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List of Famous Orators

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Winston Churchill and Frederick Douglass.

From reputable, prominent, and well known orators to the lesser known orators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the orator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous orators ever?" and "What are the names of famous orators?" then you're in the right place. (85 items)
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    Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more
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    Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to ...more

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    • Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Publisher, Orator, Author, Writer
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    Cicero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (105 BC-42 BC)
    • Birthplace: Arpinum, Rome
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Writer, Philosopher, + more
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    William Jennings Bryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    William Jennings Bryan was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States. He served two terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska and was United States Secretary of State ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1860-1925)
    • Birthplace: Salem, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Lawyer
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    Pericles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Pericles was arguably the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age— specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars. He was descended, through his mother, from the powerful and historically influential Alcmaeonid family. Pericles ...more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (494 BC-428 BC)
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Soldier
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    Patrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Henry led the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1736-1799)
    • Profession: Orator, Lawyer
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    Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader. He spoke for conservatives, and led the opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1782-1852)
    • Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Lawyer
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    Alcibiades is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Orators
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    Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, from the deme of Scambonidae, was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general. He was the last famous member of his mother's aristocratic family, the Alcmaeonidae, which fell from prominence after the Peloponnesian War. He played a major role in the second half of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 46 (449 BC-403 BC)
    • Birthplace: Classical Athens
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Military Officer
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