Breckinridge may refer to:


With surname Breckinridge:

Breckinridge Political Dynasty
* Aida de Acosta Breckinridge, in 1903 flew Santos Dumont's Dirigible Airship
* Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935), editor and publisher of the Lexington Herald.
* Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, congressman from Kentucky, Minister to Russia, son of John C. Breckinridge
* Desha Breckinridge, editor and publisher of the Lexington Herald, husband of Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and brother of Sophonisba Breckinridge
* Henry S. Breckinridge (1886-1960), lawyer, politician, and Olymic fencer
* James Breckinridge (1763-1833), Viginia lawyer and politician, Revolutionary War soldier and Brigadier-General in the War of 1812
* James D. Breckinridge (died 1849), U.S. Representative from Kentucky
* John Breckinridge (1760-1806), United States Senator and Attorney General
* John B. Breckinridge, Attorney General of Kentucky and member of the United States House of Representatives
* John C. Breckinridge, Senator from Kentucky, fourteenth Vice President of the United States, and later Confederate general and the last Confederate Secretary of War
* John Cabell Breckinridge, best known as Bunny Breckinridge, American actor
* Joseph Breckinridge, an officer in the United States Navy in the Spanish-American War.
* Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, Kentucky suffragette, reformer, and wife of Desha Breckinridge
* Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965), founder of the Frontier Nursing Service
* Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, an 1860 supporter of Lincoln over his nephew John C. Breckinridge
* Sophonisba Breckinridge, American activist
* William Campbell Preston Breckinridge, Confederate general and U.S. Representative from Kentucky

* Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, principal of Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921
* Breckinridge Long, United States ambassador to Italy
* John Breckinridge Castleman, military officer and prominent landowner and businessman in Louisville, Kentucky
* Marvin Breckinridge Patterson, American photojournalist, cinematographer, and philanthropist
* Robert Breckinridge McAfee, Kentucky politician, and seventh Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky


* Breckenridge, Colorado, originally spelled "Breckinridge", it was renamed during the Civil War
* Breckinridge County, Kentucky
* Breckinridge Center, Kentucky


* Breckinridge House, a dormitory at the University of Chicago named for Sophonisba Breckinridge.
* Myra Breckinridge, a satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary
* Myra Breckinridge (film), cinematic version of Vidal's novel
* USS Breckinridge (DD-148), a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy, named for Joseph Breckinridge

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