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

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From reputable, prominent, and well known teachers to the lesser known teachers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the teacher field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous teachers ever?" and "What are the names of famous teachers?" then you're in the right place. (2460 items)
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Teachers
James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and ...more
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the ...more
Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the ...more
Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Rupert Boneham is an American mentor for troubled teens, who became known to reality television audiences in 2003 as a contestant on Survivor: Pearl Islands where he placed 8th. He later ...more
Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following Pope John Paul II ...more
Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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
Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead ...more
Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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
Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is an American educator who was First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her husband, George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2009. She ...more
Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...more
Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in ...more
Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Gabriel James Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's ...more
Drew Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Teachers
David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show ...more
Tony Danza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Tony Danza is an American actor known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the ...more
Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Joy Behar is an American comedian, writer, actress and was a co-host on the ABC talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and Joy Behar: Say Anything! on Current ...more
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive ...more
Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President. Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, ...more
James Carville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Chester James Carville, Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the ...more
Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From ...more
Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included the Oscar-winning The Sting and Dog Day ...more
Nhat Hanh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, ...more
Aimee Garcia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Amy Garcia is a screenwriter.
Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Jeffrey Charles William Michael "Jeff" Conaway was an American actor known for his roles in the movie Grease and two US television series Taxi and Babylon 5. Conaway was also featured ...more
Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more