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Who knew there were so many famous people named Ferdinand in the world? Our list of celebrities named Ferdinand 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 Ferdinands 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 Ferdinand, actors named Ferdinand, and much more. Ferdinand Marcos, Ferdinand Magellan, and Ferdinand de Saussure are only a few of the well-known people named Ferdinand on this list.
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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his ...more

Ferdinand Magellan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Navigator, Sailor, Explorer Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Born into a wealthy ...more

Ferdinand de Saussure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist and semiotician whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments both in linguistics and semiology in the 20th century. He is widely ...more

Ferdinand Foch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Generalissimo Marshal Ferdinand Foch, was a French soldier, military theorist and the Allied Généralissime during the First World War. At the outbreak of war in August 1914, Foch's XX Corps ...more

Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand I, born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the ruler of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1918, first as knyaz and later as tsar. He was also an author, ...more

Ferdinand Bie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand Reinhardt Bie was a Norwegian track and field athlete. At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm he won the silver medal in pentathlon. On winner Jim Thorpe's subsequent ...more

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Politician Ferdinand Martin "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr., widely known as Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician and senator in the 16th Congress. A member of the Nacionalista Party, Marcos ...more

Ferdinand Ries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Conductor, Pianist, Author Ferdinand Ries was a German composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphonies, a violin concerto, eight piano concertos and numerous other ...more

Ferdinand de Lesseps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Diplomat, Entrepreneur Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI was a French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially reducing sailing ...more

Ferdinand Buisson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand Édouard Buisson was a French academic, educational bureaucrat, pacifist and Radical-Socialist politician. He presided over the League of Education from 1902 to 1906 and the ...more

Ferdinand Waldo Demara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Actor Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr., known as „The Great Impostor”, masqueraded as many people from monks to surgeons to prison wardens. He was the subject of a movie, The Great Impostor, in which he ...more

Ferdinand David is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Violinist Ferdinand David was a German virtuoso violinist and composer.

Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Professor, Physician, Surgeon Dr. Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with ...more

Ferdinand VII of Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand VII was twice King of Spain: in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death. He was known to his supporters as "the Desired" and to his detractors as the "Felon King". ...more

Ferdinand von Mueller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Physician, Geographer, Mountaineer Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, KCMG was a German-Australian physician, geographer, and most notably, a botanist. He was appointed Government Botanist for the then colony of ...more

Ferdinand Lassalle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand Lassalle Ferdinand Johann Gottlieb Lassalle, also known as Ferdinand Lassalle-Wolfson, was a German-Jewish jurist, philosopher, and socialist political activist. Lassalle is best remembered as an ...more

Ferdinand Brunetière is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand Brunetière Ferdinand Brunetière was a French writer and critic.

Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Sr.

Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Politician, Lawyer Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe served seven terms as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, during the 19th century. Latrobe was born in Baltimore, the son of John H.B. Latrobe and Virginia Charlotte ...more

Ferdinand Grossmann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Conductor, Composer, Teacher Ferdinand Grossmann was an Austrian choral conductor, vocal teacher and composer . He studied music in Linz. Some years later in Vienna he attended a class of conducting given by Felix ...more

Ferdinand Porsche is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Designer, Automotive Engineer, Engineer Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle, the ...more

Ferdinand Tönnies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Philosopher Ferdinand Tönnies was a German sociologist and philosopher. He was a major contributor to sociological theory and field studies, best known for his distinction between two types of social ...more

Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Physician Ferdinand Karl Franz Schwarzmann, Ritter von Hebra was an Austrian physician and dermatologist known as the founder of the New Vienna School of Dermatology, an important group of physicians who ...more

Ferdinand von Richthofen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Scientist, Geographer, Traveller Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen was a German traveller, geographer, and scientist. He is noted for coining the terms "Seidenstraße" and "Seidenstraßen" = ...more

Ferdinand Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ferdinand
Musician, Actor, Music Producer Ferdinand Kingsley is an English actor and musician. Kingsley is the son of actors Ben Kingsley and Alison Sutcliffe. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.