Diplomats

A person, who serves as a representative or an ambassador on behalf of the government of a particular country, may be referred to as a diplomat. A diplomat plays a crucial and significant role in maintaining healthy relations with other countries and their respective governments. Thus, a diplomat is a specifically skilled and trained person who has the skills and uses tact in dealing with sensitive and important matters that affects the political concerns of the world. Appointed by the government, a diplomat may be required to conduct and diplomatic talks with other countries and even many of the established international organizations. A diplomat is responsible for maintain peaceful and friendly relations with other countries, he may be required to represent the interests of his nation and promote his nation in a positive light to the world. They work in collaboration with the foreign ministers of a nation and play a role in the foreign policy formulation. A diplomat is thus one of the most significant representatives of a country and advocate and negotiate foreign policy related issues. Dig out more about some of most famous diplomats around the world, with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Eleanor Roosevelt

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Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 1962

Feminist and civil rights icon Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the longest-serving U.S First Lady. She was a prominent human rights activist, wrote columns, and hosted a radio show. She was named to Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century in 1999.

 2 Condoleezza Rice

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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The 66th United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made history in 2005 when she became the first female black Secretary of State. She is also the first female to serve as National Security Advisor, a position which she served from 2001 to 2005. One of the most powerful women in the world at one point of time, she has been depicted in Hollywood films.

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 3 Susan Rice

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Famous As: Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Birthdate: November 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Susan Rice has been the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and the national security advisor. She was chosen by Joe Biden as the director of the Domestic Policy Council. Rice was supposed to become the secretary of state, replacing Hillary Clinton in 2013, but withdrew due to the Benghazi attack.

 4 Caroline Kennedy

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Caroline Kennedy is an American author, diplomat, and attorney. The only surviving child of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Caroline served as the US Ambassador to Japan between 2013 and 2017. A prolific author who writes about civil liberties, Caroline Kennedy has also served as a spokesperson for the Kennedy family's legacy.

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 5 Fran Drescher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 6 Sidney Poitier

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Birthdate: February 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Bahamian, American

Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian-American actor who became the first Afro-Bahamian and Black male actor to receive an Oscar for Best Actor in 1964. In 2009, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His life and work inspired a couple of documentary films, including the 2008 film Sidney Poitier, an Outsider in Hollywood.

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 7 Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli
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Famous As: Political Philosopher
Birthdate: May 3, 1469
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 21, 1527
Italian Renaissance philosopher, diplomat, and author Niccolò Machiavelli is remembered for his work The Prince. He believed that the end or the intention behind any action justifies the action. He gave rise to the term Machiavellianism, which signifies the use of deceit and treachery to achieve one’s goals. 
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 8 Geoffrey Howe

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Famous As: Jurist, Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: December 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: October 9, 2015
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 9 Madeleine Albright

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Famous As: Politician & Diplomat
Birthdate: May 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Madeleine Albright served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, under Bill Clinton, and was the first woman to hold the post. The Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee has also chaired the Albright Stonebridge Group and teaches at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

 10 T. E. Lawrence

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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: August 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: May 19, 1935
T. E. Lawrence was a British army officer who participated in the Arab Revolt, against the Ottoman regime, during World War I. Nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia, he inspired a movie of the same name. His treatise of his war experiences was published as Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his best-known work.
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 11 Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 12 Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln
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Famous As: Politician, Son of Abraham Lincoln
Birthdate: August 1, 1843
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: July 26, 1926

Lawyer Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, served as the U.S. Secretary of War from 1881 to 1885 and as the U.S. minister to the U.K. from 1889 to 1893. He had served in the Civil War, too, and had also been the president of the Pullman Car Company

 13 Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor
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Famous As: Writer, Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: March 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 14 Deborah Birx

Deborah Birx
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: April 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 15 Gary Hart

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Valerie Jarrett served as the senior advisor to former president Barack Obama and the director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2009 to 2017. She had previously served Mayor Richard Daley as his deputy chief of staff and had hired Michelle Obama, then-fiancée of Obama.
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 17 Adlai Stevenson II

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Birthdate: February 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 14, 1965
Adlai Stevenson II served as the Illinois governor from 1949 to 1953. He contested as the Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and 1956 but was defeated by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower both the times. Stevenson II also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 to 1965.

 18 Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon
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Famous As: Eighth Secretary-General of UN
Birthdate: June 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: South Korean
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 19 Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: August 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 20 Samantha Power

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 21 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Famous As: Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nigerian

 22 António Guterres

António Guterres
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Famous As: 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations
Birthdate: April 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Portuguese
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 23 John Jay

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Famous As: First Chief Justice of the United States
Birthdate: December 12, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 17, 1829

 24 Kofi Annan

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Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ghanaian
Died: August 18, 2018

Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. During his stint with the UN, he launched the UN Global Compact and worked to combat HIV/AIDS. 

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 25 Zbigniew Brzezinski

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Famous As: Former Diplomat, Political Scientist
Birthdate: March 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: May 26, 2017

 26 Christine Lagarde

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Famous As: Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician, Synchronized swimmer, Banker
Birthdate: January 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
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 27 Joachim von Ribbentrop

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Famous As: Nazi Minister
Birthdate: April 30, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
Died: October 16, 1946

 28 Winston Peters

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Famous As: Rugby union player, Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: New Zealander
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 29 Kevin Rudd

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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

 30 Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 31 Sargent Shriver

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: January 18, 2011

 32 Washington Irving

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Famous As: Author, Historian, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 28, 1859
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 33 Franz von Papen

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Famous As: Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: October 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German
Died: May 2, 1969

 34 Mark Wallace

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Famous As: CEOs
Birthdate: December 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 35 Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig
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Famous As: Former United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 2010

 36 Jean Kennedy Smith

Jean Kennedy Smith
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: February 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 37 Alexander Vindman

Alexander Vindman
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: June 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Ukrainian, American

 38 Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville
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Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: April 16, 1859

 39 Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell
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Famous As: 19th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 40 Jon Huntsman Jr.

Jon Huntsman Jr.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 41 Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 26, 2003

 42 Saeb Erekat

Saeb Erekat
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Palestinian
Died: November 10, 2020

 43 Jean Chrétien

Jean Chretien
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

 44 Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld
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Famous As: Second Secretary-General of the United Nations
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: September 18, 1961

 45 K. R. Narayanan

K. R. Narayanan
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Famous As: President of India
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 9, 2005

 46 Allen Dulles

Allen Dulles
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Famous As: Former Diplomat & Head of CIA
Birthdate: April 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 29, 1969

 47 J. Christopher Stevens

J. Christopher Stevens
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 11, 2012

 48 Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 49 John Eisenhower

John Eisenhower
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Famous As: Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer, Biographer
Birthdate: August 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 21, 2013

 50 John Gavin

John Gavin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 9, 2018
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