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

People include everyone from Johan Ferrier to Ruslan Sviridov.

While this isn't a list of all male teachers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male teachers?" and "Who are the best male teachers?"
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Teachers
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Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

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Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Teachers
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Rupert Boneham is an American mentor for troubled teens, who became known to reality television audiences in 2003 as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands where he placed 8th. He later appeared on the All Stars, Heroes vs. Villains, and Blood vs. Water seasons of Survivor, placing 4th, 6th, and 20th respectively. He was ultimately a fan favorite among Survivor viewers, who voted him the million dollar winner on Survivor: America's Tribal Council, a special episode of Survivor: All-Stars. The prize was awarded after a nationwide popular vote in which Boneham received 85% of the votes cast. Boneham was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for governor of Indiana, losing to Republican Mike Pence. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Teachers
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Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following the death of Pope John Paul II and was inaugurated on 24 April 2005. Ordained as a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, Ratzinger established himself as a highly regarded university theologian by the late 1950s and was appointed a full professor in 1958. After a long career as an academic, serving as a professor of theology at several German universities he was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, an unusual promotion for someone with little pastoral experience. In 1981, he ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 90

Birthplace: Marktl, Germany

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Teachers
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia, and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France and later the first United States Secretary of State serving under President George Washington. In opposition to Alexander Hamilton's Federalism, Jefferson and his close friend, James ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Albemarle County, + more

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