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, 1881–1890
* George Fosbery (1832–1907), Umbeyla Expedition Victoria Cross and firearms expert
* Gerald Goodlake (1832–1890), Crimean War Victoria Cross
* Robert Loyd-Lindsay, 1st Baron Wantage (1832–1901), Crimean War Victoria Cross and politician
* Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832–1914), Commander-in-Chief, Madras, 1881–1885, India, 1885–1893, Ireland, 1895–1899, and South Africa, 1899–1900, Commander-in-Chief, 1901–1904, and Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross
* Sir Leslie Stephen (1832–1904), Editor, "Dictionary of National Biography", 1882–1891, and writer
* Charles Stuart Aubrey Abbott, 3rd Baron Tenterden (1834–1882), diplomat
* John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834–1913), Vice-Chancellor, University of London, 1872–1880, Chairman, London County Council, 1890–1892, banker, scientist, archaeologist and author
* F. C. Burnand (1836–1917), librettist, translator and dramatist
* Oscar Browning (1837–1923), historian
* Algernon Swinburne (1837–1909), poet
* General Sir Redvers Buller (1839–1908), Adjutant General, 1890–1897, General Officer Commanding Natal, 1899–1900, and I Corps, 1901–1906, and Zulu War Victoria Cross
* Col. Sir Francis Arthur Marindin (1838–1900), Senior Inspecting Officer of Railways, Board of Trade and President of the Football Association.

1840s

* John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919), Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge, 1879–1884, Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Institution, 1887–1905, Secretary to the Royal Society, 1887–1896, and Nobel Laureate
* Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson (1842–1921), Third Sea Lord, 1897–1901, Flag Officer Commanding Channel Squadron, 1901–1908, and Home Fleet, 1903–1907, First Sea Lord, 1909–1912, and Sudan Campaign Victoria Cross
* Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge (1843–1911), oarsman, cyclist, runner and sculptor
* Robert Bridges (1844–1930), Poet Laureate, 1913–1930
* Quintin Hogg (1845–1903), sugar merchant, philanthropist and Scotland footballer
* General Sir Neville Lyttelton (1845–1931), Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1902–1904, Chief of the General Staff, 1904–1908, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Ireland, 1908–1912, and Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 1912–1931
* Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845–1927), Governor-General of Canada, 1883–1888, Viceroy of India, 1888–1893, Secretary of State for War, 1895–1900, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1900–1905
* Sir Frederick Pollock (1845–1937), Corpus Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Oxford, 1883–1903
* Sir Thomas Chapman, 7th Baronet (1846–1919), father of T. E. Lawrence
* Edmond Fitzmaurice, 1st Baron Fitzmaurice (1846–1935), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1908–1909, and writer
* Lord William Beresford (1847–1900), Zulu War Victoria Cross
* Arthur Fitzgerald Kinnaird, 11th Lord Kinnaird (1847–1923), footballer, and President of the Football Association, 1890–1923
* Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847–1929), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1892–1894, and Prime Minister, 1894–1895
* Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848–1930), Prime Minister, 1902–1905, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1915–1916, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1916–1919
* Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848–1867), poet
* Sir Henry Maxwell Lyte (1848–1940), Deputy Keeper of the Public Records, 1886–1926, and historian
* Sir Hubert Parry (1848–1918), Director, Royal College of Music, 1895–1918, Professor of Music, University of Oxford, 1899–1908, and composer
* Julian Sturgis (1848–1904), librettist who played football as an amateur for the Wanderers F.C. winning the FA Cup in 1873, and was thus the first American to win an FA Cup Final.
* Lord Randolph Churchill (1849–1894), Secretary of State for India, 1885–1886, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1886–1887
* Sir Joseph Dimsdale (1849–1912), Lord Mayor of London, 1901–1902, and politician

