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You might be surprised by the number of well known people who were born in the Caribbean. Here are just a few.
Most everyone has heard of Bob Marley, born and raised in Jamaica.
As well as another raggae artist, Dennis Brown
But did you know Tim Duncan was born and raised on St. Croix?
And that Rihanna is from Barbados?
National Baseball Hall of Famer, Roberto Clemente, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. This is a picture of the stadium in Puerto Rico that is named in his honor.
Or how about John James Audubon? Not only was he born in Haiti, he was an illegitimate child.
Alexander Hamilton, also illegitimate, was born on Nevis and raised on St. Croix.
Dr. William Thornton (not a house hold name) drew the original design for the Capital Building in Washington D. C. He was born on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke (a close neighbor to St. Thomas) in the British Virgin Islands.
The father of French Impressionism, Camille Pissarro, was born and raised on St. Thomas.
And yes, Kelsey Grammer, was born on St. Thomas too.
Any well known people from your neck of the woods?