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List of Famous Prophets

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 prophets in America, 21st century prophets 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, 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Judea
    • Profession: Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher
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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. Paul ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
    • Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer
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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 prophet ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Profession: Merchant, Prophet
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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 book, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 63 (1503-1566)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
    • Profession: Author, Translator, Apothecary
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    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 in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Land of Goshen
    • Profession: Prophet
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    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 1st ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Mesopotamia
    • Profession: Prophet
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Mesopotamia
    • Profession: Prophet
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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 a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Herodian kingdom
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Zechariah was a person in the Hebrew Bible and traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets. He was a prophet of the two-tribe Kingdom of Judah, and like Ezekiel was of priestly extraction. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Prophet
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    Jacob is considered a patriarch of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant. In the Hebrew Bible, he is the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel, and the younger twin brother of Esau. Jacob ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Canaan
    • Profession: Prophet
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    Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad was the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam. He claimed to be the Mujaddid of the Fourteenth Islamic century, the promised Messiah and Mahdi. His followers are known as Ahmadis. Ghulam Ahmad declared that Jesus had in fact survived crucifixion and migrated to Kashmir, where he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1835-1908)
    • Birthplace: Qadian, India
    • Profession: Orator, Prophet
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    Gordon Hinckley appeared in the 2010 documentary film 8: The Mormon Proposition. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 98 (1910-2008)
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Minister of religion
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    Miriam was the elder sister of Moses and Aaron, and the only daughter of Amram and Yocheved. She appears first in the Book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Prophet
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    David was, according to the books of Samuel, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdoms of Israel ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1039 BC-969 BC)
    • Birthplace: Bethlehem
    • Profession: Warrior, Prophet
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    Thomas Spencer Monson is an American religious leader and author, and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As president, Monson is considered by adherents of the religion to be a "prophet, seer, and revelator." A printer by trade, Monson has spent most ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Prophet, Writer
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    Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, is a Christian minister, televangelist and faith healer. He is leader and founder of the ministry organisation The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, which runs a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV. He has been awarded various ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Nigeria
    • Profession: Evangelist, Author, Pastor, Prophet
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    Jeffrey Don Lundgren was a self-proclaimed prophet, former leader of a cult group, and convicted mass murderer of five people. He was married to Alice Keeler who was also convicted of conspiracy to commit mass murder. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 56 (1950-2006)
    • Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Prophet
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Priest, High Priest, Prophet
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    Daniel is the protagonist in the Book of Daniel of the Hebrew Bible. In the narrative, Daniel was one of several children taken into Babylonian captivity where they were educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. Through instruction from "the God of Heaven", he ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
    • Profession: Prophet, Writer
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    Edgar Cayce was an American mystic who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while in a trance. These answers came to be known as "life readings of the entity" and were usually delivered to individuals while ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1877-1945)
    • Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychic
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