Vince Cable - From Crabbe to van Gogh: 7 other famous Vinces

Vince Cable delivers speech

Who does the new Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable share his name with?

Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh

The Netherlands' artist is famous for becoming well-known only after his death, as well as the time he cut off his ear. His most famous piece is quite possibly 'The Starry Night', which has been described as having "seductive swirls, intoxicating composition, and enchanting color palette" by Kristy Puchko.

Other notable works include paintings of flowers and wheatfields - let’s keep Vince’s Conservative rival away from those!

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn In Delivery Man

Vaughn is an American actor who has appeared True Detective, Sex and the City and Wedding Crashers, according to his IMDB page.

Vinnie Vincent

Vincent is a musician and one-time member of the band ‘’Kiss’. Some of the band’s most p opular songs include Rock and 'Roll all Nite', 'Lick It Up' and 'I Was Made For Lovin’ You'.

Vince Catania

In the political world of Vinces, one of a handful is Vince Catania, an Australian politician. He is known for switching from the left of centre Labor party to the centre-right National party in 2009, as reported by ABC news.

Vincent Orange

Orange is another politician to make the list – this time from America. He is a former council member for Washington D.C, who resigned in 2016, according to the Washington Post.


Two fiction characters also make the list:

Vincent Crabbe

Commonly referred to as one half of the Slytherin duo “Crabbe and Goyle”, Vincent Crabbe is one of Draco Malfoy’s hench-men in the Harry Potter series. According to the Independent, Theresa May decided against picking a Harry Potter character she most identified with. Cable may share a name with Crabbe – they even share the same initials – but it’s hard to see the new Liberal Democrat leader saying he has anything else in common with the Slytherin boy.

Vincent (the dog)

Everyone loves lists. Everyone loves dogs. Everyone loves politics, right?

The dog from Lost was in the show for all six seasons, outlasting many of the human characters on the island.


 Sir Vince Cable’s full name is John Vincent Cable so for this list we have included Vince’s that go by Vincent rather than just by Vince.