Famous People Born In Queensland

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Cathy Freeman
(Australian Former Sprinter Who Specialised in the 400 metres Event)
Cathy Freeman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Cathy Freeman is a former sprinter known for her achievements in the 400 meters events. Her personal best of 48.63, set at the 1996 Olympics, makes her the eighth-fastest woman of all time. She gave Australia an Olympic gold at the 2000 Olympics. Also a humanitarian, Freeman is credited with founding the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

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Ibn Taymiyyah
(Scholar)
Ibn Taymiyyah
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Birthdate: January 22, 1263
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 26, 1328
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Hurrem Sultan
(Queen)
Hurrem Sultan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1502 AD
Died: April 15, 1558
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Casey Stoner
(Australian Retired Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Casey Stoner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Harald Bluetooth
(King)
Harald Bluetooth
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Birthdate: 0910 AD
Died: 0986 AD
 6 
Bernard King
(Basketball player)
Bernard King
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 7 
Shane Watson
(Australian Former Cricketer)
Shane Watson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini

Shane Watson is an Australian former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler, he used to play for Australia’s national cricket team. He holds several records in T20Is, ODIs, and T20s and was counted among the best all-rounders of his era. He launched a sports clinic for children in 2017. He also hosts a podcast. 

 8 
Ben Lawson
(Actor)
Ben Lawson
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Birthdate: February 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Wade Robson
(Australian Choreographer and Dancer)
Wade Robson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
 10 
Jonas Savimbi
(Politician)
Jonas Savimbi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 22, 2002
 11 
Cameron Smith
(Australian Former Professional Rugby League Footballer Who Played as a Hooker)
Cameron Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Karrie Webb
(Australian Professional Golfer)
Karrie Webb
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Karrie Webb is an Australian golfer. With over 40 wins under her belt, Webb is the most successful active player on the LPGA Tour. In 2005, Karrie Webb was made an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2016, she received the prestigious William and Mousie Powell Award.

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Storm Keating
(Fashion Designer, Producer, Director)
Storm Keating
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Birthdate: October 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born to a cattleman father, Storm Keating spent her early years on her family farms. Initially a TV producer, she has been part of shows such as The Apprentice Australia and The Voice UK. Now a luxury fashion designer, she also maintains a fashion blog. She is married to singer Ronan Keating.

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Noel Jones
(Pastor)
Noel Jones
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 15 
Fraser Anning
(Politician)
Fraser Anning
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 16 
Natalie Cook
(Volleyball player)
Natalie Cook
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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John Hillcoat
(Film director)
John Hillcoat
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
 18 
Tom Monaghan
(Businessperson)
Tom Monaghan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
 19 
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
(Prince)
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
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Birthdate: 1223 AD
Died: December 11, 1282
 20 
Alan Jones
(Former radio broadcaster, Rugby union coaches)
Alan Jones
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Birthdate: April 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
 21 
Anne Geddes
(Portrait photographer known primarily for her elaborately-staged photographs of infants)
Anne Geddes
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

Known for her creative photographs of babies, Anne Geddes has also contributed to many best-selling photobooks and calendars. A school drop-out, she initially worked in television and took up photography seriously at 25, becoming a full-fledged photographer at 30. She is also an ambassador of initiatives such as Shot at Life.

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Ken Ham
(Australian Christian Fundamentalist and the Founder & CEO of 'Answers in Genesis', a Christian Apologetics Organization)
Ken Ham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

Ken Ham is an Australian Christian fundamentalist, apologist, and young-Earth creationist. He is the founder of Answers in Genesis (AiG), a Christian apologetics organization. Ham advocates accepting the Book of Genesis creation narrative as a historical fact and has been criticized for his unscientific views. He views homosexuality as a sin and is against same-sex marriage. 

 23 
Frank Forde
(Politician)
Frank Forde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 28, 1983
 24 
Thea Astley
(Novelist)
Thea Astley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 17, 2004
 25 
Oodgeroo Noonuccal
(Australian Political Activist, Artist and Educator)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 16, 1993

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was an Aboriginal Australian poet, political activist, artist, and educator. She became the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. She emerged as a prominent political activist in the 1960s and campaigned for aboriginal rights. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and won many literary awards.

