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Who Is The Most Famous Percy In The World?

Updated January 28, 2021 449 votes 32 voters 6.4k views49 items

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How many celebrities named Percy can you think of? The famous Percys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Percy, famous musicians named Percy, and even athletes named Percy.

Percy Sledge is certainly one of the most famous Percys on this list. One of the famous singers named Percy, he is best known for his hit “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Take Time to Know Her, released in 1968, is one of his most popular albums.

Another of the famous people with the first name Percy is Percy Spencer. He is the inventor of the microwave oven. He was given the Distinguished Public Service Award by the U.S. Navy for his work on radar tubes during World War II.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Percy? Just add them to the list!

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    BirthplaceWalvis Bay, Namibia

    Percival Colin "Percy" Montgomery OIS (born 15 March 1974 in the South African enclave of Walvis Bay, now Namibia) is a retired South African rugby union player. When he ended his international...  more
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    Percy Kahn

    Percival (Percy) Benedict Kahn (9 December 1880 – 2 May 1966) was an English composer and pianist. His most noted composition was the song Ave Maria with accompaniment by piano, and violin...  more
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    Percy French


    BirthplaceCounty Roscommon, Republic of Ireland

    William Percy French (1 May 1854 – 24 January 1920) was one of Ireland's foremost songwriters and entertainers in his day. In more recent times, he has become recognised for his watercolour paintings...  more
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    Percy Jackson


    BirthplaceCanmore, Canada

    Percival Steele Jackson (November 21, 1906 – September 16, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played seven games in the National Hockey League. Born in Canmore, Alberta, he...  more
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    Percy Priest


    BirthplaceTennessee, United States of America

    James Percy Priest (April 1, 1900 – October 12, 1956) was an American teacher, journalist and politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives from 1941 until his...  more
  • 31

    Percy Schmeiser

    Percy Schmeiser (born January 5, 1931) is a businessman, farmer and politician from Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1954, he took over the operations of the family owned farm, gas station and farm...  more
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    Percy Trezise


    BirthplaceTallangatta, Australia

    Percy Trezise AM was an Australian pilot, painter, explorer and writer as well as, notably, a discoverer, documenter and historian of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta, Victoria but is...  more
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    Percy Christopherson


    BirthplaceKidbrooke, London, United Kingdom

    Percy Christopherson (31 March 1866 – 4 May 1921) was an English sportsman who played rugby union as a threequarter for Blackheath and represented England at international level. Christopherson also...  more
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    Percy Barnevik


    BirthplaceSimrishamn, Sweden

    Percy Nils Barnevik HonFREng (born 13 February 1941) is a Swedish business executive, best known as CEO and later Chairman of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) 1988–2002, and for being the centre of a giant...  more
  • 35

    Percy E. Lambert

    Percy Edgar Lambert (1881 – 31 October 1913) was the first person to drive an automobile a hundred miles in an hour....  more
  • 36

    Percy Fender


    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

    Percy George Herbert Fender (22 August 1892 – 15 June 1985) was an English cricketer who played 13 Tests and was captain of Surrey between 1921 and 1931. An all-rounder, he was a middle-order batsman...  more
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    Percy LeSueur


    BirthplaceQuebec City, Canada

    Sergeant Percivale St-Helier LeSueur (November 21, 1881 – January 27, 1962) was a Canadian senior and professional ice hockey goaltender. He was a member of the Smiths Falls Seniors for three years,...  more
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    Percy MacKaye


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Percy MacKaye (1875–1956) was an American dramatist and poet....  more
  • 39

    Percy Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford

    Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford (31 August 1780 – 29 May 1855) was an Anglo-Irish diplomat....  more
  • 40

    Percy Yutar


    BirthplaceCape Town, South Africa

    Percy Yutar (29 July 1911 – 13 July 2002) was South Africa's first Jewish attorney-general. He was one of eight children in a family of Lithuanian immigrants (his father's original name was "Yuter")....  more
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    Percy Black


    BirthplaceVictoria, Australia

    Percy Charles Herbert Black, (12 December 1877 – 11 April 1917) was a decorated Australian soldier who served with the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War....  more
  • 42

    Percy Snow


    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio

    Percy Lee Snow (born November 5, 1967) is a retired American football linebacker who played at Michigan State University and was a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. Snow made the...  more
  • 43

    BirthplaceGillingham, United Kingdom

    Air Chief Marshal Percy Ronald Gardner Bernard, 5th Earl of Bandon, (30 August 1904 – 8 February 1979) was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who served as a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in the...  more
  • 44

    Percy Pilcher


    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    Percy Sinclair Pilcher (16 January 1866 – 2 October 1899) was a British inventor and pioneer aviator who was his country's foremost experimenter in unpowered flight at the end of the nineteenth...  more
  • 45

    Percy Matsemela

    Percy Matsemela is an actor....
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    Percy Jones


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Percy Jones (26 December 1892 – 25 December 1922) was a Welsh boxer, the first Welshman to win a world boxing title when he took the World Flyweight Championship from Bill Ladbury in 1914. Jones also...  more
  • 47
    Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1834 - 1925) was an Anglo-Irish author and critic, painter and sculptor. He was born in Ireland at Fane Valley, County Louth, educated at Stonyhurst College,...  more
  • 48

    Percy Crosby


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Percy Lee Crosby (December 8, 1891 – December 8, 1964) was an American author, illustrator and cartoonist best known for his comic strip Skippy. Adapted into movies, a novel and a radio show,...  more
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    Percy Stewart


    BirthplaceFootscray, Australia

    Percy Gerald Stewart (18 October 1885 – 15 October 1931) was an Australian politician. He was an original member of the Victorian Farmers' Union and long a radical campaigner for farming interests....  more
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