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

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While this isn't a list of all male orators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male orators?" and "Who are the best male orators?"
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Edward Everett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Male Orators
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Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as its president. Everett was one of the great American orators of the antebellum and Civil War eras. He is often remembered today as the featured orator at the dedication ceremony of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in 1863, where he spoke for over two hours—immediately before President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous, two-minute Gettysburg Address. The son of a pastor, Everett ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1794-1865)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Boston, New England, United States of America, Dorchester, + more

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#49 on The Best Former US Secretaries of State of All Time

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George Herbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Male Orators
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George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal figure: enormously popular, deeply and broadly influential, and arguably the most skillful and important British devotional lyricist." Born into an artistic and wealthy family, Herbert received a good education that led to his admission in 1609 as a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, where Herbert excelled in languages, rhetoric and music. He went to university with the intention of becoming a priest, but when eventually he became the University's Public Orator he attracted the attention of King James I ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 40 (1593-1633)

Birthplace: Montgomery, United Kingdom

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#38 on The Best English Poets of All Time

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Dave Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Male Orators
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David Olson Ulrich is a university professor, author, speaker, management coach, and management consultant. Ulrich is a professor of business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and co-founder of The RBL Group. He has written numerous books covering topics in human resources and leadership. Ulrich is currently on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources, and is on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University. Dave Ulrich has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Ely, Nevada, United States of America

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Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Male Orators
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Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad was the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. He claimed to be the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Islamic century, the promised Messiah and Mahdi. His followers are known as Ahmadis. Ghulam Ahmad declared that Jesus had in fact survived crucifixion and migrated to Kashmir, where he died a natural death. He claimed to have been divinely appointed as the Messiah, in the likeness of Jesus. Ghulam Ahmad is regarded by many mainstream Muslims as a heretic, for claiming to be a non-law-bearing prophet after Muhammad, whom mainstream Muslims believe to be the final prophet sent to guide mankind. He traveled extensively across the Indian subcontinent preaching his religious ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 73 (1835-1908)

Birthplace: Qadian, India

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