TRENDING List of Famous Saints

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List of famous saints, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top saints in the world? This includes the most prominent saints, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable saints is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic saints 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 saints.

This list contains people like Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa.

From reputable, prominent, and well known saints to the lesser known saints of today, these are some of the best professionals in the saint field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous saints ever?" and "What are the names of famous saints?" then you're in the right place. (14 items)
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", is considered a heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle, a peasant family, at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret and Saint Catherine ...more

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Age: Died at 19 (1412-1431)

Birthplace: Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France

Profession: Military Leader

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Emiliano Zapata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the founder of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata remains an iconic figure in Mexico, used both as a nationalist symbol as well as a symbol of ...more

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Age: Died at 40 (1879-1919)

Birthplace: Morelos, Mexico

Profession: Politician, Military Officer

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Pancho Villa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Saints
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José Doroteo Arango Arámbula – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. As commander of the División del Norte, he was the veritable caudillo of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, which, given its ...more

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Age: Died at 45 (1878-1923)

Birthplace: Mexico, Durango

Profession: Soldier

Credits: The Life of General Villa, Life of Villa

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Phinehas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Saints
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According to the Hebrew Bible, Phinehas or Phineas was a priest during The Exodus, the grandson of Aaron and son of Eleazar the High Priest, who distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim by his zeal against the Heresy of Peor. He was displeased with the immorality with which the Moabites and ...more

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Profession: Priest, High Priest, Prophet

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Vladimir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Vladimir, baptismal name: Vasily Nikiforovich Bogoyavlensky, was a bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was appointed the position of Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna between 1898–1912, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga between 1912–1915, and Metropolitan of Kiev and Gallich between ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1848-1918)

Birthplace: Tambov, Russia

Profession: Priest, Monk

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Father Damien is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai, SS.CC. or Saint Damien de Veuster, born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute. He won recognition for his ministry in the Kingdom of ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1840-1889)

Birthplace: Tremelo, Belgium

Profession: Priest

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Saint Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Saint Nicholas;, also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (270-343)

Birthplace: Patara, Turkey

Profession: Bishop

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Annamacharya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Taḷḷapāka Annamācārya was a 15th-century Hindu saint and is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas in praise of the god Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed, which are still popular among Carnatic music concert ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1408-1503)

Birthplace: India

Profession: Poet, Composer

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