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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 Pinkerton 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 is an author and former New York Police Department 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 "Tom" Horn, Jr. was an American Old West scout, who carried out varied roles as hired gunman, Pinkerton, range detective, cowboy, and soldier. Believed to have committed 17 murders as a hired gunman in the West, in 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. The boy 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. Numerous editions have been ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 43 (1860-1903)

Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America

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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, is the 19th and current President of Portugal. He won the Portuguese presidential election on 22 January 2006 and was re-elected on 23 January 2011, for a second five-year term. Cavaco Silva was sworn in on 9 March 2006. He was previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 November 1985 to 28 October 1995. His tenure of ten years was the longest of any Prime Minister since Salazar, and he was the first Portuguese Prime Minister to have won an absolute parliamentary majority under the current constitutional system. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Boliqueime, Portugal

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