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List of famous academics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top academics in the world? This includes the most prominent academics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable academics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic academics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned academics.

James Lipton and Peter Courtney are included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known academics to the lesser known academics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the academic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous academics ever?" and "What are the names of famous academics?" then you're in the right place. (182 items)
James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Academics
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James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. He is a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. ...more

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Academics
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Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century. She resides in the United Kingdom, where she is currently emeritus professor in English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick. Greer's ideas and her various views, not just those related to feminism, have created controversy ever since her book The Female Eunuch became an international best-seller in 1970, bringing her both adulation and opposition. She is the author of many other books including Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility; The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause; Shakespeare's Wife; and The Whole ...more

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Dennis Altman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Academics
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Dennis Patkin Altman is an Australian academic and pioneering gay rights activist. Altman was born in Sydney, New South Wales to Jewish immigrant parents, and spent most of his childhood in Hobart, Tasmania. In 1964 he won a Fulbright scholarship to Cornell University, where he met and began working with leading American gay activists. Returning to Australia in 1969, he taught politics at the University of Sydney, and in 1971, published his book Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation—considered an important intellectual contribution to the ideas that shaped gay liberation movements in the English-speaking world. Among his prophetic constructions were "the polymorphous whole" and his posing of ...more

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Edward Everett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Academics
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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

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

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