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List of famous environmentalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top environmentalists in the world? This includes the most prominent environmentalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. These popular environmentalists are also found on our lists of celebrity environmentalists and celebrities who majored in environmental science. This list of notable environmentalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic environmentalists were born and what their nationality is. The leading environmentalists on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned environmentalists.

These great and important environmentalists include John Muir, Rachel McAdams, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, and more. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known environmentalists to the lesser known environmentalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the environmentalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous environmentalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous environmentalists?" then you're in the right place. 

Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate, Author Actor, + more

Credits: An Inconvenient Truth, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash, A Terrifying Message from Al Gore, TED: The Future We Will Create

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#91 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#40 on The Best Secret Service Code Names

#10 on The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

#11 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party insurgency of 1912. He is known for his exuberant ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1858-1919)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian Polymath, + more

Credits: Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, President McKinley Inauguration

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#10 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#68 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#6 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning two, and five Academy Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, The Departed

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#4 on The Best Actors Working Today

#26 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#4 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#26 on The Best Living American Actors

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John Muir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1838-1914)

Birthplace: Dunbar, United Kingdom

Profession: Environmentalist, Inventor, Scientist, Geologist Writer, + more

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Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1907-1964)

Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist, Author Essayist, + more

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#57 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

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

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Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by radical environmental ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1927-1989)

Birthplace: Home, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Environmentalist, Novelist, Author, Writer Philosopher

Credits: Lonely Are the Brave, Fire on the Mountain

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Wendell Berry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Wendell Berry is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the ...more

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Age: 82

Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Author, Farmer Writer

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#37 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#69 on The Best American Poets

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Harvey Broome is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Environmentalists
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Harvey Benjamin Broome was an American lawyer, writer and conservationist. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Broome was a founding member of The Wilderness Society, for which he served as president from 1957 until his death in 1968, and played a key role in the establishment of the Great Smoky ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1902-1968)

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

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