List of Famous Educators

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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. (982 items)
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Educators is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Educators
Booker Taliaferro Washington (c. 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the ...more

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Robby Benson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Educators
Robby Benson (born Robin David Segal; January 21, 1956), is an American actor, singer, musician, director, producer, writer, composer and educator. He is best known as the voice of Beast in the ...more

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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Educators
Marcus Albert Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was an American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High ...more

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Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Marshall McLuhan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Adam Savage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Charles W. J. Withers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Angela Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Fred Rogers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Mary McLeod Bethune is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Educators
Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist best known for ...more
Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Educators
Roberta Bondar
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Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Samuel R. Delany is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Geoffrey Canada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Educators
Charles Gordone (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ...more
Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Pete Hamill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Educators
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William Morris Meredith ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Educators
William Morris Meredith Jr. (January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007) was an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980.
James Randi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Educators
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