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List of famous diplomats, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top diplomats in the world? This includes the most prominent diplomats, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable diplomats is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic diplomats 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 diplomats.

The list you're viewing contains people like John Quincy Adams and Hillary Clinton. Featuring great diplomats of history and the present, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known diplomats to the lesser known diplomats of today, these are some of the best professionals in the diplomat field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous diplomats ever?" and "What are the names of famous diplomats?" then you're in the right place. 
Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. She then represented New York in the United States Senate from 2001 to ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Official Author, + more

Credits: The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, The War Room, First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum on MSNBC

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Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1884-1962)

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York United States of America, + more

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Writer

Credits: The Eleanor Roosevelt Story, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, Women in Defense

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#73 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Actor, Singer Dancer

Credits: The Little Princess, Fort Apache, Heidi, Shirley Temple's Storybook

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#61 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#6 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#31 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#89 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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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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#70 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

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#49 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating the never actualised ceasefire in Vietnam, ...more

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Age: 93

Birthplace: F├╝rth, Germany

Profession: Statesman, Businessperson, Politician, Soldier Diplomat, + more

Credits: Last Days in Vietnam, Bobby Fischer Against the World, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, The Making of 'Superman II'

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#25 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#9 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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

#6 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Diplomat

Credits: Breath of Freedom, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, Anthrax War, Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me

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#34 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#63 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#18 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Physician Revolutionary

Credits: The Motorcycle Diaries, Che: Part One, Che: Part Two, Carnet de identidad

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#70 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Political scientist

Credits: Bhutto, 9/11 State of Emergency, Face the Nation, Miss Representation

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#43 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#16 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#49 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#3 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

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