1850s

* Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906), Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge, 1888–1906
* George Harris, 4th Baron Harris (1851–1932), Governor of Bombay, 1890–1895, and England cricketer
* Sir John Murray (1851–1928), publisher
* Henry Stephens Salt (1851–1939), writer, social reformer, socialist, animal rights campaigner, vegetarian, literary critic, and biographer.
* Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher (1852–1930), Secretary, Office of Works, 1895–1902, defence expert and writer
* William Ellison-Macartney (1852–1924), MP for South Antrim, 1885–1903, Governor of Tasmania, 1913–1917, Governor of Western Australia, 1917–1920
* Arthur Lyttelton (1852–1903), Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, 1882–1893
* James Leigh Joynes (1853–1893)
* Mark Hanbury Beaufoy, (1854–1922) Liberal member of parliament, author of 'Never, never, let your gun pointed be at anyone...'
* Sir Horace Plunkett (1854–1932), Irish politician and writer
* William Edwards (1855–1912), Sudan Campaign Victoria Cross
* James Lowther, 1st Viscount Ullswater (1855–1949), Conservative politician
* Edward Lyttelton (1855–1942), Headmaster of Haileybury School, 1890–1905, and Eton, 1905–1916, and writer, who made one appearance for England in 1878.
* St John Brodrick, 1st Earl of Midleton (1856–1942), Secretary of State for War, 1900–1903, and Secretary of State for India, 1903–1905
*Alfred Lyttelton (1857–1913), Colonial Secretary, 1903–1905, and England footballer.
* Field Marshal Herbert Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer (1857–1932), Quartermaster General, 1904–1905, General Officer Commanding Northern Command, 1911–1914, II Corps, 1914–1915, Second Army, 1915–1917, 1918, Italian Expeditionary Force, 1917–1918, and British Army of the Rhine, 1918–1919, Governor of Malta, 1919–1924, and High Commissioner for Palestine, 1925–1928
* Sir Charles Hawtrey (1858–1923), actor-manager
* Sir Henry Miers (1858–1942), Waynflete Professor of Mineralogy, University of Oxford, 1895–1908, Principal, University of London, 1908–1915, and Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Manchester, 1915–1926
* Sir Kynaston Studd (1858–1944), Lord Mayor of London, 1928–1929, and philanthropist
* George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), Viceroy of India, 1899–1905, and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1919–1924
*Reginald Heber Macaulay (1858–1937), footballer who won the FA Cup with Old Etonians in 1882 and made one appearance for England in 1878.
* Sir Lionel Cust (1859–1929), Director, National Portrait Gallery, 1895–1909, and Surveyor of the King's Pictures, 1901–1927
* Sir Cecil Spring-Rice (1859–1918), Minister to Persia, 1906–1908, and Sweden, 1908–1912, and ambassador to the United States, 1912–1918

1860s

* Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke of Towton (1860–1938), Yorkshire cricketer
* William Inge (1860–1954), Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1907–1911, and Dean of St Paul's, 1911–1934
*John Frederick Peel Rawlinson (1860–1926), footballer who won the FA Cup with Old Etonians in 1882 and made one appearance for England 1881, before serving as a Member of Parliament for Cambridge University from 1906 to 1926.
* George Lambton (1860–1945), British flat racing Champion Trainer 1906, 1911 and 1912
* Gilbert Bourne (1861–1933), Linacre Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University of Oxford, 1906–1921, and oarsman
* A. C. Benson (1862–1925), Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1915–1925, and writer
* Harry Levy-Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham (1862–1933), Managing Proprietor, "The Daily Telegraph", 1903–1928, and politician
* Field Marshal Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy (1862–1935), General Officer Commanding Egypt, 1912–1914, Cavalry Corps, 1915, IX Corps, 1915–1916, XVII Corps, 1916, Canadian Corps, 1916–1917, and Third Army, 1917–1919, Governor-General of Canada, 1921–1926, and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, 1928–1931
* M. R. James (1862–1936), author, antiquary, Director, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, 1894–1908, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge, 1913–1915, and Provost of Eton, 1918–1936
* William Bromley-Davenport (1862–1949), MP, soldier, England footballer1913–1915, and Provost of Eton, 1918–1936
* Arthur Bourchier (1864–1927), actor-manager
* Fiennes Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis, (1864 – 1935), Politician.
* Charles FitzClarence (1865–1914), Second Boer War Victoria Cross
* George Murray (1865–1939), Heath Professor of Comparative Pathology, University of Durham, 1893–1908, and Professor of Systematic Medicine, Victoria University of Manchester, 1908–1925
* John Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1866–1929), automobile enthusiast and expert
* Sidney Evans (1866–1949)
* Guy Nickalls (1866–1935), Olympic oarsman
* Sir Wasey Sterry (1866–1955), Chief Justice of Sudan, 1903–1917, Legal Secretary of Sudan, 1917–1926, and Judge of the Supreme Court for Egypt, 1928–1938
* Charles Bathurst, 1st Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), Governor-General of New Zealand, 1930–1935, politician and agriculturist
* Arthur Clutton-Brock (1868–1924), essayist, critic and journalist
* George Thesiger (1868–1915), General killed in action at the battle of Loos
* Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, (1868–1938), Governor General of Canada 1916-1921.
* Oliver Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill (1869–1935) Diplomat.

