Person List of Famous Prophets

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This list of famous prophets includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top prophets in the world? This includes the most prominent prophets, living and dead - great prophets from the modern day and in history. This list of notable prophets is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic prophets were born and what their nationality is. The names of prophets on this belong to people from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned prophets.

This list of prophets is made up of people like Jesus Christ (likely the most famous Christian prophet) and Zechariah. Whether you're interested in the greatest prophets in America, 21st century prophets, current prophets, biblical prophets of Christianity, or anyone else, you're sure to find any and all world prophets here.

From reputable, prominent, and well known prophets to the lesser known prophets of today, this list of major prophets will enlighten and educate you. Who are the most famous prophets ever? What are the names of famous prophets? Read on to learn more!

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Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refers to him as Jesus Christ, a name that is also used in ...more

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Birthplace: Judea

Profession: Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher

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Paul the Apostle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. ...more

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Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey

Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer

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Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Muhammad, full name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, from Mecca, unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a prophet and messenger of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last ...more

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Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Profession: Merchant, Prophet

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Nostradamus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1503-1566)

Birthplace: Europe, Metropolitan France, Bouches-du-Rhône, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Profession: Author, Translator, Apothecary

Credits: Prophecies of Nostradamus

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Moses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Moses


Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a former Egyptian prince later turned prophet, religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet ...more

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Birthplace: Land of Goshen

Profession: Prophet

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Noah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Noah


In Abrahamic religions, Noah, or Noé or Noach, was the tenth and last of the pre-flood Patriarchs. The story of Noah's Ark is told in the Torah in the Genesis flood narrative. The biblical account is followed by the story of the curse of Canaan. Besides the Book of Genesis, Noah is also mentioned in ...more

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Birthplace: Mesopotamia

Profession: Prophet

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Abraham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Ibrahim, known as Abraham in the Old Testament, is recognized in Islam as a prophet and apostle of God and patriarch of many peoples. ...more

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Birthplace: Mesopotamia

Profession: Prophet

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John the Baptist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and Mandaeism. John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Scholars generally believe Jesus was ...more

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Birthplace: Herodian kingdom

Profession: Prophet

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