HyperDic: statesman

English > 1 sense of the word statesman:
NOUNperson statesman, solon, national leadera man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
statesman > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > statesman: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs.
Synonymssolon, national leader
InstancesAcheson, Dean Acheson, Dean Gooderham AchesonUnited States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)
Adenauer, Konrad AdenauerGerman statesman
Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaRoman general who commanded the fleet that defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (63-12 BC)
Alcibiadesancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Arafat, Yasser ArafatPalestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)
Ataturk, Kemal Ataturk, Kemal Pasha, Mustafa KemalTurkish statesman who abolished the caliphate / caliphate and founded Turkey as a modern secular state (1881-1938)
Attlee, Clement Attlee, Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl AttleeBritish statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)
Augustus, Gaius Octavianus, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, OctavianRoman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC
Bacon, Francis Bacon, Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Baron Verulam, Viscount St. AlbansEnglish statesman and philosopher
Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of BewdleyEnglish statesman
Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of BalfourEnglish statesman
Baruch, Bernard Baruch, Bernard Mannes BaruchEconomic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)
Begin, Menachem BeginIsraeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
Ben Gurion, David Ben Gurion, David GrunIsraeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II
Bevin, Ernest BevinBritish labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951)
Bismarck, von Bismarck, Otto von Bismarck, Prince Otto von Bismarck, Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, Iron ChancellorGerman statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
Blair, Tony Blair, Anthony Charles Lynton BlairBritish statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus BoethiusA Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason
Bolivar, Simon Bolivar, El LibertadorVenezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule
Brandt, Willy BrandtGerman statesman who as chancellor of West Germany worked to reduce tensions with eastern Europe (1913-1992)
Brezhnev, Leonid Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich BrezhnevSoviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)
Brutus, Marcus Junius Brutusstatesman of ancient Rome who (with Cassius) led a conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar (85-42 BC)
Burke, Edmund BurkeBritish statesman famous for his oratory
Caesar, Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesarconqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinusprime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Arthur Neville ChamberlainBritish statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte de ChateaubriandFrench statesman and writer
Chesterfield, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhopesuave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)
Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Chung-chengChinese military and political figure
Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser ChurchillBritish statesman and leader during World War II
Cicero, Marcus Tullius Cicero, TullyA Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius CincinnatusRoman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue
Clemenceau, Georges Clemenceau, Georges Eugene Benjamin ClemenceauFrench statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles (1841-1929)
Clive, Robert Clive, Baron Clive, Baron Clive of PlasseyBritish general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
Cosimo de Medici, Cosimo the ElderItalian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)
Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell, IronsidesEnglish general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
Davis, Jefferson DavisAmerican statesman
Dayan, Moshe DayanIsraeli general and statesman (1915-1981)
DemosthenesAthenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
Deng Xiaoping, Teng Hsiao-ping, Teng HsiaopingChinese communist statesman (1904-1997)
Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli, First Earl of BeaconsfieldBritish statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)
Flaminius, Gaius FlaminiusRoman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way
Fox, Charles James FoxEnglish statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Indira Nehru Gandhi, Mrs. Gandhidaughter of Nehru who served as prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 (1917-1984)
Gladstone, William Gladstone, William Ewart Gladstoneliberal British statesman who served as prime minister four times (1809-1898)
Gorbachev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich GorbachevSoviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
Grey, Charles Grey, Second Earl GreyEnglishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845)
Haldane, Richard Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldane, First Viscount Haldane of CloanScottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)
Hamilton, Alexander HamiltonUnited States statesman and leader of the Federalists
Havel, Vaclav HavelCzech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
Hindenburg, Paul von Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von HindenburgGerman field marshal and statesman
Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Tat ThanhVietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II and the French until 1954 and South Vietnam until 1975 (1890-1969)
Jinnah, Muhammad Ali JinnahIndian statesman who was the founder of Pakistan as a Muslim state (1876-1948)
Kalinin, Mikhail Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich Kalininsoviet statesman and head of state of the USSR (1875-1946)
Kaunda, Kenneth Kaunda, Kenneth David Kaundastatesman who led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia in 1964 and served as Zambia's first president (1924-1999)
Kenyata, Jomo KenyataKenyan statesman and the first president of independent Kenya (1893-1978)
Kerensky, Aleksandr Feodorovich KerenskyRussian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)
Khama, Sir Seretse KhamaBotswanan statesman who was the first president of Botswana (1921-1980)
