Famous People From New Hampshire

Situated in the New England region of the northeastern United States is the state of New Hampshire. With Concord as its capital and Manchester as its biggest city, New Hampshire is also referred to as ‘The Granite State’, due to its widespread granite quarries. The state’s main geographical terrains include the Great North Woods, the White Mountains, the Seacoast, the Lakes Region, the Merrimack Valley, and the Monadnock Region and so on. Many prominent personalities have had the privilege to be born, raised and still continue to be a part of the state of New Hampshire. It is renowned for producing some of the brightest minds such as the likes of the legendary poet Robert Frost, the famous J.D. Salinger, and the vibrant Dan Brown. Celebrities such as Academy Award winning screenwriter John Irving, the hilarious Sarah Silverman and ravishing actor Mandy Moore were born in New Hampshire as well. Daniel Webster and the former United States president Franklin Pierce started his journey to success and leadership from the very state of New Hampshire. Some famous athletes such as wrestler Triple H also hail from the state. For the complete list of people from New Hampshire, keep reading this page.
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Triple H
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Triple H
54
Birthdate: July 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Often considered the best wrestler in North America, Triple H played an important role in the World Wrestling Federation's Attitude Era as part of the influential D-Generation X stable. From being a professional wrestler, he went on to become a part of WWE's management team after marrying CEO Vince McMahon's daughter Stephanie. Triple H is a WWE Hall of Famer

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Sarah Silverman
(Comedian, Actress, and Writer)
Sarah Silverman
73
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

From hosting her comedy show The Sarah Silverman Program, to winning an Emmy and writing a best-selling autobiography, Sarah Silverman has done it all. The NYU drop-out started off as a writer for SNL. She has been an ardent Democratic supporter and often discusses controversial topics on her show.

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Mandy Moore
(Singer, Actress)
Mandy Moore
56
Birthdate: April 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries

Mandy Moore is a popular singer, songwriter, and actress who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from her entertainment career, Moore is a known philanthropist who endorses the philosophy of effective altruism. In 2017, she was an active participant at the Los Angeles Women's March.

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Dan Brown
(Novelist)
Dan Brown
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer

Dan Brown is an American author best known for writing a series of Robert Langdon novels; three such novels, namely The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno, have been made into films, with Tom Hanks portraying Robert Langdon in all three movies. Also known for his charity work, Dan Brown donates money to several charitable causes.

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Maurice McDonald
(Co-founder of McDonald's)
Maurice McDonald
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 26, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 11, 1971
 6 
Richard McDonald
(Co-Founder of McDonald's)
Richard McDonald
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 14, 1998

Richard McDonald was an entrepreneur who co-founded the fast-food company McDonald's with his brother, Maurice. Their father ran a food stall. As young men, Richard and Maurice took over their father’s business and redesigned the restaurant. The restaurant was highly successful, and the brothers began franchising their system. The first McDonald's restaurant has now been converted into a museum. 

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Matt Czuchry
(Actor)
Matt Czuchry
8
Birthdate: May 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Ronnie James Dio
(Former heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer)
Ronnie James Dio
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 16, 2010
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Franklin Pierce
(14th President of the United States)
Franklin Pierce
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 8, 1869

Franklin Pierce was an American politician who served as the 14th president of the US. A northern Democrat, Franklin Pierce's actions leading up to the American Civil War are believed to have contributed to the commencement of the war. Scholars and historians rank Pierce as one of the least memorable and worst US presidents.

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Alan Shepard
(Astronaut, Aviator, Entrepreneur)
Alan Shepard
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 21, 1998

Alan Shepard was an astronaut and the first American to travel into space. In 1971, Shepard became the fifth and oldest astronaut to walk on the Moon; he was 47 years and 80 days old at that time. From 1963 to 1969, he played an important role as the Chief of the Astronaut Office. His work inspired several TV series.

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Phineas Gage
(American Railroad Construction Foreman)
Phineas Gage
9
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 21, 1860

Phineas Gage was a railroad construction foreman. He is best remembered for surviving an accident which destroyed much of the left frontal lobe of his brain; during the accident, a large iron rod was driven through his head. Gage's personality was said to have changed after the accident, which contributed immensely to studies about the brain's role in determining personality.

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Ludwig Ahgren
(YouTube Star)
Ludwig Ahgren
13
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
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GG Allin
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)
GG Allin
15
Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 28, 1993
Punk rock artist and drummer GG Allin is best remembered for his controversial live performances, which involved acts like self-mutilation, and his themes of violence. He was also arrested for assaulting his audience members. He vowed to commit suicide on stage, multiple times, but eventually died of a drug overdose. 
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Bode Miller
(American Former World Cup Alpine Ski Racer)
Bode Miller
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Eliza Coupe
(Actress and Comedian Known for Roles in Comedy Series ‘Happy Endings’, ‘Scrubs’ and 'Future Man')
Eliza Coupe
12
Birthdate: April 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

Eliza Coupe is an American comedian and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like Happy Endings, Scrubs, Future Man, and Quantico. After being diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia in childhood, Eliza Coupe went on to study improvisational comedy at ImprovOlympic and The Groundlings. She then established herself as a successful film and TV actress.

