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Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

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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, and even political figures named Henry. 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Age37

    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 Fonda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Fonda

    Soldier, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1905-1982)

    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
  • Henry Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Ford

    Business magnate, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 84 (1863-1947)

    BirthplaceGreenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan

    Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist and a business... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Winkler

    Television director, Television producer

    Age74

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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

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  • Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Kissinger

    Statesman, Businessperson

    Age97

    BirthplaceFürth, Germany

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

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  • Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    AgeDec. at 45 (1817-1862)

    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts

    Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Rollins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Rollins

    Journalist, Comedian

    Age59

    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 Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Armstrong

    Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1912-1988)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi

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

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  • Henry VIII of England is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?
    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 Clay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Clay

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1777-1852)

    Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Mancini

    Conductor, Film Score Composer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1924-1994)

    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 James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry James

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 73 (1843-1916)

    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 Jordan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Jordan

    American football player

    AgeDied at 42 (1935-1977)

    BirthplaceVirginia

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

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  • Henry Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Gibson

    Poet, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 74 (1935-2009)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • Henry Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Miller

    Painter, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1891-1980)

    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 Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Cooper

    Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1934-2011)

    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 Lee Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?
    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 Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    AgeDec. at 75 (1807-1882)

    BirthplacePortland, Maine

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

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  • Henry Purcell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    AgeDec. at 36 (1659-1695)

    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 Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry Thomas

    Musician, Actor

    Age49

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, San Antonio

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

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  • Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Age53

    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 VII of England is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?
    Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was the King of England and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    AgeDec. at 77 (1888-1965)

    BirthplaceOrient, Orient Township, Iowa, United States of America

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

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  • Henry Czerny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Age61

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Henry Czerny ( CHAIR-nee; born February 8, 1959) is a Canadian film, stage and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry V of England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Henry In The World?

    Henry V of England

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

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