Famous People from Louisville, Kentucky

With all its splendor and vibrancy, the city of Louisville is home to some of the biggest household names spanning across virtually all fields of life. From sportsmen and women, actors and actresses to scientists, Louisville, KY, has a surplus of those. For some of the most renowned and famous persons from Louisville, below is an interesting list. Have a quick look!

1. Muhammad Ali
His name echoes far beyond Louisville; to continents far and wide, his legacy still lingers even after he’s gone. His name is Muhammad Ali. Hands-down the best boxer that the world has ever seen, Muhammad Ali has for years been a source of inspiration to people from virtually all walks of life; boxers especially. In his honor, a six-story museum was erected in the year 2005.

2. Jennifer Lawrence
Virtually known by all citizens of the USA, Jennifer Lawrence has deservedly earned the title of one of the best actresses thanks to her films that have grossed more than 6billion dollars globally. Some of the famous films where she featured are; Red Sparrow, Hunger Games and Silver Linings playbook amongst others.

3. Zachary Taylor
Probably not that known quite well by Millennials but famous amongst history lovers, Mr. Taylor was privileged to be USA’s 12th president back in the 19th century from March 1849 to July 1850 which saw the war hero come to his untimely demise. His is precisely remembered fondly for his great contributions in the Mexican war of April 1846 to February 1848. Larga vida Zachary Taylor!

4. Col. Harland Sanders
With outlets in almost all countries around the globe, Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC as it is commonly known by many is one of the biggest household names when it comes to matters fast foods. Colonel Harland Sanders happens to be the brains behind this ingenious business venture. We all know the story behind this big venture but to keep it brief, it all started from a roadside restaurant in the state of Kentucky. Little by little, the business grew to what we now see today. Big dreams right there!

5. Hunter S. Thompson
Born in Louisville, Mr. Hunter is a renowned American writer and film director having more than a dozen books and millions of copies sold worldwide. Some of his famously known works are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (movie) and Better Than Sex (Novel). In the 2005 however, Mr. Hunter Committed suicide. Tragic demise if such a great mind.

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