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Know about lives of some of the most famous and popular spiritual & religious leaders.

Religion and spirituality are two things that are probably the most difficult to define in definite terms. It would be wrong to say that spirituality and religion don’t go hand in hand because they do; the only difference is that while religion is an organized system that pays homage to a god, spirituality is something that does not always need a deity to define the parameters of the person’s spiritual conduct. Throughout history there have been people who have played the roles of, both, spiritual and religious leaders for their societies. Some of them have done such exemplary work, with such dedication, that their work, and in turn they themselves, were recognized the world over for their steadfast dedication and wisdom in guiding their flock. Some examples of religious leaders would be people like the Dalai Lama and Pope Benedict XVI while a list of spiritual leaders would include people like the famous Osho Rajneesh. It is natural, at this point, to look for more information about these people and others like then so here is a list of just such people along with their biographies, timelines, trivia, life stories and interesting facts about them.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...

Srila Prabhupada was an Indian spiritual teacher ...

Abbe Pierre Abbe Pierre

Popularly known as the founder of the Emmaus ...

Adi Da Adi Da

Better known as ‘Adi Da Samraj’, Franklin ...

Adi Shankara Adi Shankara

Adi Shankara was an 8th century Indian Hindu ...

Aga Khan IV Aga Khan IV

Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) is a ...

Akong Rinpoche Akong Rinpoche

Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was tulku of the ...

Ali Khamenei Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of ...

Anthony De Mello Anthony De Mello

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest and ...

Archibald Alexander Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander was an American Presbyterian ...

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Ayatollah Khomeini

Very few people can boast of having an ...

Bede Bede

Saint Bede, or Venerable Bede as he was known as, ...

Bernadette Soubirous Bernadette Soubirous

Saint Bernadette, also known as Bernadette ...

Brigham Young Brigham Young

Brigham Young was an American leader of the ...

Charles Kingsley Charles Kingsley

Charles Kinsley was an English priest of the ...

Confucius Confucius

Confucius is one of the few leaders who based ...

Dalai Lama Dalai Lama

The longest living Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is ...

Dayanand Saraswati Dayanand Saraswati

Dayanand Saraswati, a prominent Hindu religious ...

Desiderius Erasmus Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus was a Dutch Renaissance ...

Desmond Tutu Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu is a well-known South African ...

Enoch Adeboye Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye is a famous Nigerian pastor who ...

Francis Xavier Francis Xavier

Francis Xavier was a Basque Roman Catholic ...

Gautama Buddha Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha was a spiritual leader on whose ...

George Fox George Fox

The 17th century was a period of tremendous ...

G.I. Gurdjieff George Gurdjieff

G.I. Gurdjieff was an influential spiritual ...

George Muller George Muller

Rising from a life of sin to become one of the ...

Gordon B. Hinkley Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon Bitner Hinckley was a religious leader who ...

Guru Gobind Singh Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten Sikh ...

Guru Nanak Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak was an Indian saint who founded ...

Ian Paisley Ian Paisley

Born to deeply religious parents, Ian Paisley ...

Isaiah Isaiah

A Judean Prophet, Isaiah is believed to have ...

Jaggi Vasudev Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian yogi and mystic who ...

Jesus Christ Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, also referred to as Jesus of ...

Jiddu Krishnamurti Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was one of the paramount ...

John Bunyan John Bunyan

John Bunyan was a renowned English Christian ...

John Calvin John Calvin

A powerful French theologian and pastor, John ...

John Huss John Huss

John Huss (a.k.a. Jan Hus) is regarded to be one ...

John The Baptist John The Baptist

John the Baptist is regarded as the precursor of ...

John Wesley John Wesley

John Wesley was the founder of Arminian Methodist ...

Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards is considered to be one of the ...

Joseph B. Soloveitchik Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Joseph B. Soloveitchik was a major American ...

Louis Farrakhan Biography Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan Muhammad is one of the most ...

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was a well-known spiritual ...

Mahavira Mahavira

Mahavira was the 24th and last Tirthankara of ...

Martin Luther Martin Luther

Martin Luther is most popularly known as the ...

Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American ...

Mary Baker Eddy Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science ...

Mary MacKillop Mary MacKillop

Mary Helen MacKillop, better known as Sister Mary ...

Maa Amritanandamayi Mata Amritanandamayi

Revered as a saint, Mata Amritanandamayi, more ...

Matthew Henry Matthew Henry

An English Presbyterian minister, Matthew Henry ...

Moses Moses

One of the most prominent Hebrew religious ...

Mother Teresa Mother Teresa

Clad in a white, blue-bordered sari, she along ...

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad

Muhammad Ahmad, the son of a boat builder, showed ...

Munib Younan Munib Younan

Munib Younan is the Bishop of the Evangelical ...

Osho Rajneesh Osho Rajneesh

Osho was one of the most famed as well as the ...

Paramahansa Yogananda Paramahansa Yogananda

The great yogi Paramahansa Yogananda is regarded ...

Peter Turkson Peter Turkson

Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson is a senior ...

Pope Francis Pope Francis

‘My people are poor and I am one of them’. ...

Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II

Plenty have been written and said about the ...

Pope John XXIII Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII was a very popular Pope who ...

Ramakrishna Paramhamsa Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

‘If you must be mad, be it not for the things ...

Ramdev Ramdev

Baba Ramdev is an Indian spiritual leader and a ...

Raphael Kalinowski Raphael Kalinowski

Father Raphael of Saint Joseph Kalinowski served ...

Rick Warren Rick Warren

One of the most recognized and influential ...

Rowan Douglas Williams Rowan Douglas Williams

Rowan Douglas Williams is an Anglican Bishop and ...

Sai Baba of Shirdi Sai Baba of Shirdi

Shirdi Sai Baba was an Indian spiritual master ...

Saint David Saint David

St. David was a 6th century Welsh bishop ...

Saint George Saint George

Saint George was a soldier in the Roman army who ...

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was of noble birth and ...

Saint Patrick Saint Patrick

Amongst the various religious figures widely ...

Saint Teresa of Avila Saint Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila, also called Saint Teresa of ...

Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba was an Indian guru who claimed to ...

Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo donned the cap of a revolutionary, ...

Sri Chinmoy Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy, born as Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, was an ...

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

‘My vision is a violence free, stress free ...

St Francis of Assisi St Francis of Assisi

Honored by the Catholic Church as the Patron ...

St Ignatius of Loyola St Ignatius of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola is best known as the ...

St Paul St Paul

A Hellenistic Jew, St Paul is known worldwide as ...

St. Augustine St. Augustine

Saint Augustine, also known as Augustine of ...

Sun Myung Moon Sun Myung Moon

Sun Myung Moon was a Korean religious leader, a ...

Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda

He is responsible for revitalizing Hinduism and ...

Swedenborg Swedenborg

A well-known scientist and inventor, Emanuel ...

T. B. Joshua T. B. Joshua

Temitope Balogun Joshua is a Nigerian ...

Tertullian Tertullian

Tertullian, the prominent early apologist who ...

Theodore Hesburgh Theodore Hesburgh

The Reverend Theodore Hesburgh is one of the ...

Thomas Becket Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury ...

Thomas Cranmer Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer was the first Protestant ...

Thomas More Thomas More

Sir Thomas More was an English social philosopher ...

Thomas Spencer Monson Thomas S. Monson

Thomas Spencer Monson is a famous American ...

Zoroaster Zoroaster

Zoroaster is famous throughout the world as the ...