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Famous People Named Horace

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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.
  • Horace Grant

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University before playing professionally in the National...  more

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  • Horace Greeley

    Editor, Politician

    AgeDec. at 61 (1811-1872)

    BirthplaceAmherst, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American author and statesman who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active...  more
  • Horace

    Poet, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 57 (64 BC-7 BC)

    BirthplaceVenosa, Italy

    Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace (), was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as...  more

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  • Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American educational reformer and Whig politician known for his commitment to promoting public education. A central theme of his life was that "it is...  more
  • Horace Heidt (May 21, 1901 – December 1, 1986) was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville and...  more
  • Horace Silver

    Jazz Pianist, Bandleader

    AgeDec. at 85 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceNorwalk, Connecticut

    Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (September 2, 1928 – June 18, 2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the...  more
  • Horace "Lefty" Gwynne (October 5, 1912 – April 16, 2001) 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...  more
  • Horace Walpole

    Politician, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 79 (1717-1797)

    BirthplaceKingdom of Great Britain

    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 Hill, the...  more

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  • Horace Barnes (3 January 1891 – 12 September 1961) was an English footballer, who played for Derby County, Manchester City, Preston North End and Oldham Athletic....  more
  • Horace Smith


    AgeDec. at 84 (1808-1893)

    BirthplaceCheshire, Massachusetts

    Horace Smith (October 28, 1808 – January 15, 1893) was an American gunsmith, inventor, and businessman. He and his business partner Daniel B. Wesson formed two companies named Smith & Wesson, the...  more
  • Horace Panter

    Bassist, Musician


    BirthplaceCroydon, London, United Kingdom

    Horace Panter (born Stephen Graham Panter, 30 August 1953) also known as Sir Horace Gentleman, is the bassist for the British 2 Tone ska band The Specials....  more
  • Group Captain Horace Percy Lale (8 April 1886 – 5 April 1955) was a Royal Air Force officer and British World War I flying ace credited with 23 victories....  more
  • Age70

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Horace Andy (born Horace Hinds, 19 February 1951) is a Jamaican roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", as well as "Angel",...  more
  • Horace B. Carpenter

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 70 (1875-1945)

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, USA

    Alternative NameHorace Carpenter, H. B. Carpenter, Horace B. Carpenter

    Horace B. Carpenter (January 31, 1875 – May 21, 1945) was an American actor, film director and, screenwriter. He appeared in 334 films between 1914 and 1946. He also directed 15 films between 1925...  more
  • Horace Gray (March 24, 1828 – September 15, 1902) was an American jurist who served on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and then on the United States Supreme Court, where he frequently...  more
  • Horace Hogan



    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Michael Allan Bollea (born October 21, 1965) is an American retired professional wrestler. The nephew of fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan, he is best known for his appearances with World Championship...  more
  • Horace Austin

    Horace Austin (October 15, 1831 – November 2, 1905) 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...  more
  • AgeDec. at 65 (1873-1939)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Horace Goldin (December 17, 1873 – August 21,1939) 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...  more
  • AgeDec. at 65 (1906-1971)

    BirthplaceSouth Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

    Alternative NameHorace MacMahon

    Horace McMahon (May 17, 1906 – August 17, 1971) was an American actor. He was one of Hollywood's favorite heavies. McMahon began his acting career on Broadway, then appeared in many films and...  more
  • Horace Ivory

    American football player


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Horace Orlando Ivory (born August 8, 1954) 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...  more
  • Horace Gregory

    Poet, Literary critic

    AgeDec. at 83 (1898-1982)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Horace Gregory (April 10, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – March 11, 1982 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts) was a prize-winning American poet, translator of classic poetry, literary critic and college...  more
  • Horace Mann Bond

    Historian, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 68 (1904-1972)

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    Horace Mann Bond (November 8, 1904 – December 21, 1972) was an American historian, college administrator, social science researcher and the father of civil-rights leader Julian Bond. He earned a...  more
  • Horace Henderson

    Jazz Pianist, Bandleader

    AgeDec. at 83 (1904-1988)

    BirthplaceCuthbert, Georgia

    Horace W. Henderson (November 22, 1904 – August 29, 1988), the younger brother of Fletcher Henderson, was an American jazz pianist, organist, arranger, and bandleader.Henderson was born in Cuthbert,...  more
  • Horace Jackson

    Film Art Director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 53 (1898-1952)

    BirthplaceVenice, Illinois

    Horace Jackson was a screenwriter....  more
  • AgeDec. at 70 (1844-1914)

    BirthplaceNewport, Kentucky, United States of America

    Horace Harmon Lurton (February 26, 1844 – July 12, 1914) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and previously was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court...  more
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