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

List ranges from John Witherspoon to Akhmad Kadyrov, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known clerics to the lesser known clerics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cleric field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous clerics ever?" and "What are the names of famous clerics?" then you're in the right place. (184 items)
Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's ...more
Guillaume de Machaut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Guillaume de Machaut was a medieval French poet and composer. He is one of the earliest composers on whom significant biographical information is available. According to Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, ...more
Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second ...more
Gene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Vicky Gene Robinson is an American retired bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and ...more
Phillips Brooks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Phillips Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the ...more
Cardinal Richelieu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. ...more
Rowan Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Rowan Douglas Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth PC FBA FRSL FLSW is an Anglican bishop, theologian and poet. Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province ...more
Anwar al-Aulaqi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist ...more
John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Clerics
John Knox Witherspoon was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New ...more
Hassan Rouhani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Hassan Rouhani is the seventh President of Iran, in office since 2013. He is also a former lawmaker, academic and former diplomat. He has been a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts since 1999, ...more
Rainer Woelki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Rainer Woelki
Rainer Maria Woelki is a German Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Cologne since his installation on 20 September 2014 following his appointment by Pope Francis on 11 ...more
Hugh Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Hugh Price was a Welsh lawyer and clergyman who was instrumental in the founding of Jesus College, Oxford. Price was born in Brecon, in mid-Wales, the son of a butcher named Rhys ap Rhys. He ...more
Robert Herrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, Hesperides. This includes the carpe diem poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time, with ...more
Hilarion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Metropolitan Ilarion was a Ukrainian Orthodox cleric, linguist, church historian, and historian of Ukrainian culture. In 1940 he was Archimandrite of the St. Onuphrius Monastery in Jableczna; in ...more
Owen Spencer-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Owen Robert Spencer-Thomas MBE is a television and radio news journalist, philanthropist and campaigner for autism and other disabilities. Spencer-Thomas is also an ordained Anglican clergyman. ...more
John Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Clerics
John Richard Green was an English historian.
Jean-Antoine Nollet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Jean-Antoine Nollet was a French clergyman and physicist. As a priest, he was also known as Abbé Nollet.
Hudson Stuck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Hudson Stuck was a British native who became an Episcopal priest, social reformer, and mountain climber in the United States. With Harry P. Karstens, he co-led the first expedition to ...more
George Wheler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Born at Breda in the Netherlands on 20 January 1651, the third child and eldest son of Charles Wheler, a colonel in the Life Guards, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Hutchin of Egerton, ...more
Henry Archdall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Henry Kingsley Archdall was an Australian academic and clergyman. After teaching at Cambridge University, in Australia and in New Zealand, he became Principal of St David's College, Lampeter and ...more
Bill Blaikie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Clerics
William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC is a retired Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, from 2009 until 2011 representing the Winnipeg division ...more
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Abdul Aziz al-Hakim was an Iraqi theologian and politician and the leader of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, a party that has approximately 5% support in the Iraqi Council of Representatives. ...more
Jonathan Bernis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Joseph George Cumming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Clerics
Joseph George Cumming, MA Cantab., was an English geologist and archaeologist. His major works concerned the geology and history of the Isle of Man.
George Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Clerics
George Whitaker was an English-Canadian clergyman and educator.