1870s

* Eric Parker (1870–1955), naturalist, author and journalist
* Alexander Murray, 8th Earl of Dunmore (1871–1962), Malakand Campaign Victoria Cross
* Major-General Sir John Gough (1871–1915), Somaliland Campaign Victoria Cross
* Norman Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu (1871–1950), Governor, Bank of England, 1920–1944
* Sir Home Gordon (1871–1956), 12th Baronet Gordon of Embo, Sutherlandshire, cricket writer and journalist
* Richard Austen-Leigh (1872–1961), writer and printing expert
* Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham (1872–1950), Attorney General, 1922–1924, 1924–1928, Lord Chancellor, 1928–1929, 1935–1938, and Secretary of State for War, 1931–1935
* Brigadier General Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (1872–1955), Governor of South Australia, 1928–1934, and New South Wales, 1935–1936, Governor-General of Australia, 1936–1944, and Sudan Campaign Victoria Cross
* Frederick Roberts (1872–1899), Boer War Victoria Cross
* Sir Charles Ross (1872–1942), inventor of the Ross Rifle
* Maurice Baring (1874–1945), poet, writer and journalist
* Major-General Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone (1874–1957), Governor-General of South Africa, 1923–1931, and Canada, 1940–1946
* Geoffrey Dawson (1874–1944), Editor, "The Times", 1912–1919, 1923–1941
* Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 6th Earl of Donoughmore (1875–1948), Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, 1911–1931
* Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh (1875–1947), Professor of Physics, Imperial College, London, 1908–1919
* Arthur Stanley, 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley (1875–1931), MP for Eddisbury, 1906–1910, Governor of Victoria, 1914–1920, and Chairman of the Royal Colonial Institute, 1925–1928
* Sir Trevor Bigham (1876–1954), Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, 1914–1931, and Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, 1931–1935
* Charles Desborough Burnell (1876–1969), oarsman
* Brigadier-General John Campbell (1876–1944), First World War Victoria Cross
* Bernard Darwin (1876–1961), golfer and sportswriter
* Edward Dent (1876–1957), Professor of Music, University of Cambridge, 1926–1941, and musicologist
* Sir Harcourt Gold (1876–1952), oarsman
* Arnold Sandwith Ward (1876–1950) journalist, solicitor, MP
* Aga Khan III (1877–1957), 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims
*Bernard Bosanquet (1877–1936), cricketer
* Sir Desmond MacCarthy (1877–1952), literary critic and writer
* Roger Quilter (1877–1953), composer
* Charles Rolls (1877–1910), Managing Director, Rolls-Royce, 1906–1910, engineer, aviator, cyclist, racing driver, land speed record holder and first British air accident fatality
* George Herbert Hyde Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877–1955), Chairman, BBC, 1927–1930, Governor-General of South Africa, 1931–1937, and Lord Chamberlain, 1938–1952
* Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany (1878–1957), writer
* Henry McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway (1879–1953), industrialist, horticulturalist and politician
* Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879–1952), Proprietor, "The Observer", 1911–1945, Lord Mayor of Plymouth, 1939–1944, and politician
* Douglas Clifton Brown, 1st Viscount Ruffside (1879–1958), Speaker of the House of Commons, 1943–1951
* Sir Gerald Kelly (1879–1972), portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy, 1949–1954
* George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd (1879–1941), Governor of Bombay, 1918–1923, High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan, 1925–1929, and Colonial Secretary, 1940–1941
*Hubert William Culling Carr-Gomm (1877-1939), Liberal MP for Rotherhithe, 1906-18 and assistant secretary to Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1880s

