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Famous Male Monks

List of famous male monks, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This greatest male monks list contains the most prominent and top males known for being monks. There are thousand of males working as monks in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic monks have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a monk then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing has a variety of items in it, like Anselm Hurt and Sarvajna.

While this isn't a list of all male monks, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male monks?" and "Who are the best male monks?"
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    Anselm Hurt

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    Died at 52 (468-520)

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    Died at 63 (1666-1729)

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    Died at 87 (1906-1993)

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    Died at 50 (1551-1601)

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    Died at 70 (1927-1997)

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    Died at 87 (1876-1963)

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    Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur

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    Fra Simone da Carnuli

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    Died at 62 (1822-1884)

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    Died at 47 (1869-1916)

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    Henry de Sully

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    Hermann Anton Gelinek Died at 70 (1709-1779)

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    Hugh II of Vermandois Died at 85 (1127-1212)

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    Isembert de Saintes

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    James of Aragon

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    Died at 56 (1926-1982)

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    Died at 40 (1690-1730)

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    Losang Samten age 61

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    Died at 78 (1871-1949)

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    Died at 63 (1483-1546)

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    Matthieu Ricard age 68

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    Died at 45 (1920-1965)

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    Nestor the Chronicler Died at 58 (1056-1114)

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    age 88

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    Palden Gyatso age 81

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    Died at 79 (1929-2008)

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    Peter Colechurch

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    Died at 42 (769-811)

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    Died at 44 (1292-1336)

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    Ferréol of Uzès Died at 51 (530-581)

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    Sarvajna

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    Tenzin Zopa age 39

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    Thich Quang Duc Died at 66 (1897-1963)

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    Died at 91 (1380-1471)

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    Tripurari Swami age 65

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    age 35

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    Died at 57 (755-812)

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    Died at 87 (862-949)

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