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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, USA, New York

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Writer

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

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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, USA

Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Actor, Singer, Dancer

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

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#69 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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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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