Samuel Pepys (1633-1703).The best known of all the graduates of Magdalene is probably Samuel Pepys, who made his name immortal by his diary. He made a unique contribution to history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to the College its greatest treasure - his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it.
Image taken from page 458 of 'The Pictorial History of England, being a history of the people, as well as a history of the kingdom. Craik and C. A new edition, revised and extended. (History of the Peace . By Harriet