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Delaware: Famous People

These sites provide lists of famous and notable people from Delaware. Learn about these people from a wide variety of disciplines. Read about famous illustrators, writers, astronomers, first ladies, and many more. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Delaware: State Facts and Symbols.


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Click on an image to learn more about First Ladies of Delaware.
This is a list of Famous Delawareans. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read a biography of Robert Montgomery Bird who was a writer and artist and was originally born in New Castle, Delaware.
Learn about Annie Jump Cannon, an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification.
Here is a brief biography of America's first commercial illustrator whose well-known works including illustrations for Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Tales of a Traveler, and the monumental five-volume Life of George Washington. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
Learn about work and biography of the Delaware governor. Includes photo gallery.
Read about the legendary boxer who grew up in Wilmington, Delaware.
Vice President Biden served as the Delaware's Senator for 36 years. Learn more about him on the official White House website.
This site includes information about Delaware state history, state symbols, education, economy, statistics, as well as fun facts about the state. Explore state maps and take a quiz to test your knowledge on Delaware geography. There are also links to eThemes Resources on geography and landforms, history, and famous people of Delaware.

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