Daniel Boone Painting

Famous Kentuckians

Famous People from Kentucky

Famous people born or raised (or both) in the Bluegrass State include explorers and pioneers (Daniel Boone), some of the world’s most influential athletes (Muhammad Ali), movie stars (George Clooney), musicians (Loretta Lynn) and even some of America’s most significant political figures (Abraham Lincoln). 

Learn all about our most famous Kentuckians from these categories:
Explorers & Pioneers
Scientists, Inventors & Physicians
Artists & Architects
Authors & Journalists
Political, Military & Social Leaders
Sports Personalities