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

List ranges from Bill Cosby to Marshall McLuhan, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known educators to the lesser known educators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the educator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous educators ever?" and "What are the names of famous educators?" then you're in the right place. (984 items)
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Educators
William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more
Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Educators
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until ...more
Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Educators
Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer.
will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Educators
William Adams (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced "Will I am"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, voice actor and ...more
Nina Hartley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Educators
Nina Hartley is an American film actress, film director, and author.
Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Educators
Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the ...more
Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Educators
William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical ...more
Robby Benson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Educators
Robby Benson is an American film and television actor, television director, educator and singer.
Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Educators
Marcus Aurelius Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, ...more
Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Educators
Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational ...more
Marshall McLuhan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Educators
Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as ...more
Adam Savage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Educators
Adam Whitney Savage is an American industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality, known as one of two co-hosts of the Discovery Channel ...more
Charles W. J. Withers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Educators
Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA, FRSE, FAcSS is professor of historical geography at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Educators
Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, ...more
Fred Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Educators
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928-February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was known as the creator, ...more
Mary McLeod Bethune is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Educators
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, was an American educator and life rights leader best known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. She attracted ...more
Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Educators
Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant ...more
Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Educators
Ian Campbell Bradley is a British academic, author, theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. At the University of St Andrews, he is Reader in Practical Theology and ...more
Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Educators
Samuel Ray Delany, Jr., Chip Delany to his friends, is an American author, professor and literary critic. His work includes fiction, memoir, criticism, and essays on sexuality and society. His ...more
Geoffrey Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Educators
Geoffrey Canada is an American educator, social activist and author. Since 1990, Canada has been president of the Harlem Children's Zone in Harlem, New York, an organization that states its goal ...more
Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Educators
Charles Gordone was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he devoted much of his professional ...more
Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Educators
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, ...more
Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Educators
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing ...more
Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Educators
Pete Hamill is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator. Widely traveled and having written on a broad range of topics, he is perhaps best known for his career as a New ...more
William Morris Meredith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Educators
William Morris Meredith, Jr. was an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980.