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Famous People Named Abel

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Abel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Abel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Abels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Abel, actors named Abel, and much more. Abel Kirui, Abel Hernández, and Abel P. Upshur are only a few of the well-known people named Abel on this list.
  • Abel Kirui

    Abel Kirui

    Police officer, Athlete


    BirthplaceBomet, Kenya

    Abel Kirui (born 6 April 1982) is a long-distance runner from Kenya who competes in marathons.... more on Wikipedia

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    #452 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#96 of 152 The Most Influential Athletes Of All Time

  • Abel Hernández

    Abel Hernández



    BirthplacePando, Uruguay

    Abel Mathías Hernández Platero (born 8 August 1990) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel P. Upshur

    Abel P. Upshur

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1790-1844)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Abel Parker Upshur (June 17, 1790 – February 28, 1844) was a lawyer, planter, slaveowner,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Ferrara

    Abel Ferrara

    Film Score Composer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Abel Ferrara (born July 19, 1951) is an American filmmaker, known for the provocative and... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Aguilera
  • Abel Bonnard

    Abel Bonnard


    AgeDec. at 85 (1883-1968)

    BirthplacePoitiers, France

    Abel Bonnard (19 December 1883 – 31 May 1968) was a French poet, novelist and politician.
  • Abel Carlevaro

    Abel Carlevaro

    Composer, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Abel Carlevaro (16 December 1916 – 17 July 2001) was a classical guitar composer and teacher... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Buell


    AgeDec. at 80 (1742-1822)

    BirthplaceKillingworth, Connecticut

    Abel Buell (1742–1822), born in Killingworth, Connecticut, was a goldsmith, silversmith,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Gance

    Abel Gance

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDied at 92 (1889-1981)

    BirthplaceÎle-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

    Abel Gance (French: [gɑ̃s]; 25 October 1889 – 10 November 1981) was a French film director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Xavier



    BirthplaceNampula, Mozambique

    Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈbɛɫ ʃɐviˈɛɾ]; born 30 November... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Meeropol

    Songwriter, Writer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Abel Meeropol (February 14, 1903 – October 29, 1986) was an American songwriter and poet whose... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Balbo


    BirthplaceEmpalme Villa Constitución, Argentina

    Abel Eduardo Balbo (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈβel eˈðwaɾðo ˈβalβo]; born 1 June 1966) is an... more on Wikipedia

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    #472 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#164 of 164 The Best Soccer Players of the '90s

  • Abel Lizotte

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 56 (1870-1926)

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine

    Abel Lizotte (April 13, 1870, in Lewiston, Maine – December 4, 1926, in Wilkes-Barre,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Pacheco
    Abel Pacheco de la Espriella ( (listen) ə-BEL pə-CHAY-koh; born 22 December 1933 in San José)... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Maldonado

    Abel Maldonado

    Politician, Farmer


    BirthplaceSanta Maria, California, United States of America

    Abel O. Maldonado Jr. (born August 21, 1967) is an American politician who served as the 48th... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Folk

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceMontesquiu, Spain

    Abel Folk is an actor, television director, film director and theatre director.
  • Abel Talamantez

    Abel Talamantez

    Singer, Dancer


    BirthplacePecos, Texas

    Abel Talamántez Mendoza (born October 16, 1975, in Pecos, Texas), is an American Singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Salazar

    AgeDec. at 57 (1889-1946)

    BirthplaceGuimarães, Portugal

    Abel Salazar may refer to: Abel Salazar (actor) (1917-1995), Mexican film actor, producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Kiviat
    Abel Richard Kiviat (June 23, 1892 – August 24, 1991) was an American middle-distance runner.... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Braga


    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Abel Carlos da Silva Braga (born 1 September 1952), known as Abel Braga, is a Brazilian... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Muzorewa

    Abel Muzorewa

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1925-2010)

    BirthplaceMutare, Zimbabwe

    Bishop Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa (14 April 1925 – 8 April 2010) served as Prime Minister of... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Wolman
    Abel Wolman (June 10, 1892 – February 22, 1989) was an American engineer, educator and pioneer... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Resino


    BirthplaceVelada, Spain

    Abel Resino Gómez (born 2 February 1960), sometimes known just as Abel, is a Spanish retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Abel Woolrich

    AgeDec. at 59 (1947-2006)

    Abel Woolrich (1947–2006) was a Mexican character actor.
  • Abel Fernandez

    Actor, Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceEast Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Abel Gonzalez Fernandez (July 14, 1930 – May 3, 2016) was an American actor who played in... more on Wikipedia