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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?"
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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#68 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#13 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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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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#64 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#13 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#1 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#48 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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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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#49 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#7 on The Best Gay Authors

#2 on The Best Jewish Authors

#45 on The Best French Authors

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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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