Khrushchev, Nikita Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich KhrushchevSoviet statesman and premier who denounced / denounced Stalin (1894-1971)
Konoe, Fumimaro Konoe, Prince Fumimaro Konoe, Konoye, Fumimaro Konoye, Prince Fumimaro KonoyeJapanese statesman who set Japan's expansionist policies and formed an alliance with Germany and Italy (1891-1945)
Kruger, Oom Paul Kruger, Stephanus Johannes Paulus KrugerBoer statesman (1825-1904)
Lorenzo de'Medici, Lorenzo the MagnificentItalian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492)
Machiavelli, Niccolo MachiavelliA statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
Major, John Major, John R. Major, John Roy MajorBritish statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla MandelaSouth African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
Marshall, George Marshall, George Catlett MarshallUnited States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
Meir, Golda MeirIsraeli statesman (born in Russia) (1898-1978)
Metternich, Klemens Metternich, Prince Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar von MetternichAustrian statesman (1773-1859)
Mitterrand, Francois Mitterrand, Francois Maurice Marie MitterrandFrench statesman and president of France from 1981 to 1985 (1916-1996)
Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich MolotovSoviet statesman (1890-1986)
More, Thomas More, Sir Thomas MoreEnglish statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded
Morris, Gouverneur MorrisUnited States statesman who led the committee that produced the final / final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
Mubarak, Hosni MubarakEgyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
Nansen, Fridtjof NansenNorwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
Nasser, Gamal Abdel NasserEgyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1970)
Nehru, Jawaharlal NehruIndian statesman and leader with Gandhi in the struggle / struggle for home rule
North, Frederick North, Second Earl of GuilfordBritish statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792)
Ortega, Daniel Ortega, Daniel Ortega SaavedraNicaraguan statesman (born in 1945)
Paderewski, Ignace Paderewski, Ignace Jan PaderewskiPolish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
PericlesAthenian statesman whose leadership contributed to Athens' political and cultural / cultural supremacy in Greece
Pitt, William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham, Pitt the ElderEnglish statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
Pitt, William Pitt, Second Earl of Chatham, Pitt the YoungerEnglish statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
Pompey, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Pompey the GreatRoman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
Powell, Colin Powell, Colin luther PowellUnited States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff
Putin, Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich PutinRussian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000
Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanIndian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
Richelieu, Duc de Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal RichelieuFrench prelate and statesman
Rockingham, Second Marquis of Rockingham, Charles Watson-WentworthEnglish statesman who served as prime minister and who opposed the war with the American colonies (1730-1782)
Sadat, Anwar Sadat, Anwar el-SadatEgyptian statesman who (as president of Egypt) negotiated a peace treaty with Menachem Begin (then prime minister of Israel) (1918-1981)
Schmidt, Helmut Schmidt, Helmut Heinrich Waldemar SchmidtGerman statesman who served as chancellor of Germany (born in 1918)
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus SenecaRoman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero
Smith, Ian Smith, Ian Douglas SmithRhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
Smuts, Jan Christian SmutsSouth African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
SuhartoIndonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967 (born in 1921)
Sukarno, Achmad SukarnoIndonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)
Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de BethuneFrench statesman (1560-1641)
Sun Yat-sen, Sun YixianChinese statesman who organized the Kuomintang and led the revolution that overthrew the Manchu dynasty in 1911 and 1912 (1866-1925)
Talleyrand, Charles Maurice de TalleyrandFrench statesman (1754-1838)
ThemistoclesAthenian statesman who persuaded Athens to build a navy and then led it to victory over the Persians (527-460 BC)
Tito, Marshal Tito, Josip BrozYugoslav statesman who led the resistance to German occupation during World War II and established a communist state after the war (1892-1980)
Vargas, Getulio Dornelles VargasBrazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954)
Verwoerd, Hendrik Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch VerwoerdSouth African statesman who instituted the policy of apartheid (1901-1966)
Waldheim, Kurt WaldheimAustrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981
Walesa, Lech WalesaPolish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)
Walpole, Robert Walpole, Sir Robert Walpole, First Earl of OrfordEnglishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
Warwick, Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville, KingmakerEnglish statesman
Weizmann, Chaim Weizmann, Chaim Azriel WeizmannIsraeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
Wellington, Duke of Wellington, First Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Iron DukeBritish general and statesman
Wykeham, William of WykehamEnglish prelate and statesman
de Gaulle, General de Gaulle, Charles de Gaulle, General Charles de Gaulle, Charles Andre Joseph Marie de GaulleFrench general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
de Valera, Eamon de ValeraIrish statesman (born in the United States)
NarrowerFounding FatherA member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
elder statesmanAn elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
stateswomanA woman statesman
Broaderpolitician, politico, pol, political leaderA person active in party politics
Spanishestadista, hombre de estado
Catalanestadista, home d'estat
Adjectivesstatesmanlymarked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman
Nounsstatesmanshipwisdom in the management of public affairs

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