Have you ever wondered who the most famous to come from your hometown is? A geographer named Topi Tjukanov developed an interactive map that allows you to find out and see the most notable person in each city in Minnesota.

The map is very easy to use and it's fun to see some of the notable people from throughout this region. Try it out - the most famous people from Minnesota’s 5 biggest cities are listed below along with a link that allows you to search for the biggest name to come from your hometown.

The Most Famous Person To Come From Every Minnesota City and Town

According to the NY Post, "Notable figures were specifically judged on the length of their Wikipedia biographies, the total number of external links from Wikidata and the average number of biography views for each figure between 2015 and 2018."


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Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 27th on its list of 100 “most influential artists of the rock & roll era."

He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. To date, more than 120 million Prince albums have been sold.

St. Paul

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th 1896 in St. Paul.

His published four novels including The Great Gatsby in 1925.

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Lea Thompson was born in Rochester in 1961.

She is best known for her role as Lorraine in the Back to the Future film franchise, but also had a successful TV career.

She has appeared in several TV shows, including a starring role in the NBC sitcom, Caroline in the City.


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Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth in 1941.

Throughout his 60-year career, Bob Dylan has been celebrated for his amazing song-writing and performing skills.

Like Prince, Dylan has enjoyed commercial success. Over 125-million Bob Dylan albums have been sold over the years.


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Pete Docter was born on October 9th, 1968.

You might not recognize the name, but I’m positive you’ve seen some of his work – especially if you have kids.

Docter works for Pixar and played a big role in several hit movies including Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and A Bug's Life.

According to his wiki, Pete made his directorial debut with Monsters, Inc.

Want to see the most famous person from your hometown? Click here to use the interactive map and check out the most notable people from towns all around the state.

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