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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 1 Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene
Famous As: Disciple of Jesus
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Magdala, Israel

Mary Magdalene was an important biblical figure. It is said that she witnessed many of Jesus' miracles and life events, including his crucifixion and the subsequent resurrection. Since it is claimed that Magdalene was a prostitute, she has been viewed as the patroness of wayward women in the modern era. Her life has inspired several important works of art.

 2 John the Apostle

John the Apostle
Famous As: One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
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.

 3 Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060
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 4 Matthew the Apostle

Matthew the Apostle
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 0074 AD
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 5 St Paul

St Paul
Famous As: Religious Preacher
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.

 6 Simon the Zealot

Simon the Zealot
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cana, Judea
Died: 0069 AD
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 7 Stigand

Famous As: Advisor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: East Of England, England
Died: February 22, 1072
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 8 George A. Smith

George A. Smith
Famous As: Political leader
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.

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 9 Quadratus of Athens

Quadratus of Athens
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0129 AD

 10 Gustav Trolle

Gustav Trolle
Famous As: Vicar
Birthdate: August 31, 1488
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Småland, Sweden
Died: 1535 AD
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 11 William Richards

William Richards
Famous As: Missionary
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. 

 12 Guðbrandur Þorláksson

Guðbrandur Þorláksson
Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 1541 AD
Birthplace: Stadharbakki, Iceland
Died: July 20, 1627
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 13 Theoleptus Of Philadelphia

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