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TRENDING List of Famous Farmers

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

The list you're viewing is made up of people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known farmers to the lesser known farmers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the farmer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous farmers ever?" and "What are the names of famous farmers?" then you're in the right place. 
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1732-1799)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories Westmoreland County, + more

Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer Farmer, + more

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#1 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

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#30 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Carter, raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a ...more

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Age: 92

Birthplace: Americus, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, Sumter County, Plains United States of America, + more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Novelist Author, + more

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#7 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories Albemarle County, + more

Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer Architect, + more

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#53 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#31 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#2 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#65 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Harry S. Truman is an author. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1884-1972)

Birthplace: United States of America, Lamar, United States, with Territories Missouri, + more

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Haberdasher, Farmer Writer

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

#18 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#6 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

#10 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American Republican politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Farmer

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#21 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1767-1845)

Birthplace: Waxhaws

Profession: Prosecutor, Politician, Judge, Soldier Farmer

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#12 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#82 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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

#19 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Oliver Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Born into the middle gentry, albeit to a family descended from the sister of Henry VIII's minister Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell was relatively obscure for the ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1599-1658)

Birthplace: Huntingdon, United Kingdom

Profession: Farmer

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#65 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#60 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#71 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Wilford Brimley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Anthony Wilford Brimley is an American actor. He has appeared in such films as The China Syndrome, Cocoon, The Thing, and The Firm. He had a recurring role on the 1970s television series The Waltons. Brimley has also done television commercials, including advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company ...more

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Age: 82

Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah

Profession: Wrangler, Blacksmith, Bodyguard, Actor Farmer, + more

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