Connecticut: Famous People
These sites are about famous people who were born or lived in Connecticut. Learn about some of the patriots, politicians, activists, entertainers, and inventors who have come from this state.
Read this biography of abolitionist John Brown, who was born in Connecticut.
Here is a biography of Charles Goodyear and the story of how he discovered the process of vulcanizing rubber.
Here is another biography of the inventor of vulcanized rubber.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Learn about Connecticut abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe on this website.
Read a profile of this Olympic Gold Medal winning figure skater from Connecticut.
Here is a biography of Noah Webster, the man who wrote the American dictionary. NOTE: This page links to a discussion board.
Captain Nathan Hale
Learn about American Revolutionary war patriot and Connecticut State Hero Nathan Hale on this site. NOTE: This page links to sites with ads.
Here you can watch a movie about Benedict Arnold, America's most famous traitor.
ThinkQuest: Benedict Arnold
Here is a short biography of the traitor Benedict Arnold.
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Meet Connecticut showman P.T. Barnum on this site. Includes a photo gallery. NOTE: This site links to a commercial site with ads.
NY Times P. T. Barnum Obituary
Read the obituary for P. T. Barnum that ran in the New York Times.
George W. Bush
Here you can read about President George W. Bush, who was born in Connecticut.
Learn about the man who invented the revolver on this site.
PBS: Samuel Colt
Here is another biography of Samuel Colt and his guns.
Read about the life and career of actress Katharine Hepburn on this site. Includes photos , film stills, and film posters. NOTE: This site contains ads.
New York Times: Dr. Benjamin Spock
This is the obituary of Dr. Benjamin Spock, the famous pediatrician, that ran in the New York Times.
On this site you can read a short biography of Connecticut's State Heroine, educator Prudence Crandall.
Read this biography of the inventor of the sewing machine. NOTE: This site has sponsored links.
Here is a biography of the man who invented the first successful helicopter.