If you ask most people about famous people from Hannibal, the first and maybe the only name they will know is Mark Twain.

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And while he is the guy who put Hannibal on the map, there are a number of notable people who have called Hannibal home.

In fact, we’ve put together a top ten list of the most famous Hannibalians NOT named Mark Twain.

They include a millionaire philanthropist best known for being “unsinkable,” an inventor we have to thank for, among other things, car radios and eight-track players, a singer who once wished upon a star, the father of the public defender system, an early baseball star, a real admiral, a fictional colonel, a woman and a man who were notable for their “firsts,” and a country music star.

Famous People from Hannibal, Missouri

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