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List of famous male librarians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male librarians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being librarians. There are thousand of males working as librarians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic librarians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a librarian then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people, like Christoph Ackermann and R. Edward Gosnell, in it.

While this isn't a list of all male librarians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male librarians?" and "Who are the best male librarians?"
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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1893-1976)

Birthplace: Shaoshan, China

Profession: Librarian, Politician

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#439 on The Best Writers of All Time

#284 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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#166 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat Musician, + more

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#75 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#51 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#53 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#9 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1871-1922)

Birthplace: Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy

Profession: Librarian, Novelist, Essayist, Writer Critic

Credits: Marcel Proust's Time Regained, Swann in Love, The Captive, À la recherche du temps perdu

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#68 on The Best Writers of All Time

#47 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#7 on The Best Gay Authors

#390 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Laozi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Laozi was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, he is usually dated to around ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (603 BC-530 BC)

Birthplace: Henan, China

Profession: Archivist, Philosopher

Credits: Seers and Clowns

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#171 on The Best Writers of All Time

#180 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#194 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1832-1898)

Birthplace: Daresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Novelist, Author, Writer Cleric, + more

Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, (1999) Alice Alice

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#36 on The Best Writers of All Time

#72 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#364 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#17 on The Best Fantasy Authors

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David Hume is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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David Hume was a Scottish historian, philosopher, economist, diplomat and essayist known today especially for his radical philosophical empiricism and scepticism. In light of Hume's central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and in the history of Western philosophy, Bryan Magee judged him as a ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1711-1776)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Librarian, Historian, Economist, Philosopher

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#120 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#7 on The Best Essayists

#85 on Famous People Named David or Dave

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Jorge Luis Borges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His best-known books, Ficciones and El Aleph, published in the 1940s, are ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1899-1986)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Profession: Librarian, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Invasión, Death and the Compass, The Spider's Stratagem, Los Cuentos de Borges: El Sur Ghazal, + more

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#51 on The Best Writers of All Time

#129 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#61 on The Best Fantasy Authors

#8 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Librarians
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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was a German polymath and philosopher. He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since it ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1646-1716)

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

Profession: Librarian, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist Philosopher, + more

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#137 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#27 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#144 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#39 on Famous Rosicrucians List

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