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Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

Updated November 12, 2020 1.0k votes 36 voters 59.6k 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 Cavill1
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    Henry Cavill

    1983-05-05

    BirthplaceJersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He began his career... more on Wikipedia

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    Henry Winkler

    1945-10-30

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Henry David Thoreau3

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts

    Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Ford4
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    Henry Ford

    1863-07-30

    BirthplaceGreenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan

    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business... more on Wikipedia

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    Henry Kissinger

    1923-05-27

    BirthplaceFürth, Germany

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

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  • Henry Golding6
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    Henry Golding

    1987-02-05
    Henry Ewan Golding (born 5 February 1987) is a British actor, model, and television host who... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Fonda7
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    Henry Fonda

    1905-05-16

    BirthplaceGrand Island, Nebraska, United States of America

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

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  • Henry Selick8
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    Henry Selick

    1952-11-30

    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey

    Charles Henry Selick (; born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Rollins9
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    Henry Rollins

    1961-02-13

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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  • Henry VIII of England10

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greenwich, United Kingdom, London, England

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

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  • Henry Ian Cusick11
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    BirthplaceTrujillo, Peru

    Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian actor of television, film, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Armstrong12
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    Henry Armstrong

    1912-12-12

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi

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

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  • Henry Clay13
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    Henry Clay

    1777-04-12

    BirthplaceVirginia, USA

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

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  • Henry Gibson14
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    Henry Gibson

    1935-09-21

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Jordan15
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    Henry Jordan

    1935-01-26

    BirthplaceVirginia

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

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  • Henry Lee Lucas16
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    Henry Lee Lucas

    1936-08-23

    BirthplaceBlacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Henry Lee Lucas (August 23, 1936 – March 12, 2001) was an American serial killer. Lucas was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow17

    BirthplacePortland, Maine

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

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  • Henry Purcell18
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    Henry Purcell

    1659-09-10

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • Henry Thomas19
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    Henry Thomas

    1971-09-09

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. (born September 9, 1971) is an American actor and musician. He is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry James20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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

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  • Henry Mancini21
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    Henry Mancini

    1924-04-16

    BirthplaceLittle Italy, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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

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  • Henry Cooper22
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    Henry Cooper

    1934-05-03

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Henry Cooper (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was a British heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Miller23
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    Henry Miller

    1891-12-26

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York

    Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer. He was known... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Cowell24
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    Henry Cowell

    1897-03-11

    BirthplaceMenlo Park, California

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

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    Henry V of England

    1386-09-16

    BirthplaceMonmouth Castle, United Kingdom

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

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