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List of famous male academics, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male academics list contains the most prominent and top males known for being academics. There are thousand of males working as academics in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic academics have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a academic then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male academics, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male academics?" and "Who are the best male academics?"
James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Academics
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James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. He is a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. ...more

Age: 91

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Dennis Altman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Academics
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Dennis Patkin Altman is an Australian academic and pioneering gay rights activist. Altman was born in Sydney, New South Wales to Jewish immigrant parents, and spent most of his childhood in Hobart, Tasmania. In 1964 he won a Fulbright scholarship to Cornell University, where he met and began working with leading American gay activists. Returning to Australia in 1969, he taught politics at the University of Sydney, and in 1971, published his book Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation—considered an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. Among his prophetic constructions were "the polymorphous whole" and his posing of ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Edward Everett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Academics
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Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president. Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours—immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address. The son of a pastor, Everett ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1794-1865)

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Peter Courtney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Academics
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Peter Courtney is a Democratic member of the Oregon Senate, representing the 11th District since 1998. He is currently President of the Senate, serving since 2003. He was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives in 1981, 1983, and from 1989 through 1998. An American attorney, he teaches at Western Oregon University. ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

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