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List of people from Providence, Rhode Island

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Providence, Rhode Island.

Contents

  • Arts, literature, humanities and entertainment 1
  • Business 2
  • Innovators 3
  • Military 4
  • Politics 5
  • Reformers 6
  • Sports 7
  • References 8

Arts, literature, humanities and entertainment

Business

Innovators

  • Zachariah Allen – scientist and inventor, patented automatic cut-off valve for steam engines[9]
  • John Peirce, inventor that participated in the development of the telephone.
  • Corliss steam engine, which revolutionized industry by making steam-power cheaper than water-power for powering factories[10]

Military

Politics

Reformers

Sports

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