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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
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
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
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 was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his life was taken in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States and its greatest moral, constitutional ...more
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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 "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 Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more
David Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
David Rockefeller (June 12, 1915 – March 20, 2017) was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of third generation ...more
Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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
Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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 was a Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, serving in various roles from 1943 until 1980. During WWII he was the leader of the Partisans, often regarded as the most effective ...more
Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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 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
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
Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Statesmen
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 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 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