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List of famous male bishops, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male bishops list contains the most prominent and top males known for being bishops. There are thousand of males working as bishops in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic bishops have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a bishop then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male bishops, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male bishops?" and "Who are the best male bishops?"
Thomas Becket is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Bishops
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Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1118-1170)

Birthplace: Cheapside, United Kingdom

Profession: Priest, Bishop

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James Wedderburn, bishop of Dunblane, was the second son of John Wedderburn, a mariner and shipowner from Dundee, and Margaret Lindsay. James Wedderburn, a playwright and early Scottish proponent of Protestantism, was his grandfather. He was born at Dundee in 1585, and began his university life at ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1585-1639)

Profession: Bishop

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John Arthur Thomas Robinson was an English New Testament scholar, author and the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich. He was a lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge, and later Dean of Trinity College until his death in 1983 from cancer. Robinson was considered a major force in shaping liberal Christian ...more

Age: Died at 64 (1919-1983)

Birthplace: Canterbury, United Kingdom

Profession: Theologian, Bishop, Writer

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Saint John Chrysostom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Bishops
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Saint John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom, c. 349 – 407, Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic ...more

Age: Died at 60 (347-407)

Birthplace: Antioch, Turkey

Profession: Physician, Bishop