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

This list contains people like Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa.

From reputable, prominent, and well known saints to the lesser known saints of today, these are some of the best professionals in the saint field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous saints ever?" and "What are the names of famous saints?" then you're in the right place. (14 items)
Joan of Arc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Joan of Arc (in French Jeanne d'Arc pronounced [ʒan daʁk]; c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in northeast France. Joan claimed to have received visions of the archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The uncrowned King Charles VII sent Joan to the Siege of Orléans as part of a ...more on Wikipedia

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Emiliano Zapata is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Emiliano Zapata Salazar (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano saˈpata]; 8 August 1879 – 10 April 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos State, where peasant communities were under increasing pressure from the small landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Zapata early on participated in political movements against Diaz and the landowning hacendados, and when the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was ...more on Wikipedia

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Pancho Villa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Saints
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Francisco "Pancho" Villa (UK: , US: ; Spanish: [ˈbiʎa]; born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula, 5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) was a Mexican revolutionary general and one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican Revolution. As commander of the División del Norte, '(Division of the North)' in the Constitutionalist Army, he was a military-landowner (caudillo) of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Given the area's size and mineral wealth, it provided him with extensive resources. Villa was also provisional Governor of Chihuahua in 1913 and 1914. Villa can be credited with decisive military victories leading to the ousting of Victoriano Huerta from the presidency in July 1914. Villa then ...more on Wikipedia

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Phinehas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Saints
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According to the Hebrew Bible, Phinehas or Phineas (; Hebrew: פִּנְחָס, Modern: Pinəḥas, Tiberian: Pineḥās) was a priest during the Israelites’ Exodus journey. The grandson of Aaron and son of Eleazar, the High Priests (Exodus 6:25), he distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim with his zeal against the heresy of Peor. Displeased with the immorality with which the Moabites and Midianites had successfully tempted the Israelites (Numbers 25:1–9) to inter-marry and to worship Baal-peor, Phinehas personally executed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman while they were together in the man's tent, running a javelin or spear through the man and the belly of the woman, bringing to an end the ...more on Wikipedia