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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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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Bill Clinton 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 ...more

Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Mahatma Gandhi 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 ...more

Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Winston Churchill 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 ...more

Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Abraham Lincoln 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 ...more

Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Al Gore Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more

Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more

Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the ...more

Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more

Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Jimmy Carter 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 ...more

Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Thomas Jefferson 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 ...more

Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Henry Kissinger Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents ...more

Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Colin Powell Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Ted Kennedy Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was ...more

Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of ...more

John McCain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
John McCain John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father ...more

David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
David Rockefeller David Rockefeller is an American banker and philanthropist who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He is the oldest living member of the Rockefeller family and ...more

Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Tony Blair Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

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Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Dante Alighieri Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante, was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is ...more

Josip Broz Tito is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz Tito was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as ...more

Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

Frederick Douglass is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining ...more

Cicero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian ...more

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Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Hirohito Emperor Shōwa was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on January 7, 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by ...more

William Jennings Bryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
William Jennings Bryan William Jennings Bryan was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States. He served two terms as ...more

Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes ...more

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. His surname, ...more

Huey Long is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Huey Long Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 ...more

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Edmund Burke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Edmund Burke Edmund Burke PC was an Irish statesman born in Dublin; author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great ...more

Henry Clay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Henry Clay Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as ...more

Ante Pavelić is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Ante Pavelić Ante Pavelić was a Croatian fascist leader and politician who led the Ustaše movement and who during World War II was the dictator of Independent State of Croatia, a puppet state of Fascist ...more

Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Robert Byrd Robert Carlyle Byrd was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to ...more

Peter the Great is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Peter the Great Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. Through a ...more

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C. Rajagopalachari is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
C. Rajagopalachari Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, informally called Rajaji or C.R., was an Indian lawyer, independence activist, politician, writer and statesman. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of ...more

Robert Gates is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Robert Gates Robert Michael Gates is an American statesman, scholar and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates served for 26 years in the ...more

Fidel V. Ramos is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Fidel V. Ramos Fidel Valdez Ramos AFP PLH GCMG, popularly known as FVR and Eddie, was the 12th President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. During his six years in office, Ramos was widely credited and ...more

Alcibiades is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Alcibiades Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, from the deme of Scambonidae, was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general. He was the last famous member of his mother's aristocratic family, the ...more

Richard Brinsley Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for ...more

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William Ewart Gladstone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
William Ewart Gladstone William Ewart Gladstone, was a British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as ...more

Georges Clémenceau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Georges Clémenceau Georges Benjamin Clemenceau was a French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic. ...more

Manmohan Singh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Manmohan Singh Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist who served as the 14th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The first Sikh in office, Singh was the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be ...more

Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Daniel Webster Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made ...more

Cardinal Richelieu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Cardinal Richelieu Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. ...more

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Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, QC, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of ...more

Tomáš Masaryk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Tomáš Masaryk Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, was a Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence ...more

Otto von Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Otto von Bismarck Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. ...more

Eleftherios Venizelos is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Eleftherios Venizelos Eleftherios Venizelos was an eminent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of ...more

John C. Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
John C. Calhoun John Caldwell Calhoun was a leading American politician and political theorist during the first half of the 19th century. Hailing from South Carolina, Calhoun began his political career as a ...more

Muhammad Ali Jinnah is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Muhammad Ali Jinnah Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Gujarati: મુહમ્મદ અલી જિન્ના}}, Urdu: محمد علی جناح‎ was a lawyer, politician, and the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 ...more

Willy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Willy Brandt Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987 and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was ...more

Ramón González Valencia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
Ramón González Valencia Ramón González Valencia was a Colombian conservative, military officer and statesman. He participated in the civil wars of 1876, Colombian Civil War of 1895, and the Thousand Days