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Toby Fox
(Video Game Developer and Composer Known for His Games: ‘Undertale’ and ‘Deltarune’)
Toby Fox
40
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra

Video game developer and composer Toby Fox is best known for developing the video games Deltarune and Undertale. He started composing music for webcomics while still in high school. As a video game developer, he created the video game Undertale independently and also released a number of unused musical tracks from the same.

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Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 24, 1852
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Wilson Bethel
(Actor and Producer Known for His Roles as ‘Wade Kinsella’ in the Film ‘Hart of Dixie’)
Wilson Bethel
11
Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces

Wilson Bethel is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Young and the Restless, Hart of Dixie, and All Rise. Apart from being an actor, Wilson Bethel also contributes as an executive producer and writer every now and then.

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Mia Tyler
(American Actress, Model and Television Personality)
Mia Tyler
8
Birthdate: December 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Plus-size model and fashion designer Mia Tyler gained fame with the MTV series House of Style and the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club. She owns a clothing line and has also appeared in the film Rush Hour 3. She has also exhibited her X-rated paintings at various galleries.
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Trish Regan
(Television Host, Journalist)
Trish Regan
11
Birthdate: December 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Josh Meyers
(Actor)
Josh Meyers
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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John Irving
(Novelist)
John Irving
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ray LaMontagne
(Singer)
Ray LaMontagne
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Robert Eggers
(Film director)
Robert Eggers
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Horace Greeley
(Journalist)
Horace Greeley
5
Birthdate: February 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 29, 1872

Horace Greeley was an American publisher and newspaper editor. He is credited with founding the New-York Tribune, for which he also served as an editor. He is also credited with popularizing the New-York Tribune, which became the highest-circulating newspaper in America. Long active in politics, Greeley helped found the Republican Party in 1854. 

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Sam Huntington
(Actor)
Sam Huntington
0
Birthdate: April 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Annie Duke
(American Former Professional Poker Player)
Annie Duke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Jean Kasem
(Former actress played the recurring role of Lorettaand as a cast-member of the short-lived spinoff The Tortellis Tortelli)
Jean Kasem
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Bosa
(American football player)
John Bosa
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Joyce Maynard
(Novelists)
Joyce Maynard
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Breanne Hill
(Actress, Model)
Breanne Hill
5
Birthdate: March 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Chip Kelly
(American Head Football Coach of the 'UCLA Bruins')
Chip Kelly
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Chip Kelly is a football coach who is currently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins. In the past, he led the Oregon Ducks to four consecutive BCS bowl game appearances and gained much prominence. He began his career as a player and eventually moved on to coaching. He is well known for his unorthodox strategies and unique coaching philosophy.

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Amy Beach
(Composer)
Amy Beach
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 27, 1944
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Leonard Wood
(Politician, Military personnel)
Leonard Wood
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 7, 1927
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Harlan F. Stone
(Lawyer)
Harlan F. Stone
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 22, 1946
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Kelly Ayotte
(Former United States Senator)
Kelly Ayotte
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Adam Grandmaison
(Social-media Personality)
Adam Grandmaison
7
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: November 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Chris Carpenter
(Baseball player)
Chris Carpenter
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Matt Bonner
(Basketball Player)
Matt Bonner
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Tom Rush
(Singer-songwriter)
Tom Rush
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jane Pierce
(First lady)
Jane Pierce
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 2, 1863
 42 
Ryan Day
(American football coach)
Ryan Day
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
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John Stark
(Military Officer)
John Stark
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 8, 1822
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Scotty Lago
(American Snowboarder)
Scotty Lago
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Lyndon LaRouche
(American Political Activist and Founder of the 'LaRouche Movement')
Lyndon LaRouche
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 12, 2019

Once a management consultant, Lyndon LaRouche was also a Marxist who later launched the LaRouche movement and the NCLC. He ran for the president of the USA in all elections from 1976 to 2004. He also spent quite a few years in the 1990s behind bars for mail fraud and conspiracy.

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Kevin Pearce
(American Snowboarder)
Kevin Pearce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)
Sarah Josepha Hale
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 30, 1879
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Laura Silverman
(Actress)
Laura Silverman
2
Birthdate: June 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Thomas C. Kinkaid
(Officer)
Thomas C. Kinkaid
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 17, 1972
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Hunter Long
(American football player)
Hunter Long
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)