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List of famous diplomats, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top diplomats in the world? This includes the most prominent diplomats, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable diplomats is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic diplomats 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 diplomats.

The list you're viewing contains people like John Quincy Adams and Hillary Clinton. Featuring great diplomats of history and the present, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known diplomats to the lesser known diplomats of today, these are some of the best professionals in the diplomat field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous diplomats ever?" and "What are the names of famous diplomats?" then you're in the right place. 

Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of ...more

Eleanor Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her ...more

Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, ...more

Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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, ...more

Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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 ...more

Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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. ...more

Che Guevara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
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 ...more

Condoleezza Rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Condoleezza "Condi" Rice is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the ...more

Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

Sidney Poitier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE, is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role ...more

Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Ralph Johnson Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. He was the first African American ...more

Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and ...more

Alan Keyes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Alan Lee Keyes is an American conservative political activist, author, former diplomat, and perennial candidate for public office. A doctoral graduate of Harvard University, Keyes began his ...more

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an ...more

Jon Huntsman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to ...more

Kofi Annan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients ...more

Anne Cox Chambers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Anne Beau Cox Chambers is an American media proprietor, who has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable ...more

Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model ...more

Bill Richardson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III is an American politician who was 30th Governor of New Mexico, from 2003 to 2011. He was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Energy Secretary ...more

Dag Hammarskjöld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until September 1961. At the ...more

Orlando Letelier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Marcos Orlando Letelier del Solar was a Chilean economist, Socialist politician and diplomat during the presidency of Socialist President Salvador Allende. As a refugee from the military ...more

Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of ...more

Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more

Folke Bernadotte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 ...more

George F. Kennan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Diplomats
George Frost Kennan was an American advisor, diplomat, and historian, known best as an advocate of a policy of containment of Soviet expansion at the end of WWII. He later reversed himself on ...more