List of Famous Monks People
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List of Famous Monks

List of famous monks, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top monks in the world? This includes the most prominent monks, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable monks is in alphabetical order and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic monks were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned monks.

List people include Grigori Rasputin, Martin Luther and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known monks to the lesser known monks of today, these are some of the best professionals in the monk field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous monks ever?" and "What are the names of famous monks?" then you're in the right place. (46 items)


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    Died at 63 (1483-1546)

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

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    Died at 42 (769-811)

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    Hermann Anton Gelinek Died at 70 (1709-1779)

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    Peter Colechurch

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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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    Died at 52 (468-520)

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    Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur

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