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Famous Male Monks

List of famous male monks, listed by their level of prominence 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.

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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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    Died at 47 (1869-1916)

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    Died at 62 (1822-1884)

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    Died at 70 (1927-1997)

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    Died at 56 (1926-1982)

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    Died at 44 (1292-1336)

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    Thich Quang Duc Died at 66 (1897-1963)

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    Died at 79 (1929-2008)

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    Died at 50 (1551-1601)

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    Died at 63 (1666-1729)

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    Died at 40 (1690-1730)

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    Died at 87 (1876-1963)

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    Died at 57 (755-812)

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    Matthieu Ricard age 69

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    Died at 87 (1906-1993)

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    Died at 78 (1871-1949)

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    Died at 45 (1920-1965)

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    Died at 91 (1380-1471)

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    Died at 87 (862-949)

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    Fra Simone da Carnuli

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    Anselm Hurt

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    Tripurari Swami age 66

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    Palden Gyatso age 82

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    Henry de Sully

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    Nestor the Chronicler Died at 58 (1056-1114)

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    Sarvajna

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    Ferréol of Uzès Died at 51 (530-581)

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    Tenzin Zopa age 40

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    Died at 42 (769-811)

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

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    Hermann Anton Gelinek Died at 70 (1709-1779)

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    Peter Colechurch

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    Died at 52 (468-520)

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    James of Aragon

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    Isembert de Saintes

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    Losang Samten age 62

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    Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur

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