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

The list you're viewing is made up of people like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known farmers to the lesser known farmers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the farmer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous farmers ever?" and "What are the names of famous farmers?" then you're in the right place. 
George Washington is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1732-1799)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Westmoreland County, + more

Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Farmer, + more

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#1 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

#2 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#13 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#31 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Carter, raised in rural Georgia, was a peanut farmer who served two terms as a ...more

Age: 92

Birthplace: Americus, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, Sumter County, Plains, United States of America, + more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Novelist, Author, + more

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#7 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#5 on The Best One-Term U.S. Presidents

#4 on Guests You Hope to See on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

#54 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more

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#41 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#3 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#66 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#2 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Farmers
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Harry S. Truman is an author. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1884-1972)

Birthplace: Lamar, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Haberdasher, Farmer, Writer

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#28 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#18 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#6 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

#7 on The Best Political Nicknames

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