Educators

An educator may refer to a person who is adequately skilled in the theory and practice of education that, he/she may be involved in the implementation of education to others. An educator may be a teacher, professor, an administrator of a university, college, school or any other kind of educational institution. A skilled practitioner of the profession of imparting knowledge is known as an educator. An educator may be specialized in a particular field of study some of them may include, accounting, agriculture, drama, economics, philosophy, linguistics, literature, dance and mathematics among many other specialized fields of study. A professional educator may work on his/her own and even own an educational institution. An educator plays a crucial and significant role in the life of students, training them academically and also shaping their lives, ensuring their emotional and psychological health and welfare. An educator may play a huge role in the lives of his/her students, acting as a mentor, guide, confidant and friend. An educator may also be a specialized teacher of spirituality or religion. Explore some of the most fascination lives of famous educators along by reading some of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
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Famous As: Confident, Ambitious
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 17, 1975

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second President of India and served from 1962 to 1967. He is regarded as one of India’s most eminent scholars and wrote extensively on Indian philosophy and religion. Lifelong he defended Hindu traditions and culture against criticism from the West. September 5, his birthday, is observed as Teachers Day in India, in his honour.

 2 Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev
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Famous As: Yoga Guru
Birthdate: September 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

The recipient of Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, Jaggi Vasudev is a mystic, yogi, and author.  His spiritual program called inner engineering is famous all over the world, particularly in the Western world. Popularly known as Sadhguru, Jaggi Vasudev's yoga programs, environmental initiatives, and educational and social initiatives have earned him celebrity status in India.

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 3 John Astin

John Astin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
John Astin is best known as Gomez Addams from the 1960s’ series The Addams Family. He was a known face in movies of the horror-comedy/parody genre, such as the Killer Tomatoes films. Some of his other notable films were West Side Story, Freaky Friday, and National Lampoon's European Vacation.

 4 Anita Hill

Anita Hill
13
Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 5 Karen Pence

Karen Pence
34
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 6 Martha McSally

Martha McSally
11
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 7 Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Stedman Graham is known to people as the partner of legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey. He owns the marketing firm S. Graham & Associates and has also authored many business and self-help books, taught at Full Sail University, and spoken at various events. He owns a non-profit, too.
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 8 Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal
11
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 9 John G. Trump

John G. Trump
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1985

 10 John Dewey

John Dewey
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 1, 1952

A staunch advocate of progressive education and liberalism, the American philosopher and psychologist was the founder of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. John Dewey’s famous writings included The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology and Human Nature and Conduct. According to him, passion for knowledge and intellectual curiosity were central to a teacher. He called himself a democratic socialist.

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 11 Ennis Cosby

Ennis Cosby
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: April 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 16, 1997

 12 Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 13 George P. Bush

George P. Bush
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 14 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, South African
Died: September 2, 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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 15 Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 16 Robby Benson

Robby Benson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Robby Benson is an American actor, filmmaker, composer, singer, and teacher. He gained popularity in the late-1970s when he established himself as a teen idol, appearing in films like Ice Castles and One on One. Apart from being an entertainer, Robby Benson is also a fundraiser and activist for heart research.

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 17 Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 18 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
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Famous As: Founder of Aligarh Muslim University
Birthdate: October 17, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 27, 1898
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was the founder of the Aligarh Muslim University. He is accredited as the father of Two-Nation Theory and is regarded as the originator of Muslim nationalism in India. A proponent of freedom of speech and democratic ideals, he propelled social and educational reforms.
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 19 William O. Douglas

William Orville Douglas
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Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 1980

 20 Sonya Curry

Sonya Curry
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Famous As: Dell Curry's Wife
Birthdate: May 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 21 Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 11, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German
Died: August 6, 1969

One of the most prominent intellectuals of the 20th century, Theodor Adorno was a pioneer of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and despised the culture industry. Born to a singer mother, the German sociologist grew up amid music and could even play Beethoven on the piano by 12.

 22 Tom Laughlin

Tom Laughlin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 12, 2013
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 23 Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson
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Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: February 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 24, 2013

 24 Tim Walz

Tim Walz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 25 Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain
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Famous As: Educator & War Hero
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: February 24, 1914

 26 Horace Mann

Horace Mann
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Famous As: Educator & Politician
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1859
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 27 Cass Sunstein

Cass Sunstein
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: September 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 28 Laura Spelman Rockefeller

Laura Spelman Rockefeller
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Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: September 9, 1839
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 12, 1915
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 29 Pamela Des Barres

Pamela Des Barres
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 30 Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: December 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 31 William S. Cohen

William S. Cohen
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 32 Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 9, 2003
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 33 Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 34 Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 18, 1955
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 35 Amy Chua

Amy Chua
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 36 Mahadevi Varma

Mahadevi Varma
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 11, 1987

 37 Apolinario Mabini

Apolinario Mabini
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Famous As: Revolutionary leader
Birthdate: July 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Filipino
Died: May 13, 1903

 38 Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 39 Jon Tester

Jon Tester
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 40 Zitkala-Sa

Zitkala-Sa
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: January 26, 1938

 41 Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 26, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Mexican

 42 Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: September 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 43 Mary Beard

Mary Beard
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: January 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 44 Adam Weishaupt

Adam Weishaupt
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 6, 1748
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: November 18, 1830
On a night in 1776, deep within a forest near Ingolstadt, German law professor Adam Weishaupt and four others formed a secret society known as the Illuminati, which was supposed to be a parallel to religion. Since then, many conspiracy theories have held the society responsible for unexplained global events. 

 45 Aleksandr Dugin

Aleksandr Dugin
0
Famous As: Analyst
Birthdate: January 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 46 Anna Silk

Anna Silk
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

 47 Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: October 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 48 Madan Mohan Malaviya

Madan Mohan Malaviya
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Famous As: Politician & Educationist
Birthdate: December 25, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 12, 1946

 49 Myles Munroe

Myles Munroe
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bahamian
Died: November 9, 2014

 50 Maulana Karenga

Maulana Karenga
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Famous As: American professor
Birthdate: July 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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