Minnesota is the home to a variety of famous people from all walks of life. This is a listing of all those who have received national or international recognition in their fields of interest and were born, raised, or have lived in the State of Minnesota.
- Artists, Designers, Architects
- Authors, Writers
- Explorers, Adventurers
- Film, Theater
- Politicians, Public Officials
We also have a “Honorary Minnesotans” category that contains a listing of people who were not born or raised in Minnesota, but moved-to OR lived-in Minnesota at some point and have received national attention for their work.
In addition, we have a page devoted to Minnesota’s first European Explorers and Settlers, as well as other pages devoted to Minnesotans who have received their “15 Minutes of Fame” in the national spotlight, and a page listing a few of the “Villains” who have called Minnesota home.