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List of Famous Saints

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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.

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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. {#nodes}
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  • Andrew Kim Taegon

    Saint Kim Taegon Andrew (21 August 1821 – 16 September 1846), generally referred to as Saint Andrew Kim Taegon in English, was the first Korean-born Catholic priest and is the patron saint of Korea, being canonized and made a Saint with 120+ others on 6th May, 1984. In the late 18th century, Roman Catholicism began to take root slowly in Korea and was introduced by scholars who visited China and brought back Western books translated into Chinese. In 1836 Korea saw its first consecrated missionaries (members of the Paris Foreign Missions Society) arrive, only to find out that the people there were already practicing Korean Catholics. Born of yangban, Kim's parents were converts and his...  more
  • Annamacharya

    taḷḷapāka annamācārya (or Annamayya) (22 May 1408 – 4 April 1503) was a 15th-century Hindu saint born to Narayana Suri, and is the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankirtanas in praise of the god Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu. He is the first known composer in carnatic music. Other composers like Purandaradasa came after him. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed, which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists, have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions. Annamacharya is remembered for his saintly life, and is honoured as a great devotee of Vishnu by devotees and saintly singers.He is believed to have been the...  more
  • Bari Imam

    Hazrat Sayyid Shah ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Kazmi Qadri, often referred to as Barī Imām or Barī Sarkār, or reverentially as Syed Shah ʿAbd al-Laṭīf was a 17th-century Sufi ascetic from Punjab who was the most prominent Sufi of the Qadiriyya order and venerated as the patron saint of Islamabad, Pakistan.Born in Karsal in 1617 to a family descended from Holy Prohet Muhammad through the linage of Imam Musa Al Kazim, the life of Bari Imam is known "essentially through oral tradition and hagiographical booklets and celebrated in numerous songs" of Indian and Pakistani Sufism. In the present day, Bari Imam is one of the most popular and widely venerated saints of Punjab....  more
  • Bhima Bhoi (1850–1895) was a saint, poet and philosopher from the state of Odisha in India. Bhima Bhoi was a bhakta (Oriya: devotee) of Mahima Swamy (commonly referred to as Mahima Gosain and whose birth name is said to have been Mukunda Das). From Mahima Swamy, Bhima Bhoi would receive initiation into Mahima Dharma, an Indian religious tradition that challenged the authority of caste Hinduism on its own terms....  more