Famous Ancient Roman Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Jesus Christ
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Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD
First-century Jewish preacher Jesus, known as the Son of God, led to the formation of Christianity, the world’s largest religion. He was born to Joseph and the Virgin Mary. His miracles irked the Roman government, who then tried him and crucified him. Jesus later rose from the dead.

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Saint Christopher
(Patron Saint of Travellers)

Saint Christopher
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Canaan
Died: 0251 AD

Saint Christopher is often regarded by the Christians as the patron saint of travelers. He is venerated as a martyr killed during the reign of the Roman Emperor Decius. Over the years, the legend associated with Saint Christopher has been mentioned in several works of art, including literature, music, paintings, and films.

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Nicodemus
(Religious Leader)

Nicodemus
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Birthdate: 0000 BC

Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin who finds mention in the Gospel of John. According to the gospel, Nicodemus provides the embalming spices required to prepare the body of Jesus for burial after the Crucifixion of Jesus. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and in the various Eastern Churches.

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 4 
St Paul
(Religious Preacher)

St Paul
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Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: 0065 AD
Paul the Apostle, or Saint Paul, was a Christian apostle who disseminated Christ’s teachings and established Christian communities in Asia and Europe. Of the 27 books in the New Testament, about 14 are said to be authored by Paul, though only seven are said to be genuinely written by him.

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Luke the Evangelist
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Antioch, Turkey
Died: February 29, 0084

Widely considered as the author of the two books of the New Testament, Saint Luke the Evangelist contributed far more to the New Testament than any other author and had a huge impact in the development of Christianity. He was also the companion of St. Paul the Apostle, a physician as well as the patron saint of artists and physicians.

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Simon Magus
(Priest)

Simon Magus
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Died: 0065 AD

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Charles Borromeo
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Birthdate: October 2, 1538
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arona, Italy
Died: November 3, 1584
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 8 
Miriam
(Moses' sister)

Miriam
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Birthdate: 0000 BC

 9 
Caiaphas
(High priest)

Caiaphas
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Birthdate: 0014 BC
Died: 0036 AD

Caiaphas was a Jewish high priest who organized a plot to kill Jesus of Nazareth, according to the gospels. He is best remembered for presiding over the Sanhedrin trial of Jesus Christ. Over the years, Caiaphas has been depicted in several films like The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Passion of the Christ, King of Kings, and Son of God.

 10 

Saint Januarius
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Birthdate: April 21, 0272
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benevento, Italy
Died: 0305 AD

 11 

Pope Damasus I
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Birthdate: 0305 AD
Birthplace: Idanha-a-Velha, Portugal
Died: December 11, 0384

 12 

Pope Alexander I
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Birthdate: January 10, 0075
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Roman Empire
Died: 0115 AD

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Pope Zephyrinus
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Roman Empire
Died: December 20, 0217

 14 

Germanus of Auxerre
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Birthdate: 0378 AD
Birthplace: Auxerre, Western Roman Empire
Died: July 31, 0448

 15 

Norbert of Xanten
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Birthdate: 1075 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
Died: June 6, 1134

 16 
Eutyches
(Abbot)

Eutyches
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Birthdate: 0380 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0456 AD

 17 
Theodore of Tarsus
(Archbishop)

Theodore of Tarsus
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Birthdate: 0602 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: September 19, 0690

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Pope Agapetus II
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 8, 0955

Pope Anastasius III
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: May 31, 0913

Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe
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Birthdate: 0460 AD
Birthplace: Thelepte, Tunisia
Died: January 1, 0533

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Asher ben Jehiel
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Birthdate: 1250 AD
Birthplace: Rhine District, Germany
Died: October 24, 1327

Gennadius of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kallepia, Cyprus
Died: November 20, 0471

Flavian of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: August 11, 0449

Jeremias II of Constantinople
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Birthdate: 1536 AD
Birthplace: Pomorie, Bulgaria
Died: September 4, 1595

John II, Bishop of Jerusalem
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Birthdate: 0356 AD
Birthplace: Byzantine
Died: January 10, 0417

 26 
Antipope Ursicinus
(Catholic priest)

Antipope Ursicinus
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Birthdate: 0300 AD
Died: 0381 AD

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Gregory (VI)
(Antipope)

Gregory (VI)
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Birthdate: 0300 AD, 0000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 1012 AD

Following the death of Pope Sergius IV, Gregory VI was fielded as the next papal candidate by the Crescentii family. However, Gregory fled to Germany after the Tusculani chose Benedict VII as their candidate. Gregory was eventually persuaded by Emperor St. Henry II to withdraw his claim from the papacy.

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Gregory II Cyprius
(Ecumenical Patriarch)

Gregory II Cyprius
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Birthdate: 1241 AD
Birthplace: Lapithos, Cyprus
Died: 1290 AD

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Eusebius of Dorylaeum
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Byzantine

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Perpetua
(Martyr)

Perpetua
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Birthdate: 0182 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0203 AD

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Anthony Melissa
(Monk)

Anthony Melissa
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Birthdate: 1000 AD
Birthplace: Byzantine Empire