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Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

Updated November 12, 2020 1.1k votes 49 voters 62.7k views120 items

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

How many celebrities named Henry can you think of? The famous Henrys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Henry, famous athletes named Henry, political figures named Henry, and even famous Henrys in history. This list includes Henry Cavill, Henry Winkler, Henry Kissinger, and many more.

Henry Fonda is without a doubt one of the most famous Henrys on this list. Considered to be one of the greatest actors of his time, Fonda began his five decade-long career performing on Broadway. He then transitioned into film, appearing in iconic movies such as The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, and Once Upon A Time in the West.

Another of the famous people with the first name Henry is Henry Ford. An industrialist and an entrepreneur, Ford founded the Ford Motor Company. He was also a sponsor of the assembly line factory technique, which made production much more efficient. His legacy remains influential to this day.

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    Henry Cavill

    1983-05-05
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    Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American...  more

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    Henry Ford

    1863-07-30
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    Henry Winkler

    1945-10-30
    Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director,...  more

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    Henry Golding

    1987-02-05
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    Henry Kissinger

    1923-05-27
    Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an...  more

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    Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death in...  more

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    Henry Rollins

    1961-02-13
    Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), better known as Henry Rollins, is an...  more

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    Henry Fonda

    1905-05-16
    Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with...  more

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    Henry Selick

    1952-11-30
    Charles Henry Selick (; born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer,...  more
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    Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian actor of television, film, and...  more

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    Henry Armstrong

    1912-12-12
    Henry Jackson Jr. (December 12, 1912 – October 24, 1988) was an American professional boxer...  more

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and...  more

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    Henry V of England

    1386-09-16
    Henry V (16 September 1386 – 31 August 1422), also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of...  more

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    Henry Clay

    1777-04-12
    Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who...  more

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    Henry Gibson

    1935-09-21
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    Henry Jordan

    1935-01-26
    Henry Wendell Jordan (January 26, 1935 – February 21, 1977) was an American football defensive...  more

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    Henry Lee Lucas

    1936-08-23
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    Henry Cowell

    1897-03-11
    Henry Dixon Cowell (; March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music...  more

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    Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician,...  more

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    Henry Purcell

    1659-09-10
    Henry Purcell () (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. Although...  more

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    Henry Thomas

    1971-09-09
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    Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and...  more
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    Henry James

    1843-04-15
    Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an...  more

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    Henry Mancini

    1924-04-16
    Henry Nicola Mancini (born April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer,...  more

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