List of Famous people named Ernest

Often it's a shorthand for Ernst. Similar names: Ernst, Ernesto. Here are some famous Ernests:

Ernest Hemingway

First Name Ernest
Last Name Hemingway
Born on July 21, 1899
Died on July 2, 1961 (aged 61)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated style—which he termed the iceberg theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two nonfiction works. Three of his novels, four short-story collections, and three nonfiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.

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Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Ernst August Karl Johann Leopold Alexander Eduard von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
First Name Ernest
Last Name Gotha
Born on June 21, 1818
Died on August 22, 1893 (aged 75)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Ernest II was the sovereign duke of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 29 January 1844 to his death. He was born in Coburg; his father Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, became Duke Ernest I of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1826 through an exchange of territories.

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Ernest Borgnine

Ermes Effron Borgnino
First Name Ernest
Last Name Borgnine
Born on January 24, 1917
Died on July 8, 2012 (aged 95)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Ernest Borgnine was an American actor whose career spanned over six decades. He was noted for his gruff but calm voice and gap-toothed Cheshire Cat grin. A popular performer, he also appeared as a guest on numerous talk shows and as a panelist on several game shows.

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Ernest Shackleton

First Name Ernest
Last Name Shackleton
Born on February 15, 1874
Died on January 5, 1922 (aged 47)

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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Ernest Rutherford

First Name Ernest
Last Name Rutherford
Born on August 30, 1871
Died on October 19, 1937 (aged 66)

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, was a New Zealand-born British physicist who came to be known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him to be the greatest experimentalist since Michael Faraday (1791–1867). Like all New Zealanders at this time, he was a British subject, and spent much of his career in the United Kingdom.

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Ernst August I of Hanover

First Name Ernst
Last Name Hanover
Born on June 5, 1771
Died on November 18, 1851 (aged 80)

Ernest Augustus was King of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until his death. As the fifth son of King George III of the United Kingdom and Hanover, initially he seemed unlikely to become a monarch, but none of his elder brothers had a legitimate son. Ernest succeeded in Hanover under Salic law, which barred women from the succession, ending the personal union between Britain and Hanover that had begun in 1714.

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Ernest Thompson Seton

Ernest Evan Thompson
First Name Ernest
Last Name Seton
Born on August 14, 1860
Died on October 23, 1946 (aged 86)

Ernest Thompson Seton was an author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of one of the first Scouting organizations. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and the Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.

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Ernest Mason Satow

First Name Ernest
Last Name Satow
Died on August 26, 1929

Sir Ernest Mason Satow,, was a British scholar, diplomat and Japanologist.

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Ernest Lluch

First Name Ernest
Last Name Lluch
Born on January 21, 1937
Died on November 21, 2000 (aged 63)
Born in Spain, Catalonia

Ernest Lluch Martín, was a Spanish economist and politician, member of the Socialists' Party of Catalonia (PSC). He was Minister of Health and Consumption from 1982 to 1986 in the first Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government of Felipe González. He was assassinated in 2000 by the Basque separatist organisation, ETA.

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Ernest Cline

First Name Ernest
Last Name Cline
Born on March 29, 1972 (age 52)

Ernest Christy Cline is an American science fiction novelist, slam poet, and screenwriter. He wrote the novels Ready Player One, Armada, and Ready Player Two and co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg.

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