Apostles

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Apostle is derived from the Greek word, ‘apostolos’, which means, ‘one who is sent forth’ as an ambassador, scholar or rabbi. An apostle is a messenger sent directly from God to carry out a specific task or ‘preach’ a certain foresight during his time as a mortal. The word apostle has two significant means, one citing an early Christian apostle directly linked to Jesus Christ and the other is directly a commissioned representative of a congregation, who is given the special task of founding and establishing churches in the Christian faith. Also, it is believed that Jesus appointed twelve disciples to be his first apostles and gave them all sorts of powers from uncontaminating spirits and curing all types of sicknesses. Besides the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, there were also other apostles including Barnabas, Andronicus and Junias and Epaphroditus. According to the Baha’I faith, the apostles played a crucial role in the development of Bahá'u'lláh’s faith and imparting his teachings around the world. In the Islamic faith, an apostle is any messenger who carries a specific teaching or message from the supreme force to specific regions. Here is a list of famous apostles. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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John the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus)
John the Apostle
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Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD
John the Evangelist is known to have authored the Gospel of John. Christians also believe he was the same as John the Apostle, John the Presbyter, and John of Patmos. He is also known as Saint John, and his feast day is celebrated on December 27.
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Andrew the Apostle
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Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060
Matthew the Apostle
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Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 0074 AD
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St Paul
(Christian Apostle Who Was Regarded as One of the Most Important Figures of the Apostolic Age)
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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Simon the Zealot
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Birthplace: Cana, Judea
Died: 0069 AD
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Stigand
(Archbishop of Canterbury Who Was Deposed and Imprisoned for Holding Two Bishoprics Simultaneously)
Stigand
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Birthplace: East Of England, England
Died: February 22, 1072

Initially named the bishop of Elmham, Stigand later became the bishop of Winchester and, eventually, the archbishop of Canterbury. Some historians also believed he was probably English king Canute’s priest. He was excommunicated and eventually deposed for holding the bishoprics of Winchester and Canterbury simultaneously. He died in prison.

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George A. Smith
(Political leader)
George A. Smith
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Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, New York
Died: September 1, 1875

George A. Smith was one of the first leaders of the Latter Day Saint movement which was founded by Joseph Smith. He played an important role in Zion's Camp, which aimed at helping members of the church in Missouri. George A. Smith also played a key role in the events leading up to the infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857.

Quadratus of Athens
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Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0129 AD
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Gustav Trolle
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Birthdate: 1488
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: 1535 AD
Guðbrandur Þorláksson
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Birthdate: 1541 AD
Birthplace: Stadharbakki, Iceland
Died: July 20, 1627
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William Richards
(Missionary)
William Richards
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Birthdate: August 22, 1793
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1847

William Richards was a politician and missionary whose work on a formal land title system gave rise to the Great Mahele in 1848. He also helped popularize a liberal constitutional monarchy in the Kingdom of Hawaii. He also served as a translator to King Kamehameha III and later helped translate much of the Bible into Hawaiian. 

Theoleptus Of Philadelphia
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Birthdate: 1250 AD
Birthplace: İznik, Turkey
Died: 1322 AD
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