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Who Is The Most Famous Edgar In The World?

Updated February 1, 2021 590 votes 24 voters 6.3k views69 items

List RulesVote up all of the Edgars you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Edgar can you think of? The famous Edgars below have many different professions, including notable actors named Edgar, famous musicians named Edgar, and even athletes named Edgar.

Edgar Allan Poe is certainly one of the most famous Edgars on this list. One of the famous writers named Edgar, he is best known for his poetry and short stories. The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Tell-Tale Heart are among his notable works.

Another of the famous people with the first name Edgar is Edgar Wright. He is a director and screenwriter. His films include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe1
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    Edgar Allan Poe

    1809-01-19

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer,...  more

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    Edgar Wright

    1974-04-18

    BirthplacePoole, United Kingdom

    Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter and producer. He...  more
  • Edgar Winter3
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    Edgar Winter

    1946-12-28

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Beaumont

    Edgar Holland Winter (born December 28, 1946) is an American musician, songwriter, and record...  more

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  • Edgar Degas4
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    Edgar Degas

    1834-07-19

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    Edgar Degas (US: or UK: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də...  more

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  • Edgar Buchanan5
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    Edgar Buchanan

    1903-03-20

    BirthplaceUSA, Missouri, Humansville

    William Edgar Buchanan II (March 20, 1903 – April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long...  more
  • Édgar Ramírez6
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    Édgar Ramírez

    1977-03-25

    BirthplaceSan Cristóbal, Venezuela

    Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣaɾ raˈmiɾes], born March 25,...  more
  • Edgar Bergen7
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    Edgar Bergen

    1903-02-16

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Decatur

    Edgar John Bergen (born Edgar John Berggren, February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an...  more

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  • Edgar Bronfman, Sr.8

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Edgar Miles Bronfman (June 20, 1929 – December 21, 2013) was a Canadian-American businessman...  more
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs9

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best...  more
  • Edgar Meyer10
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    Edgar Meyer

    1960-11-24

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is an American bassist and composer. His styles include...  more
  • Edgar Bowers11
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    Edgar Bowers

    1924-03-02

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    Edgar Bowers (; March 2, 1924 - February 4, 2000) was an American poet who won the Bollingen...  more
  • Edgar Sampson12
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    Edgar Sampson

    1907-08-31

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Edgar Melvin Sampson (October 31, 1907 – January 16, 1973), nicknamed "The Lamb", was an...  more
  • Edgar Cayce13
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    Edgar Cayce

    1877-03-18

    BirthplaceHopkinsville, Kentucky

    Edgar Cayce (; March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered...  more
  • Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian14

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Hampstead

    Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian (30 November 1889 – 4 August 1977) was an English...  more
  • Edgar Lee Masters15
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    BirthplaceGarnett, Kansas

    Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950) was an American attorney, poet,...  more
  • Edgar Allan Guzman16
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    BirthplacePhilippines

    Edgar Allan Guzman is a Filipino actor. He gained his popularity after he became the Mr. Pogi...  more
  • Edgar Froese17
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    Edgar Froese

    1944-06-06

    BirthplaceSovetsk, Eurasia, Kaliningrad Oblast, Euroregion Baltic, Russia

    Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music...  more
  • Edgar G. Ulmer18
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    Edgar G. Ulmer

    1904-09-17

    BirthplaceOlomouc, Czech Republic

    Edgar Georg Ulmer (; September 17, 1904 – September 30, 1972) was a Jewish-Moravian,...  more
  • Edgar Guest19
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    Edgar Guest

    1881-08-20

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 in – 5 August 1959) was an American poet who was popular in...  more
  • Edgar Morin20
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    Edgar Morin

    1921-07-08

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

    Edgar Morin (; French: [mɔʁɛ̃]; born Edgar Nahoum on 8 July 1921) is a French philosopher and...  more
  • Edgar Dean Mitchell21

    BirthplaceHereford, Texas

    Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy...  more
  • Edgar Wayburn22
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    Edgar Wayburn

    1906-09-17

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Edgar Wayburn (September 17, 1906 – March 5, 2010) was an environmentalist who was elected...  more
  • Edgar F. Shannon, Jr.23

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Edgar F. Shannon Jr. (June 4, 1918 – August 24, 1997) was a professor of English and president...  more
  • Edgar de Evia24
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    Edgar de Evia

    1910-07-30

    BirthplaceMérida, Mexico

    Edgar Domingo Evia y Joutard, known professionally as Edgar de Evia (July 30, 1910 – February...  more
  • Edgar the Peaceful of England25

    BirthplaceWessex, England

    Edgar (Old English: Ēadgār, [æːɑdɣɑːr]; c. 943 – 8 July 975), known as the Peaceful or the...  more