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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. (2457 items)
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the ...more

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Rupert Boneham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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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

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Teachers
Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of ...more

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Laura Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Drew Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Tony Danza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Joy Behar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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James Carville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Ludwig Wittgenstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Charles Durning is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Nhat Hanh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Aimee Garcia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Jeff Conaway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Teachers
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