Famous Marylanders

Famous People Born in Maryland

See our top list of the most famous people from Maryland. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Old Line State”.

Spiro T. Agnew vice president, Baltimore
Benjamin Banneker mathematician, astronomer, Oella/Ellicott City
John Barth writer, Cambridge
Eubie Blake musician, Baltimore
John Wilkes Booth actor, Lincoln assassin, Harford County
Francis X. Bushman actor, Baltimore
James M. Cain writer, Annapolis
Samuel Chase jurist, Sumerset Cty
John Dickinson statesman, Talbot Cty
Frederick Douglass abolitionist, Tuckahoe
Christopher Gist frontiersman, Baltimore
Philip Glass composer, Baltimore
Matthew Henson explorer, Charles Cty
Billie Holiday jazz-blues singer, Baltimore
Johns Hopkins financier, Anne Arundel Cty
Reverdy Johnson lawyer, statesman, Annapolis
Thomas Johnson political leader, Calvert Cty
Francis Scott Key laywer, author, Carroll Cty
Thurgood Marshall jurist, Baltimore
H. L. Mencken writer, Baltimore
Charles Willson Peale painter, naturalist Queen Annes Cty
Babe Ruth baseball player, Baltimore
Upton Sinclair author, Baltimore
Roger B. Taney jurist, Calvert Cty
Harriet Tubman abolitionist, Dorchester Cty
Leon Uris author, Baltimore
Frank Zappa singer, Baltimore