Find out more about the greatest French Spiritual & Religious Leaders, including John Calvin, Pope Julius II, Bernadette Soubirous, Vincent de Paul and Francis de Sales.
John CalvinJohn Calvin
10 July 1509
Protestant Reformer, Theologian, Pastor
Bernadette SoubirousBernadette Soubirous
07 January 1844
Saint

Therese of LisieuxThérèse of Lisieux
02 January 1873
Nun

Saint SebastianSaint Sebastian
0256 AD
Saint

Jacques de MolayJacques de Molay
1243 AD
Religious Leader

Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21 February 1878
Spiritual Guru
Pope Urban IIPope Urban II
1035 AD
Pope

Pope Clement VPope Clement V
1264 AD
Spiritual Leader

Charles I, Duke of BrittanyCharles I, Duke of Brittany
1319 AD
Medieval Breton Leaders
Bernard of ClairvauxBernard of Clairvaux
1090 AD
Abbot

Saint Denis of ParisSaint Denis of Paris
Bishop of Paris
Vincent de PaulVincent de Paul
24 April 1581
Catholic priest

RashiRashi
22 February 1040
Rabbi

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD
Saint

GenevieveGenevieve
0419 AD
Saint

Marcel LefebvreMarcel Lefebvre
29 November 1905
Theologian, Catholic priest
Arnulf of MetzArnulf of Metz
0582 AD
Bishop

Pope Sylvester IIPope Sylvester II
0946 AD
Scholar

Emmanuel Joseph SieyèsEmmanuel Joseph Sieyès
03 May 1748
Writer

Peter the HermitPeter the Hermit
1050 AD
Priest
Abdülmecid IIAbdülmecid II
29 May 1868
Caliph

Pope John XXIIPope John XXII
1244 AD
Pope
Charles de FoucauldCharles de Foucauld
15 September 1858
Priest

Gregory of ToursGregory of Tours
30 November 0538
Historian

Pope Leo IXPope Leo IX
21 June 1002
Pope
Pope Clement VIPope Clement VI
1290 AD
Pope

Pierre CauchonPierre Cauchon
1371 AD
Bishop of Beauvais
Jean de BrébeufJean de Brébeuf
25 March 1593
Missionary

AnsgarAnsgar
08 September 0801
Saint

Peter WaldoPeter Waldo
1140 AD
Religious leader
Paulinus of NolaPaulinus of Nola
0354 AD
Poet

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Louise de MarillacLouise de Marillac
12 August 1591
Saint
Pope Urban IVPope Urban IV
31 October 1195
Pope

Joseph Justus ScaligerJoseph Justus Scaliger
05 August 1540
Scholar

Adhemar of Le PuyAdhemar of Le Puy
1055 AD
Bishop

Madeleine Sophie BaratMadeleine Sophie Barat
12 December 1779
Saint
Pope Stephen IXPope Stephen IX
1020 AD
Pope
Pope Gregory XIPope Gregory XI
1329 AD
Pope

Antipope Clement VIIAntipope Clement VII
1342 AD
Antipope

Pope Innocent VPope Innocent V
1225 AD
Pope

Saint BernardSaint Bernard
30 November 1089
Theologian
Ranulf FlambardRanulf Flambard
1060 AD
Priest

Pope Benedict XIIPope Benedict XII
1285 AD
Pope

Pope Clement IVPope Clement IV
23 November 1190
Pope

François Leclerc du TremblayFrançois Leclerc du Tremblay
04 November 1577
Capuchin Frair

GuntramGuntram
0532 AD
Saint
Marcos de NizaMarcos de Niza
1495 AD
Missionary

Caesarius of ArlesCaesarius of Arles
0470 AD
Saint
Pope Urban VPope Urban V
31 October 1310
Pope

David KimhiDavid Kimhi
1160 AD
Rabbi

Pope Callixtus IIPope Callixtus II
1065 AD
Pope
Antoine Court de GébelinAntoine Court de Gébelin
1719 AD
Pastor

Pope Martin IVPope Martin IV
1210 AD
Pope
Jacques RouxJacques Roux
21 August 1752
Priest

John EudesJohn Eudes
14 November 1601
Priest

Rose Philippine DuchesneRose Philippine Duchesne
29 August 1769
Sister

Rabbeinu TamRabbeinu Tam
1100 AD
Rabbi

Pope Innocent VIPope Innocent VI
1282 AD
Pope
Gershom ben JudahGershom ben Judah
0960 AD
Scholar

Peter the VenerablePeter the Venerable
1092 AD
Abbot

Humbert of Silva CandidaHumbert of Silva Candida
1015 AD
Cardinal

Odo of ClunyOdo of Cluny
0880 AD
Abbot
Antipope Benedict XIVAntipope Benedict XIV
Antipope

William de St-CalaisWilliam de St-Calais
1030 AD
Monk
Charles, Cardinal of LorraineCharles, Cardinal of Lorraine
17 February 1524
Cardinal

Pierre de BérullePierre de Bérulle
04 February 1575
Statesman

Jean MabillonJean Mabillon
23 November 1632
Monk
Thoinot ArbeauThoinot Arbeau
17 March 1520
Cleric

Fulbert of ChartresFulbert of Chartres
0960 AD
Religious leader
Antoine Perrenot de GranvelleAntoine Perrenot de Granvelle
20 August 1517
Statesman

William de CorbeilWilliam de Corbeil
1070 AD
Educator

Charles LavigerieCharles Lavigerie
31 October 1825
Missioner
Henry II, Duke of GuiseHenry II, Duke of Guise
04 April 1614
Nobleman

Jean-Antoine DuboisJean-Antoine Dubois
31 December 1765
Missionary
Pierre François Xavier de CharlevoixPierre François Xavier de Charlevoix
24 October 1682
Priest

Paul RabautPaul Rabaut
29 January 1718
Pastor

François-Joachim de Pierre de BernisFrançois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis
22 May 1715
Diplomat

Louis II, Cardinal of GuiseLouis II, Cardinal of Guise
06 July 1555
Cardinal
Adémar de ChabannesAdémar de Chabannes
0989 AD
Monk
Adso of Montier-en-DerAdso of Montier-en-Der
0920 AD
Biographer

RochRoch
1295 AD
Saint

Ivo of ChartresIvo of Chartres
1040 AD
Saint

Folquet de MarselhaFolquet de Marselha
30 November 1155
Bishop
Saint FurseySaint Fursey
0597 AD
Monk

Jean du BellayJean du Bellay
1492 AD
Diplomat

Hilary of ArlesHilary of Arles
0403 AD
Saint

Félix DupanloupFélix Dupanloup
03 January 1802
Political leader

Antipope Gregory VIIIAntipope Gregory VIII
10 March 1118
Antipope
Louis BourdaloueLouis Bourdaloue
20 August 1632
Preacher

FulkFulk
Archbishop
Jean-Louis Lefebvre de CheverusJean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus
28 January 1768
Bishop

Léon DehonLéon Dehon
14 March 1843
Priest
Arnulf of ChocquesArnulf of Chocques
Clergy
Marie Angélique ArnauldMarie Angélique Arnauld
08 September 1591
Abbess