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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Helen Keller and Ralph Nader.

From reputable, prominent, and well known lecturers to the lesser known lecturers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lecturer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lecturers ever?" and "What are the names of famous lecturers?" then you're in the right place. (328 items)
Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1835-1910)

Birthplace: Monroe County, Florida, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Profession: Humorist, Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer, Author, + more

Credits: Tom and Huck, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA

Profession: Pacifist, Lecturer, Author

Credits: The Miracle Worker, Deliverance, The Unconquered, Adventures from the Book of Virtues

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Nader came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of his ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New England, Connecticut, United States of America, United States, + more

Profession: Activist, Politician, Lecturer, Author, Actor, + more

Credits: Fun with Dick and Jane, An Unreasonable Man, Who Killed the Electric Car?, Overdrawn!

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Greg Graffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and only constant member of the noted Los Angeles band Bad Religion, which he co-founded in 1979. He also embarked on a solo ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: USA, Wisconsin, Racine

Profession: Record producer, Professor, Musician, Lecturer, Singer-songwriter, + more

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