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From Alexander the Great to Neil Patrick Harris, this gay celebrities list has all the most famous gay men throughout history, with photos included. Over 1800 gay dudes and counting! These historically famous gay men have either been confirmed as homosexuals or there is strong evidence that they were/are gay. These famous gay people come from countless different times in human history, and this list includes gay actors, famous gay celebrities, and famous gay people in history.

Who are famous gay men? Famous homosexuals in history included in this list are the painter of the Sistine Chapel and the dad from the Brady Bunch - yes, we gays are a diverse bunch! This list of gay celebrities starts with the earliest gay historic figures, but you can sort by any column.

Which famous men in history are gay? This many people can't be wrong, maybe straight men should explore homosexuality. If you want more lists about famous homosexuals, check out this list of famous gay authors.

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Epaminondas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Epaminondas Died at 48 (409 BC-361 BC)

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Alexander the Great is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Alexander the Great Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

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Hadrian is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Hadrian Died at 62 (76-138)

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Antinous is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Antinous Died at 19 (111-130)

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Leonardo da Vinci is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Leonardo da Vinci Died at 67 (1452-1519)

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Michelangelo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Michelangelo Died at 89 (1475-1564)

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Pietro Aretino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Pietro Aretino Died at 64 (1492-1556)

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Dominique Phinot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Dominique Phinot Died at 46 (1510-1556)

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Cyrano de Bergerac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Cyrano de Bergerac Died at 36 (1619-1655)

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Richard Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Richard Cromwell Died at 86 (1626-1712)

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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Jean-Baptiste Lully Died at 55 (1632-1687)

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John Partridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
John Partridge Died at 70 (1644-1714)

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Johann Joachim Winckelmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Johann Joachim Winckelmann Died at 51 (1717-1768)

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Giacomo Casanova is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Giacomo Casanova Died at 73 (1725-1798)

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George Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
George Rose Died at 74 (1744-1818)

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Percy Jocelyn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Percy Jocelyn Died at 79 (1764-1843)

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James Ivory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
James Ivory Died at 77 (1765-1842)

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Alexander Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Alexander Wilson Died at 47 (1766-1813)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Ralph Waldo Emerson Died at 79 (1803-1882)

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John Laird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
John Laird Died at 69 (1805-1874)

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William Haines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
William Haines Died at 56 (1810-1866)

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Walt Whitman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Walt Whitman Died at 73 (1819-1892)

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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Died at 70 (1825-1895)

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Samuel Butler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Samuel Butler Died at 67 (1835-1902)

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Oscar Browning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Oscar Browning Died at 86 (1837-1923)

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Walter Pater is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Walter Pater Died at 55 (1839-1894)

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Aleksey Apukhtin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Aleksey Apukhtin Died at 53 (1840-1893)

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Died at 53 (1840-1893)

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Simeon Solomon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Simeon Solomon Died at 65 (1840-1905)

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Edward Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Edward Carpenter Died at 85 (1844-1929)

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Paul Verlaine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Paul Verlaine Died at 52 (1844-1896)

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Vladimir Lamsdorf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Vladimir Lamsdorf Died at 62 (1845-1907)

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Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky Died at 66 (1850-1916)

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Lord Arthur Somerset is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Lord Arthur Somerset Died at 75 (1851-1926)

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Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Arthur Rimbaud Died at 37 (1854-1891)

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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Christian Wilhelm Allers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Christian Wilhelm Allers Died at 58 (1857-1915)

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Herman Bang is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Herman Bang Died at 55 (1857-1912)

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Eric Stenbock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Eric Stenbock Died at 35 (1860-1895)

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Henry Scott Tuke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Henry Scott Tuke Died at 71 (1858-1929)

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A. E. Housman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
A. E. Housman Died at 77 (1859-1936)

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Edwin Emmanuel Bradford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Edwin Emmanuel Bradford Died at 84 (1860-1944)

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Frederick Rolfe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Frederick Rolfe Died at 53 (1860-1913)

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Ferdinand I of Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Died at 87 (1861-1948)

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Constantine P. Cavafy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Constantine P. Cavafy Died at 70 (1863-1933)

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Elihu Vedder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Elihu Vedder Died at 87 (1836-1923)

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Charles Haslewood Shannon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Charles Haslewood Shannon Died at 74 (1863-1937)

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Laurence Housman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Laurence Housman Died at 94 (1865-1959)

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Winnaretta Singer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Winnaretta Singer Died at 78 (1865-1943)

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Charles Ricketts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History
Charles Ricketts Died at 65 (1866-1931)