List of Famous people named Henry

Name Henry is among the most common names in USA, Canada. Shortened forms: Harry. Similar names: Harry, Henri. Here are some famous Henrys:

Henry VIII of England

First Name Henry
Last Name England
Born on June 28, 1491
Died on January 28, 1547 (aged 55)

Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry is best known for his six marriages, and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage annulled. His disagreement with Pope Clement VII on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority. He appointed himself Supreme Head of the Church of England and dissolved convents and monasteries, for which he was excommunicated. Henry is also known as "the father of the Royal Navy," as he invested heavily in the navy, increasing its size from a few to more than 50 ships, and established the Navy Board.

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Henry Ruggs III

Henry Ruggs III is an American football wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was a three-sport athlete in high school and played college football at Alabama. Ruggs was the fastest player at the 2020 NFL combine, and he was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Henry Cavill

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
First Name Henry
Last Name Cavill
Born on May 5, 1983 (age 41)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He is known for his portrayal of the Duke of Suffolk in Showtime’s The Tudors, DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe, Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher (2019–present), as well as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes (2020).

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Henry V of England

First Name Henry
Last Name England
Died on August 31, 1422

Henry V, also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England from 1413 until his death in 1422. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes in the Hundred Years' War against France made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe. Immortalised in Shakespeare's "Henriad" plays, Henry is known and celebrated as one of the greatest warrior kings of medieval England.

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Henry Kissinger

Heinz Alfred Kissinger
First Name Henry
Last Name Kissinger
Born on May 27, 1923 (age 101)
Born in Germany, Bavaria

Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. A Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany with his family in 1938, he became National Security Advisor in 1969 and U.S. Secretary of State in 1973. For his actions negotiating a ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial circumstances, with two members of the committee resigning in protest.

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Henry Golding

First Name Henry
Last Name Golding
Born on February 5, 1987 (age 37)
Born in Malaysia
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Henry Ewan Golding is a Malaysian-British actor, model, and television host. Golding has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014. He is known for his film work, playing the role of Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, as well as Sean Townsend in the thriller A Simple Favor and Tom in the romantic comedy Last Christmas, the latter two directed by Paul Feig.

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Henry VII

First Name Henry
Last Name VII
Died on April 21, 1509

Henry VII was the King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizure of the crown on 22 August 1485 to his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.

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Henry IV of France

First Name Henry
Last Name France
Born on December 13, 1553
Died on May 14, 1610 (aged 56)

Henry IV, also known by the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. He was assassinated in 1610 by François Ravaillac, a fanatical Catholic, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII.

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Henry Hill

First Name Henry
Last Name Hill
Born on June 11, 1943
Died on June 12, 2012 (aged 69)

Henry Hill Jr. was an American mobster who was associated with the Lucchese crime family of New York City between 1955 and 1980. In 1980, Hill was arrested on narcotics charges and became an FBI informant. He testified against his former Mafia associates, resulting in 50 convictions, including those of caporegime (captain) Paul Vario and James Burke on multiple charges. He subsequently entered the Witness Protection Program, but was removed from the program in the early 1990s.

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Henry Thomas

First Name Henry
Last Name Thomas
Born on September 9, 1971 (age 52)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his breakout role as Elliott in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and his more recent role in The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and its follow-up series The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020).

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