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Eight Cambridge alumni who shook the world

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The University of Cambridge is synonymous with excellence. A world class educational institution, it is a place where some of the world's sharpest minds go to study, research and innovate.

Cambridge alumni include scientific titans whose discoveries have changed the way we live, to literary geniuses who have enriched our lives.

Here, CNBC.com takes a look at some of the famous faces who have deep ties with both the city and its university.

By Anmar Frangoul, special to CNBC.com


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