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This list of famous prophets includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top prophets in the world? This includes the most prominent prophets, living and dead - great prophets from the modern day and in history. This list of notable prophets is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic prophets were born and what their nationality is. The names of prophets on this belong to people from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned prophets.

This list of prophets is made up of people like Jesus Christ (likely the most famous Christian prophet) and Zechariah. Whether you're interested in the greatest prophets in America, 21st century prophets, current prophets, biblical prophets of Christianity, or anyone else, you're sure to find any and all world prophets here.

From reputable, prominent, and well known prophets to the lesser known prophets of today, this list of major prophets will enlighten and educate you. Who are the most famous prophets ever? What are the names of famous prophets? Read on to learn more!

Jesus Christ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God. Christianity regards Jesus as the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refers to him as Jesus Christ, a name that is also used in ...more

Birthplace: Judea

Profession: Carpenter, Prophet, Preacher

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Paul the Apostle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Paul the Apostle, originally known as Saul of Tarsus, was an apostle who taught the gospel of Christ to the first-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. ...more

Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey

Profession: Missionary, Prophet, Tentmaker, Writer

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Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Muhammad, full name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, from Mecca, unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a prophet and messenger of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last ...more

Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Profession: Merchant, Prophet

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Nostradamus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Prophets
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Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1503-1566)

Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

Profession: Author, Translator, Apothecary

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