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

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From reputable, prominent, and well known professors to the lesser known professors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professors ever?" and "What are the names of famous professors?" then you're in the right place. (2084 items)
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professors
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Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Professors
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher

Credits: Fire in the Blood, The Final Days, The Last Party, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professors
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Professors
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Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf, ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1847-1922)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur, Professor, Inventor, + more

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