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Who Is The Most Famous Arthur In The World?

Updated October 30, 2020 760 votes 34 voters 31.4k views87 items

List RulesVote up all of the famous Arthurs you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Arthur can you think of? The famous Arthurs below have many different professions, including notable authors named Arthur, famous athletes named Arthur, and even musicians named Art.

Arthur Conan Doyle is certainly one of the most famous Arthurs on this list. One of the famous authors named Arthur, he famously created the character Sherlock Holmes in the late 1800s. 2001: A Space Odyssey author Arthur C. Clarke is another famous novelist named Arthur.

Another of the famous people with the first name Arthur is Art Garfunkel, best known as one-half of folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Arthur? Just add them to the list!

 

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    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, who...  more

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    Art Garfunkel

    1941-11-05
    Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is...  more

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  • Arthur Miller3
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    Arthur Miller

    1915-10-17
    Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright,...  more

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  • Arthur Darvill4
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    Arthur Darvill

    1982-06-17
    Thomas Arthur Darvill (born 17 June 1982) is a British actor and musician. He is known for...  more
  • Arthur C. Clarke5
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    Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction...  more

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  • Arthur Lee6
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    Arthur Lee

    1945-03-07
    Arthur Taylor Lee (born Arthur Porter Taylor; March 7, 1945 – August 3, 2006) was an American...  more
  • Arthur Rimbaud7
    Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (UK: , US: ; French: [aʁtyʁ ʁɛ̃bo] (listen); 20 October 1854 – 10...  more

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  • Arthur Schopenhauer8
    Arthur Schopenhauer (; German: [ˈaɐ̯tʊɐ̯ ˈʃoːpn̩haʊ̯ɐ]; 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860)...  more

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  • Arthur Ashe9
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    Arthur Ashe

    1943-07-10
    Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis...  more

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  • Arthur Kennedy10
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    Arthur Kennedy

    1914-02-17
    John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor...  more
  • Arthur Lowe11
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    Arthur Lowe

    1915-09-22
    Arthur Lowe (22 September 1915 – 15 April 1982) was an English actor. His acting career...  more

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  • Arthur Kane12
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    Arthur Kane

    1949-02-03
    Arthur Harold Kane Jr. (February 3, 1949 – July 13, 2004) was a musician best known as the...  more

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  • Arthur Rubinstein13
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    Arthur Rubinstein (Polish: Artur Rubinstein; 28 January 1887 – 20 December 1982) was a...  more
  • Arthur Albiston14
    10

    Arthur Albiston

    1957-07-14
    Arthur Richard Albiston (born 14 July 1957 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former football player....  more
  • Arthur Penn15
    10

    Arthur Penn

    1922-09-27
    Arthur Hiller Penn (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010) was an American director and...  more
  • Arthur Godfrey16
    10

    Arthur Godfrey

    1903-08-31
    Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television...  more
  • Arthur Shawcross17
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    Arthur John Shawcross (June 6, 1945 – November 10, 2008), also known as the Genesee River...  more

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  • Arthur Balfour18
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    Arthur Balfour

    1848-07-25
    Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, (, traditionally Scottish ; 25 July 1848 – 19...  more
  • Arthur Russell19
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    Arthur Russell

    1951-05-21
    Arthur Russell (born Charles Arthur Russell Jr.; May 21, 1951 – April 4, 1992) was an American...  more

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  • Arthur Rhodes20
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    Arthur Rhodes

    1969-10-24
    Arthur Lee Rhodes, Jr. (born October 24, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed...  more
  • Arthur Friedenreich21
    Arthur Friedenreich (18 July 1892 – 6 September 1969) was a Brazilian professional footballer,...  more

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  • Arthur Stanley Eddington22
    Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer,...  more
  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington23
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish...  more

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  • Arthur Mitchell24
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    Arthur Mitchell

    1934-03-27
    Arthur Mitchell (March 27, 1934 – September 19, 2018) was an American ballet dancer,...  more
  • Arthur Foote25
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    Arthur Foote

    1853-03-05
    Arthur William Foote (March 5, 1853 in Salem, Massachusetts – April 8, 1937 in Boston,...  more