Largest City in Massachusetts
Boston is the largest city and the state capital of Massachusetts. As of 2016, the city had an estimated population of 673,184 people. Some of America’s and the world’s most famous people have been born here. Here are some of the famous people from Boston, MA.
Paul Revere was a jeweler and a Patriot during the American Revolution. He was born in 1735 and died in 1818. Benjamin Franklin was among America’s Founding Fathers. He was also a prominent polymath, author, and printer during his lifetime. He was born in 1706 and passed on in 1790 in Philadelphia. Samuel Adams was another founding father from Boston. He was also a statesman and philosopher. He served as the Massachusetts governor between 1794 and 1797. He was born in 1722 and passed away in 1803 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Joseph P. Kennedy Snr. was born in 1888 and was once America’s ambassador to the UK. He was also a businessman, inventor, and politician. He died in 1969 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Frances Perkins was born in 1880 and was the first American woman in the cabinet. She was a sociologist and workers rights advocate. She was America’s Secretary of Labor between 1933 and 1945, becoming the longest serving secretary. She died in 1965 in New York City.
Charles Sumner was an orator and Massachusetts senator. As the head of anti-slavery forces in that state, Sumner played a major role in the abolishment of slavery in America. He was born in 1811 and died in 1874 in Washington DC.
Edgar Allan Poe a writer, editor, and literary critic was born in 1809. He died in 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. John Holland Cazale was a prominent writer from Boston. He was born in 1935 and died in 1978 in New York City. Barbara Jill Walters was born in 1929 and was a senior broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She was the first female co-anchor of NBC’s Today show.
Donna Summer was a prominent songwriter, singer, and actress born in 1948. She died in 2012. Donnie Wahlberg is a multi-talented person from Boston. Apart from being a singer, songwriter, and actor, he is also a record and film producer. Born in 1969, Wahlberg has been an active member of a music group called New Kids On The Block since 1984.
Connie Britton is a prominent singer, songwriter, and producer from Boston. Some of the movies and TV shows she has featured in are Nashville, Friday Night Lights, and American Horror Story among others. She was born in 1967.
Uzo Aduba is an actress born in 1981. Some of the movies and TV shows she has appeared in are Orange Is the New Black, American Pastoral, and The Wiz Life among others. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in the comedy series; Orange Is the New Black. In 2015, Primetime Emmy Award named her the Outstanding Supporting Actress. She has also won other awards.
Michael Bloomberg was born in 1942. He is an entrepreneur, author, statesman, and philanthropist. He was the 108th Mayor of New York City. He is worth around US$49.1 billion, making him the 8th and the 10th richest man in America and the world respectively. He owns and manages a financial services, mass media, and software company called Bloomberg L.P.