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

This is a list that features people like Karl Heinrich von Hoym and Maurice Halperin.

While this isn't a list of all male diplomats, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male diplomats?" and "Who are the best male diplomats?"
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Diplomats
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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 Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university. Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Diplomats
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Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating the never actualised ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize. Le Duc Tho, with whom Kissinger shared the prize, refused it, and two members of the Nobel judging committee resigned in protest. After his term, his opinion has still been sought by many subsequent U.S. presidents and other world leaders. A proponent of Realpolitik, Kissinger played a prominent role in United States foreign policy between 1969 and 1977. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 94

Birthplace: Germany, Fürth

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Diplomats
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Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive African American office-holders to hold the key administration position ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

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Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Diplomats
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was radicalized by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed. His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms under President Jacobo Árbenz, whose eventual ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

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