Famous Diplomats - List of Famous 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.

The Most Famous Diplomats

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Gertrude BellJuly 14, 1868BritishGertrude Bell was an English writer and diplomat, who was highly influential in helping the British Empire exert its dominance in the Middle East
Sidney PoitierFebruary 20, 1927AmericanSidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat who was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor
Niccolò MachiavelliMay 3, 1469ItalianNiccolo Machiavelli was an Italian politician, historian and philosopher who is widely known as a founder of modern political science.
Madeleine AlbrightMay 15, 1937AmericanMadeleine Albright is an American politician and a former United States Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations
Stephen LewisNovember 11, 1937CanadianStephen Lewis is a Canadian politician, broadcaster, diplomat and professor
Nizar QabbaniMarch 21, 1923SyrianNizar Qabbani was a poet, and is one among the most honoured men in the Arab Literary world
Henry KissingerMay 27, 1923AmericanHenry Kissinger is a former American Secretary of State who played a key role in ending the Vietnam War
K. R. NarayananOctober 27, 1920IndianK.R
Allen DullesApril 7, 1893AmericanAllan Dulles was an America lawyer and diplomat who later became the head of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Caroline KennedyNovember 27, 1957AmericanCaroline Kennedy is an American attorney, writer, editor, and diplomat
Jean Chrétien

Jean Chrétien

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien is a Canadian lawyer, politician and a former Prime Minister of Canada

CanadianJanuary 11, 1934111 views

T. E. Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as TE Shaw, was a British archeologist, scholar, writer, military officer, strategist, and diplomat

BritishAugust 16, 1888135 views

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian statesman, diplomat, scholar and a lawyer, who served the ‘United Nations’ as its 6th Secretary-General

EgyptianNovember 14, 1922138 views

U Thant

U Thant was a Burmese diplomat who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations

BurmeseJanuary 22, 1909202 views

Kurt Waldheim

Kurt Josef Waldheim was an Austrian politician and diplomat, who served as Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of Austria

AustrianDecember 21, 1918110 views

Trygve Lie

Trygve Lie was a Norwegian politician who holds the distinction of becoming the first Secretary-General of the United Nations

NorwegianJuly 16, 1896144 views

Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician and former President of Finland

FinnsJune 23, 1937144 views

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian lawyer and diplomat who served as the Director General of the IAEA and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005

EgyptianJune 17, 1942122 views

Alfonso García Robles

Alfonso García Robles was a Mexican diplomat who was the driving force behind the Treaty of Tlatelolco

MexicanMarch 20, 1911115 views

Carlos Saavedra Lamas

Carlos Saavedra Lamas was an Argentine politician, diplomat, labour rights legislator, international law expert and the first Latin American Nobel Peace Prize recipient