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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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#7 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#27 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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

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

#57 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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

#98 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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

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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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Beverley Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was appointed to the Privy Council. From 2005 to 2009, she served in the Government as the Minister of State for ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Cheshire, Eurasia, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom North West England, + more

Profession: Lecturer

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Peter Weller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, director and history lecturer. Weller has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, including turns as the title characters in blockbuster hit RoboCop and it's sequel RoboCop 2, and the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Musician, Lecturer, Actor Voice acting

Credits: RoboCop, Star Trek Into Darkness, Naked Lunch, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1

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#81 on If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Profession: Poet, Lecturer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Choreographer, + more

Credits: Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land, Cinema16: American Short Films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren Maya Deren, + more

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#43 on The Best Female Directors

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Profession: Novelist, Lecturer, Author, Writer

Credits: The Yellow Wallpaper

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#70 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#80 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#32 on The Best Ever Female Sci-Fi Authors

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