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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 ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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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, ...more

Age: 93

Birthplace: F├╝rth, Germany

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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, ...more

Age: 80

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)

Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

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