* George Boyd-Rochfort (1880–1940), First World War Victoria Cross
* Francis Grenfell (1880–1915), First World War Victoria Cross
* Lawrence Oates (1880–1912), Antarctic explorer
* Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880–1944)
* Lewis Evans (VC) (1881–1962)
* Robert Vansittart, 1st Baron Vansittart (1881–1957)
* Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson (1881–1964)
* Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (1881–1959)
* John Christie (1882–1962)
* Harry Primrose, 6th Earl of Rosebery (1882–1974)
* Christopher Stone (1882–1965)
* Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883–1938)
* Arthur Borton (1883–1933)
* John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946)
* George Lyttelton (1883–1962)
* Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (1883–1950)
* Alexander Cadogan (1884–1968)
* Alfred Dillwyn Knox (1884–1943)
* John Murray (1884–1967)
* George Butterworth (1885–1916)
* Shane Leslie (1885–1971)
* Sir Horace James Seymour (1885–1978)
* John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever (1886–1971)
* Geoffrey Drummond (1886–1941)
* Hugh Dalton (1887–1962)
* Denys Finch Hatton (1887–1931)
* Julian Huxley (1887–1975)
* Henry Moseley (1887–1915)
* Julian Grenfell (1888–1915)
* Ronald Knox (1888–1957)
* Thomas Ralph Merton (1888–1969)
* Patrick Shaw-Stewart (1888–1917)
* Neville Elliott-Cooper (1889–1918)
* Eugen Millington-Drake (1889–1972)
* Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich (1890–1954)
* Percy Hansen (1890–1951)
* Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso (1890–1970)
* Sir Albert Charles Gladstone, 5th Baronet, of Fasque (1886–1967)
* Sir Charles Andrew Gladstone, 6th Baronet, of Fasque (1888–1968)

1890s

* Stewart Menzies (1890–1968), head of MI6 during World War II
* Arthur Batten-Pooll (1891–1971), First World War Victoria Cross
* William Congreve (1891–1916), First World War Victoria Cross
* Edward Bridges, 1st Baron Bridges (1892–1969), Cabinet Secretary, 1938–1945, and Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, 1945–1956
* Sir John Graham (1892–1980), First World War Victoria Cross
* J. B. S. Haldane (1892–1964), Professor of Genetics and of Biometry, University College, London, 1933–1957
* Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis (1892–1982)
* Thomas Lowinsky (1892–1947)
* Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892–1969), writer
* HM King Prajadhipok of Siam (1893–1941), King of Siam, 1925–1935
* Oliver Lyttleton, 1st Viscount Chandos (1893–1972), Colonial Secretary, 1951–1954
* Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), novelist
* General Sir Oliver Leese (1894–1978), General Officer Commanding XXX Corps, 1942–1943, GOC Eighth Army, 1943–1944, Commander-in-Chief, Allied Land Forces, South-East Asia, 1944–1945, and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Command, 1945–1946
* Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (1894–1986), Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1955–1957, and Prime Minister, 1957–1963 (expelled) [Ball, Simon "The Guardsmen, Harold Macmillan, Three Friends and the World They Made", (London, Harper Collins), 2004]
* Peter Warlock (1894–1930), composer and writer on music
* Thomas Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan (1895–1977), Chief Scout of the Commonwealth, 1945–1959, and Governor of Tasmania, 1959–1963
* Terence Gray (Wei Wu Wei) (1895–1987), theatrical producer, author
* John Dunville (1896–1917), First World War Victoria Cross
* Sir Henry Segrave (1896–1930), engineer, racing driver, aviator and holder of land speed record
* Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897–1977), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1935–1938, 1940–1945, 1951–1955, and Prime Minister, 1955–1957
* Arthur Rhys Davids (1897–1917). Royal Flying Corps Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross First World War.
* Julian Royds Gribble (1897–1918), First World War Victoria Cross
* Peter Llewelyn Davies (1897–1960)
* Lieutenant-General Herbert Lumsden (1897–1945)
* Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897–1988)
* General Sir Richard McCreery (1898–1967), General Officer Commanding Eighth Army, Northern Italy, 1944–1945
* Colin Hercules Mackenzie (1898-1986), founder of Force 136
* John Cobb (1899–1952), racing driver and holder of land speed record
* Christopher Hussey (1899–1970), architectural historian and writer

* HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900–1974)
* John Fremantle, 4th Baron Cottesloe (1900–1994)
* Michael Mason (1900–1982)
* Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1900–1989)

See also

* List of notable Old Etonians born before the 18th century
* List of notable Old Etonians born in the 18th century
* List of notable Old Etonians born in the 20th century

References


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