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

A list made up of people like 'Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni and Thomas Overbury.

While this isn't a list of all male courtiers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male courtiers?" and "Who are the best male courtiers?"
Walter Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Courtiers
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Sir Walter Raleigh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was born to a Protestant ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1552-1618)

Birthplace: Devon, United Kingdom

Profession: Courtier, Poet, Soldier, Sailor, Writer

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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of O... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Courtiers
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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favourite for a time, a sought-after patron of the arts, and noted by his contemporaries as a lyric poet and playwright, but his reckless ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1550-1604)

Birthplace: Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom

Profession: Courtier, Poet, Playwright

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Thomas Overbury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Courtiers
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Sir Thomas Overbury was an English poet and essayist, also known for being the victim of a murder which led to a scandalous trial. His poem A Wife, which depicted the virtues that a young man should demand of a woman, played a large role in the events that precipitated his murder. ...more

Age: Died at 32 (1581-1613)

Birthplace: Compton Scorpion

Profession: Courtier, Poet

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John Harington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Courtiers
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Sir John Harington, of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her "saucy Godson". But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and out of favour ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1561-1612)

Birthplace: Kelston, United Kingdom

Profession: Courtier, Inventor, Author

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