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

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From reputable, prominent, and well known statesmen to the lesser known statesmen of today, these are some of the best professionals in the statesman field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ever?" and "What are the names of famous statesmen?" then you're in the right place.
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ideologically Clinton was a New Democrat, and many of his policies reflected a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to ...more

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma —applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa,—is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu in India. Born and raised in a Hindu merchant caste family in coastal Gujarat, western India, and trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, Gandhi first employed nonviolent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, ...more

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, ...more

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, where he served from 1834 to 1846. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846, ...more

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