Alumni Cantabrigienses

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Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1900 is the title of a biographical reference work that includes all former students ( alumni ), lecturers and officials of the University of Cambridge up to recorded in 1900. The project was started by the philosopher and mathematician John Venn around 1900, but he died in 1923 a year after the first two volumes were published; his son John Archibald Venn took over the editing. By 1954, the university's own publishing house ( Cambridge University Press ) had published a total of 10 volumes with entries on around 130,000 people.

The later volumes in particular are still a standard work on English genealogy and biography. For the time of the Middle Ages, however, it was replaced by AB Emden's Biographical Register of the University of Cambridge to 1500 (1963). For several years now, the University of Cambridge has also been running the ACAD ( A Cambridge Alumni Database ) project, a database of all former students, including the women's colleges Girton College and Newnham College , which was also available online, and which were only recognized as full colleges of the university in 1947; the entries begun by the Venns were thus enriched over time with tens of thousands of addenda and errata.

Overview of all volumes

The contributions from the following 10 volumes were recorded:

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