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List of famous people named Arthur, along with photos. How many celebrities named Arthur can you think of? The famous Arthurs below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Arthur, athletes named Arthur, and even political figures named Arthur. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Arthur? Add them to the list.

Arthur Miller was a famous playwright who was blacklisted during McCarthy's communist raid. This raid on Miller deemed unsuccessful, for Arthur put up a play on Broadway called The Crucible, which, metaphorically, mirrored his and other's blacklisting. He had also written several other hits, one of which was Death of a Salesman. He was even married to Marilyn Monroe for a time. Arthur Miller isn't the only writer on this list. Arthur Conan Doyle was the author of Sherlock Holmes. This fictional character has inspired movies and other feats in criminal fiction.

 
Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the ...more

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Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 90 (1915-2005)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and a controversial figure in the twentieth-century American theater. Among his most popular ...more

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Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 50 (1943-1993)

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Richmond

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles. Ashe was the first black player selected to the United ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 91 (1917-2008)

Birthplace: Minehead, United Kingdom

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He ...more

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Arthur Schopenhauer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 72 (1788-1860)

Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland

Arthur Schopenhauer (; German: [ˈaɐ̯tʊɐ̯ ˈʃoːpn̩haʊ̯ɐ]; 22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation ...more

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Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 37 (1854-1891)

Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Charleville-Mézières, Champagne-Ardenne, + more

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (UK: , US: ; French: [aʁtyʁ ʁɛ̃bo] (listen); 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet known for his influence on modern literature and arts, which ...more

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Arthur Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 61 (1945-2006)

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Arthur Taylor Lee (born Arthur Porter Taylor; March 7, 1945 – August 3, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the frontman of the Los Angeles rock band Love. Lee was born ...more

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Arthur Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 95 (1887-1982)

Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Arthur Rubinstein (Polish: Artur Rubinstein; 28 January 1887 – 20 December 1982) was a Polish American classical pianist. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music ...more

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Arthur Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 76 (1914-1990)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Arthur Kennedy (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 1990) was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional ...more

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Arthur Kane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 55 (1949-2004)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Arthur Harold Kane Jr. (February 3, 1949 – July 13, 2004) was a musician best known as the bass guitarist for the pioneering glam rock band the New York Dolls. Kane was a founding member of the ...more

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Arthur Shawcross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 63 (1945-2008)

Birthplace: Kittery, Maine, United States of America

Arthur John Shawcross (June 6, 1945 – November 10, 2008), also known as the Genesee River Killer, was an American serial killer active in Rochester, New York. His first known murders were in ...more
Arthur Darvill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Age: 36

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Thomas Arthur Darvill (born 17 June 1982) is a British actor and musician. He is known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who ...more
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Du... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 83 (1769-1852)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century ...more

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Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Age: Died at 94 (1917-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter.After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. ...more
Arthur Lowe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 67 (1915-1982)

Birthplace: Hayfield, United Kingdom

Arthur Lowe (22 September 1915 – 15 April 1982) was an English actor. His acting career spanned nearly forty years, including starring roles in numerous theatre and television productions. He ...more

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Arthur Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 80 (1903-1983)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. An ...more
Arthur Balfour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 82 (1848-1930)

Birthplace: Whittingehame, United Kingdom

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, (, traditionally Scottish ; 25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the ...more
Arthur Edward Waite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 85 (1857-1942)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Arthur Edward Waite (2 October 1857 – 19 May 1942), commonly known as A. E. Waite, was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, ...more

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Arthur Stanley Eddington... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 62 (1882-1944)

Birthplace: Kendal, United Kingdom

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington (28 December 1882 – 22 November 1944) was an English astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was also a philosopher of science and a populariser of science. The ...more
Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 75 (1865-1940)

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Sir Arthur Harden, FRS (12 October 1865 – 17 June 1940) was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their ...more
Arthur Penn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Arthur Hiller Penn (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010) was an American director and producer of film, television and theater. Closely associated with the American New Wave, Penn directed ...more
Arthur Friedenreich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 77 (1892-1969)

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Arthur Friedenreich (18 July 1892 – 6 September 1969) was a Brazilian professional footballer, who played as a forward. He was Nicknamed The Tiger, and was arguably the sport's first outstanding ...more

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Arthur Albiston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Age: 61

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Arthur Richard Albiston (born 14 July 1957 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former football player. Albiston played for Manchester United for most of his career, making almost 500 appearances for the ...more

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Arthur Machen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 84 (1863-1947)

Birthplace: Caerleon, United Kingdom

Arthur Machen (; 3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was the pen-name of Arthur Llewellyn Jones, a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential ...more

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Arthur Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Dec. at 41 (1951-1992)

Birthplace: Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States of America

Arthur Russell (born Charles Arthur Russell Jr.; May 21, 1951 – April 4, 1992) was an American cellist, composer, producer, singer, and musician from Iowa, whose work spanned a disparate range ...more

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