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

The list you're viewing contains people like Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Featuring American statesmen, famous statesman politicians, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known statesmen to the lesser known statesmen of today, these are some of the best professionals in the statesman field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ever?" and "What are the names of famous statesmen?" then you're in the right place.
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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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: 69

Birthplace: Hope, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area, Arkansas, Hempstead County United States of America, + more

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

#41 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#7 on The Best Two-Term U.S. Presidents

#82 on Wait, These Famous Names Aren't Their Real Ones?!

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1869-1948)

Birthplace: Porbandar, India

Profession: Politician, Writer, Philosopher, Lawyer

Credits: Mahatma Gandhi Talks, Satyagraha, Satyakam, Mera Gaon Mera Desh

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#29 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#23 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on Freedom Fighters of India

#90 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)

Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist Orator, + more

Credits: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#30 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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

#7 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1809-1865)

Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, USA

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Credits: The Perfect Tribute, Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary, A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

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#78 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#46 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#34 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#13 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate, Author Actor, + more

Credits: An Inconvenient Truth, Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash, A Terrifying Message from Al Gore, TED: The Future We Will Create

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#90 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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

#10 on The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

#40 on The Best Secret Service Code Names

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1918-2013)

Birthplace: Mvezo, South Africa

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Peace activist, Philanthropist Social activist, + more

Credits: Mandela's Fight for Freedom, Sing Your Song, Live 8, Mandela

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#62 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#88 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#93 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#22 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Grantham, United Kingdom

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Chemist, Barrister Scientist, + more

Credits: Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher, The Gulf War, Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape Ban the Sadist Videos!

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#52 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#6 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#69 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#1 on The Best Political Nicknames

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat Musician, + more

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#74 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#40 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#1 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#51 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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