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

List features people like William Wallace, Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset and more!

From reputable, prominent, and well known landholders to the lesser known landholders of today, these are some of the best professionals in the landholder field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous landholders ever?" and "What are the names of famous landholders?" then you're in the right place. (25 items)
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Landholders
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Sir William Wallace was a Scottish landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1270-1305)

Birthplace: Elderslie, United Kingdom

Profession: Landholder

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Thomas Patrick Gilbert Cholmondeley, styled The Honourable from 1979, is a Kenyan farmer of British ancestry. He is the great-grandson of the Lord Delamere, one of the first and most influential British settlers in Kenya. He is inline to become the next 6th Baron Delamere. In April 2005, he shot a ...more

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Profession: Businessperson, Farmer, Landholder

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Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of D... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Landholders
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Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, KB, KG, PC was an English peer, courtier, soldier and landowner. ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1477-1530)

Profession: Courtier, Soldier, Landholder

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Michele Greco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Landholders
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Michele Greco


Michele Greco was a member of the Sicilian Mafia, previously incarcerated for multiple murders. His nickname was "il Papa" because of his ability to mediate between different Mafia families. Greco was the head of the Sicilian Mafia Commission. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1924-2008)

Birthplace: Ciaculli, Italy

Profession: Landholder

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Thomas Barbour was a prominent landowner and member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Barbour was the father of James Barbour and Philip Pendleton Barbour. Thomas Barbour was born in 1735 in Orange County, Virginia. Barbour married Mary Pendleton Thomas, a first cousin of Edmund Pendleton, in ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1735-1825)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Landholder

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John George Adair, sometimes known as Jack Adair, was an Ulster Scot businessman and landowner, who provided the seed capital for the large JA Ranch in the Palo Duro Canyon of the Texas Panhandle, a region of Texas. In its peak year in 1883, the ranch encompassed 1,335,000 acres in portions of six ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1823-1885)

Birthplace: County Laois, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Businessperson, Landholder

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Charles Anthony Palmer-Tomkinson is an English landowner, a former Olympic skier, and a close friend of Prince Charles. ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Landholder

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Timothy Dwight Hobart


Timothy Dwight Hobart, known as T. D. Hobart, was a Vermont-born businessman, landowner, surveyor, and civic leader in the Texas Panhandle. He lived primarily in Pampa, Texas, subsequently the county seat of Gray County, which he had helped to establish in 1902. He was elected without opposition as ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1855-1935)

Birthplace: Berlin, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Landholder

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