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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Helen Keller and Ralph Nader.

From reputable, prominent, and well known lecturers to the lesser known lecturers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lecturer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lecturers ever?" and "What are the names of famous lecturers?" then you're in the right place. (328 items)
Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "the Great American Novel". Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia ...more

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Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by ...more

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Nader came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers in general, and most famously the first-generation Chevrolet Corvair. In 1999, a New York University panel of journalists ranked Unsafe at Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century. Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a ...more

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Greg Graffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
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Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and only constant member of the noted Los Angeles band Bad Religion, which he co-founded in 1979. He also embarked on a solo career in 1997, when he released the album American Lesion. His follow-up album, Cold as the Clay was released nine years later. Graffin obtained his Ph.D. at Cornell University and has lectured courses in life sciences and paleontology at the University of California, Los Angeles and evolution at Cornell University. ...more

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