Famous Male Detectives

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

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While this isn't a list of all male detectives, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male detectives?" and "Who are the best male detectives?"
Allan Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Detectives
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Allan J. Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish-American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1819-1884)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Edward Conlon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Detectives
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Edward W. Conlon (born 1965) is an author and former New York Police Department (NYPD) officer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Tom Horn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Detectives
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Thomas Horn Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American scout, cowboy, soldier, range detective, and Pinkerton agent in the 19th-century American Old West. Believed to have committed 17 killings as a hired gunman throughout the West, Horn was convicted in 1902 of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. Willie was the son of sheep rancher Kels Nickell, who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher Jim Miller. On the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While in jail he wrote his autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter, which was published posthumously in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 43 (1860-1903)

Birthplace: Missouri

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Detectives
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Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC, GColL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈniβɐɫ ɐ̃ˈtɔɲu kɐˈvaku ˈsiɫvɐ]; born 15 July 1939), is an economist who was the 19th President of Portugal, in office from 9 March 2006 to 9 March 2016. He had been previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 November 1985 to 28 October 1995. His 10-year tenure was the longest of any prime minister since António de Oliveira Salazar, and he was the first Portuguese prime minister to win an absolute parliamentary majority under the current constitutional system. He is best known for leading Portugal into the European Union. He won the 22 January 2006 presidential election and was re-elected on 23 January 2011 for a second ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Boliqueime, Portugal

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