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

Unlike some names, people named Edwin are quite varied when it comes to profession. The men with the name are as varied as astronomer Edwin Hubble, after whom the telescope is named and Edwin Moses, who was unbeatable in the 400-meter hurdle between 1977 and 1987. The most infamous man named Edwin has the last name Booth; he was a celebrated 19th century actor who's brother went on to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
 
Edwin van der Sar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 48

Birthplace: Voorhout, Netherlands

Edwin van der Sar OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtʋɪn vɑn dɛr ˈsɑr] (listen)) (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his career he ...more

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Edwin Encarnacion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 36

Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Edwin Elpidio Encarnación is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 ft 1 in and weighs 230

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Edwin Hubble is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 64 (1889-1953)

Birthplace: Marshfield, Missouri

Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational ...more

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Edwin Arlington Robinson... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 66 (1869-1935)

Birthplace: Head Tide, Maine

Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935) was an American poet. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on three occasions and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in ...more
Edwin Moses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 63

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won ...more
Edwin Fischer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Edwin

Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Edwin Fischer (6 October 1886 – 24 January 1960) was a Swiss classical pianist and conductor. He is regarded as one of the great interpreters of J.S. Bach and (particularly) Mozart of the ...more

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Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

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

Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during ...more

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Edwin Howard Armstrong ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 64 (1890-1954)

Birthplace: Chelsea, New York City, New York

Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – February 1, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who developed FM (frequency modulation) radio and the superheterodyne receiver ...more
Edwin Rosario is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 34 (1963-1997)

Birthplace: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Edwin "Chapo" Rosario Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðwin roˈsaɾjo]; March 15, 1963 – December 1, 1997) was a world champion professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 1997. ...more
Edwin Booth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 60 (1833-1893)

Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland

Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was an American actor who toured throughout the United States and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869, he ...more
Edwin O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 50 (1918-1968)

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Edwin O'Connor (July 29, 1918 – March 23, 1968) was an American journalist, novelist, and radio commentator. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1962 for his novel The Edge of Sadness ...more
Edwin Starr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 61 (1942-2003)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, USA

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, ...more

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Edwin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 35

Birthplace: Neu-Ulm, Germany

Edwin Jackson may refer to: Edwin Jackson (American football) (1991–2018), American football player Edwin Jackson (baseball) (born 1983), American baseball player Edwin Jackson (basketball) ...more
Edwin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish ...more
Edwin H. Land is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 82 (1909-1991)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented ...more
Edwin Hodge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 34

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Edwin Martel Basil Hodge (born January 26, 1985) is an American actor He is recognized for portraying Dante Bishop in The Purge film series, and is the only actor to appear in all of the first ...more
Edwin Edwards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 91

Birthplace: USA, Marksville, Louisiana

Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from ...more
Edwin Cameron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 66

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Edwin Cameron (born 15 February 1953 in Pretoria) was a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He is well known for his HIV/AIDS and gay-rights activism and was hailed by Nelson ...more
Edwin McMillan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 84 (1907-1991)

Birthplace: Redondo Beach, California

Edwin Mattison McMillan (September 18, 1907 – September 7, 1991) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first-ever to produce a transuranium element, neptunium. For ...more
Edwin Valero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 29 (1981-2010)

Birthplace: Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela

Edwin Valero (December 3, 1981 – April 19, 2010) was a Venezuelan professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2010. He was an undefeated former world champion in two weight classes, having held ...more

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Edwin Maher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Edwin

Birthplace: New Zealand

Edwin Maher is a New Zealand-born TV journalist who worked for CCTV International in Beijing before retiring in 2017.Maher established his broadcast career in Australia, working many minor ...more
Edwin Gillette is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 94 (1909-2003)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Edwin "Ted" Gillette (August 11, 1909 in Chicago – September 30, 2003 in Los Angeles) was a cameraman and inventor notable for the development of the Syncro-Vox technique of limited ...more
Edwin R. Fellows is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 80 (1865-1945)

Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut

Edwin R. Fellows (May 29, 1865 – May 21, 1945) was an American inventor and entrepreneur from Torrington, Connecticut who designed and built a new type of gear shaper in 1896 and, with the ...more
Edwin Mulitalo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Age: 44

Birthplace: Daly City, California

Edwin Moliki Mulitalo (; born September 1, 1974) is an American football coach and former player. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played ...more
Edwin Emmanuel Bradford ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Edwin
Dec. at 84 (1860-1944)
Edwin Emmanuel Bradford (1860–1944) was an English clergyman and Uranian poet and novelist. He attended Exeter College, Oxford, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884, and was awarded a ...more