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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
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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 Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life. ...more

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Guillaume de Machaut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Clerics
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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, Machaut was "the last great poet who was also a composer". Well into the 15th century, Machaut's poetry was greatly admired and imitated by other poets, including Geoffrey Chaucer. Machaut composed in a wide range of styles and forms. He is a part of the musical movement known as the ars nova. Machaut helped develop the motet and secular song forms. Machaut wrote the Messe de Nostre Dame, the earliest known complete setting of the Ordinary of the Mass attributable to a single composer. ...more

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Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Clerics
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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 Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the President of the Chechen Republic from 5 October 2003, acting as head of administration since July 2000. On 9 May 2004, he was assassinated by Chechen Islamists in Grozny, using a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade. His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic. ...more

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Gene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Clerics
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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 succeeded as diocesan bishop in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary to the VIII Bishop of New Hampshire. Robinson is widely known for being the first priest in an openly gay relationship to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate. His sexual orientation was privately acknowledged in the 1970s, when he studied in seminary, was ordained, married, and started a family. He went public with his sexual identity and divorced ...more

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