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Napoleon(rapper)
(Rapper)
Napoleon(rapper)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
 27 
Kaylee McKeon
(Australian Competitive Swimmer Who Won Three Gold Medals at the 2020 Olympic Games)
Kaylee McKeon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kaylee McKeown is an Australian competitive swimmer best known for winning three gold medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. In 2022, Kaylee McKeown won four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and one gold medal at the World Championships.   

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Susie O'Neill
(Retired Australian Swimmer Who Is a 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Susie O'Neill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo

Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning Australian swimmer Susie O'Neill is also known as Madame Butterfly for her expertise in the butterfly stroke. Post-retirement, she has taken up sports commentary and has been associated with a medical non-profit. She is a Member of the Order of Australia.

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Justis Huni
(Australian Professional Boxer)
Justis Huni
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries

Justis Huni is an Australian boxer and the current Australian heavyweight champion. Before turning professional in 2020, Huni represented Australia at the 2016 Youth World Championships where he won a gold medal. He also won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships. Justis Huni missed an opportunity to represent his country in the 2020 Olympics due to injury.

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Bill Hayden
(21st Governor-General of Australia)
Bill Hayden
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jodie Bowering
(Australian Softball Player)
Jodie Bowering
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Craig McDermott
(Former Australian Cricketer and Coach)
Craig McDermott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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George Christensen
(He is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland)
George Christensen
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Birthdate: June 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi
(Politician)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Genevieve Gregson
(Australian Steeplechase Runner)
Genevieve Gregson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

Genevieve Gregson is an Australian athlete who specializes in the 3000-meter steeplechase. She started running when she was nine years old and earned an athletics scholarship at the University of Florida. She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

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Rob Simmons
(Australian Rugby Union Footballer)
Rob Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Freelee
(Australian YouTuber, Fitness Expert)
Freelee
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Birthdate: January 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Leanne Ratcliffe, better known by her pseudonym Freelee, is an Australian YouTuber, vegan activist, and author. A fitness expert, Ratcliffe is renowned for posting videos pertaining to diet and exercise on her YouTube channel Freelee The BananaGirl.

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Ali Brigginshaw
(Australian Rugby League Footballer)
Ali Brigginshaw
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Dorothy Hill
(Geologist, Paleontologist)
Dorothy Hill
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 23, 1997
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Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma
(Prince)
Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma
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Birthdate: November 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 20, 1991
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Jason Day
(Peruvian Actor Known for His Role in the Series Playing with Fire)
Jason Day
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Birthdate: July 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

Best known to American audiences as Fabrizio Ramírez from the series Playing with Fire, Peruvian actor Jason Day is also popular for his roles in the series Esta Sociedad and movies such as Mancora. He has also been part of stage plays such as Bodas de Sangre.

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Francis Stuart
(Novelist)
Francis Stuart
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 2, 2000
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Jai Taurima
(Australian Long Jumper)
Jai Taurima
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

Australian long jumper Jai Taurima is best known for his silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Known to fans as Jumping Jai, the Māori athlete has also been in the news for his reckless lifestyle and his chain-smoking habits. Post-retirement, he has joined the Australian Federal Police.

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Saint Cyril
(Theologian)
Saint Cyril
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0826 AD
Died: February 4, 0869
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Andrew McGahan
(Novelist)
Andrew McGahan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 1, 2019
 46 
Joel Adams
(Singer-Songwriter)
Joel Adams
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Joel Adams is an Australian singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for his debut single, Please Don't Go, which peaked at number six on Sverigetopplistan, a Swedish national record chart. In October 2016, he was featured on Spotify's 25 Under 25 list, where he was ranked the world's 16th most influential artist.

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Kirsten Drysdale
(Television presenter)
Kirsten Drysdale
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Birthdate: 1984 AD

Kirsten Drysdale is an Australian journalist, writer, television presenter, and former hockey player. Drysdale represented the Queensland Scorchers in the Australian Hockey League before an injury forced her to begin a career at the ABC. Over the years, Kirsten Drysdale has been a researcher for shows like Hungry Beast, The Hamster Wheel, and The Gruen Transfer.

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Michelle Steele
(Skeleton racer)
Michelle Steele
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Domonic Bedggood
(Australian Diver Who Was a Gold Medallist at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games)
Domonic Bedggood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Harry Jowsey
(Reality Television Personality and Social Media Star)
Harry Jowsey
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Birthdate: May 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini