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

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While this isn't a list of all male translators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male translators?" and "Who are the best male translators?"
Nostradamus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Translators
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Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events. Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations or else are so tenuous as to render ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1503-1566)

Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

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#37 on Famous Supernatural Writers

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Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Translators
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John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, he eventually became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best known novel. In 1971 it was adapted into a highly controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers, regarded by most critics as his ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: Harpurhey, United Kingdom

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#84 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#23 on The Best Catholic Authors

#25 on The Most Unbearably Pretentious Authors In Literary History

#64 on The Best Historical Fiction Writers of All Time

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Whittaker Chambers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Translators
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Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers, was an American writer and editor. After his early years as a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he renounced communism, became an outspoken opponent, and testified at Alger Hiss's perjury and espionage trial. He described both events in his book Witness, published in 1952. ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1901-1961)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Translators
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Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour. Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career. Beckett was awarded ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1906-1989)

Birthplace: Foxrock, Republic of Ireland

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#86 on The Best Writers of All Time

#6 on The Best Irish Authors

#4 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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