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Famous Male Professors

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

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While this isn't a list of all male professors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male professors?" and "Who are the best male professors?"


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    Barack Obama
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    Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Crossfire
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    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Credits: The Arsenio Hall Show, Killer At Large, Wordplay, Bill Clinton: His Life, Swing State, + more
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    James Franco
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    James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a Golden ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Palo Alto
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Author, + more
    • Credits: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, Freaks and Geeks, + more
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    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more
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    Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Educator, Historian, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black, Piers Morgan Live, Crossfire, The Party's Over, The Life of Larry, + more
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    Pope Benedict XVI
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    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II and was inaugurated on 24 April 2005. Ordained as a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, Ratzinger ...more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Marktl, Germany
    • Profession: Priest, Pianist, Theologian, Professor, Author
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    Stephen Hawking
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    Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Professor, Screenwriter, Scientist, + more
    • Credits: Masters of Science Fiction, Alien Planet, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, A Brief History of Time, Hawking, + more
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    Alexander Graham Bell
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    Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more
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    Noam Chomsky
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    Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of ...more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania, North Philadelphia, East Oak Lane, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, + more
    • Profession: Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian, Logician, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: This Is What Democracy Looks Like, Standing Army, The Party's Over, Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times, Dead Man Working, + more
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    Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Richmond County, Area code 762, Area codes 706 and 762, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Businessperson, Professor, Economist, Banker
    • Credits: Frontline: Inside the Meltdown, American Casino
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    Ben Stein
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    Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Financial adviser, Author, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Mask, Ghostbusters II, Married... with Children, Planes, + more
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    Carl Sagan
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    Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Physicist, Novelist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Contact, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Nova, Good Morning America, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, + more
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    David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline since the show's inception in 1984. On television, he hosts the talk show Dr. Drew On Call on HLN, ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Radio personality, Physician, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Wild Hogs, 16 and Pregnant, New York Minute, Teen Mom, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, + more
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    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer and Latin and Greek scholar. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor and irony. Nietzsche's key ideas include ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1844-1900)
    • Birthplace: Röcken, Germany
    • Profession: Cultural critic, Philologist, Poet, Composer, Philosopher
    • Credits: The Divine Comedy, Die Nacht, Road to Rio, Carbon Elvis, Thus Spake Zarathustra
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    Isaac Asimov
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    Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
    • Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: I, Robot, Bicentennial Man, Probe, Nightfall
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    Martin Luther
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    Martin Luther was a German friar, priest and professor of theology who was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1483-1546)
    • Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
    • Profession: Priest, Theologian, Professor, Physician, Monk, + more
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    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910. He was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913, and led his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1856-1924)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Historian, Professor, Political scientist, Political Science, + more
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    Paul Krugman
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    Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, Distinguished Scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Professor, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Get Him to the Greek
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    W.E.B. Du Bois
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    William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1868-1963)
    • Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Historian, Professor, Writer, + more
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From 1929–1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University of Cambridge. During his lifetime he published just one slim ...more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1889-1951)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Architect, Philosopher, Teacher
    • Credits: Wittgenstein Tractatus, As from Afar
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