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Who knew there were so many famous people named Horace in the world? Our list of celebrities named Horace 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 Horaces 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 Horace, actors named Horace, and much more. Horace Grant, Horace Greeley, and Horace are only a few of the well-known people named Horace on this list.
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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Basketball player
Horace Junior Grant is a retired American basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University, before playing professionally in the National Basketball ...more

Horace Greeley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Editor, Politician, Journalist
Horace Greeley was editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the candidate of the ...more

Horace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Poet, Soldier
Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as just about ...more

Horace Mann is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace Mann was an American politician and educational reformer. A Whig devoted to promoting speedy modernization, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. In 1848, after serving as ...more

Horace Heidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace Heidt was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville and performed on radio and ...more

Horace Silver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Jazz Pianist, Bandleader, Composer
Horace Silver was an American jazz pianist and composer. Silver is known for his distinctive playing style and pioneering compositional contributions to hard bop. He was influenced by a wide ...more

Horace Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace "Lefty" Gwynne was a bantamweight professional boxer from Canada, who competed in the 1930s and won the gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was still an amateur when he ...more

Horace Walpole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Politician, Novelist, Author
Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, also known as Horace Walpole, was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry ...more

Horace Barnes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace Barnes was an English footballer, who played for Derby County, Manchester City, Preston North End and Oldham Athletic.

Horace Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Inventor
Horace Smith was an American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman. He and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named Smith & Wesson, the first of which was financed in ...more

Horace Panter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Bassist, Musician, Artist
Horace Panter also known as Sir Horace Gentleman, is the bassist for the British 2 Tone ska band The Specials. Born in Croydon, Surrey he spent most of his formative years in Kettering, ...more

Horace Percy Lale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Captain Horace Percy Lale, Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross with Bar, was a British World War I flying ace credited with 23 victories.

Horace Andy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Singer
Horace Andy is a roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", as well as "Angel" and "Five Man ...more

Horace B. Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
Horace B. Carpenter was an American actor, film director and, screenwriter. He appeared in 334 films between 1914 and 1946. He also directed 15 films between 1925 and 1934. Born in Grand Rapids, ...more

Horace Gray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace Gray
Horace Gray was an American jurist who ultimately served on the United States Supreme Court. He was active in public service and a great philanthropist to the City of Boston.

Horace Hogan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Wrestler
Michael Bollea is an American professional wrestler. In wrestling, he is best known by his ring name, Horace Hogan. He is the nephew of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan and cousin of the late ...more

Horace Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Horace Austin
Horace Austin was an American politician. He served as the sixth Governor of Minnesota from January 9, 1870 to January 7, 1874. He was a Republican. A reputation for clearheaded objectivity and ...more

Horace Goldin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Magician
Horace Goldin was a stage magician who was noted for his lightning fast presentation style and who achieved international fame with his versions of the Sawing a woman in half illusion.

Horace McMahon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Actor
Horace McMahon was an American actor.

Horace Ivory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Horace
American football player
Horace Orlando Ivory is a former American football running back in the NFL from 1977 through 1982. He attended Nolan Catholic High School from 1968 to 1972 where he was a TCIL All-State Running ...more

Horace Gregory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Poet, Literary critic, Professor
Horace Gregory was a prize-winning American poet, translator of classic poetry, literary critic and college professor.

Horace Mann Bond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Historian, Teacher
Horace Mann Bond was an American historian, college administrator, social science researcher, and the father of civil-rights leader Julian Bond. He earned a master's and doctorate from ...more

Horace Henderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Jazz Pianist, Bandleader
Horace W. Henderson, the younger brother of Fletcher Henderson, was an American jazz pianist, organist, arranger, and bandleader. Born in Cuthbert, Georgia, while later attending Wilberforce ...more

Horace Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Film Art Director, Screenwriter
Horace Jackson was a screenwriter.

Horace Harmon Lurton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Horace
Judge, Lawyer
Horace Harmon Lurton was an American jurist who served for four years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed at the age of 65, Lurton was the oldest justice appointed ...more