Saints

Human history is replete with numerous examples of saints who showed the true path of enlightenment to the common people. Here is a list of famous saints from all over the world and belonging to different religions who helped people understand the true essence of religion.

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 1 Joan of Arc

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: January 6, 1412
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: May 30, 1431

Considered a great saint and a symbol of French unity, Joan of Arc led the French army to the watershed victory over the English forces in Orleans in 1429. In 1430, she was captured by the Anglo-Burgundians while defending Compiegne. She was burned at the stake at the age of 19 in 1431. Pope Benedict XV canonised her in 1920.

 2 Saint Nicholas

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Famous As: Christian Saint
Birthdate: March 15, 0270
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Greek, Turkish
Died: December 6, 0343
Fourth-century Greek Christian bishop Saint Nicholas gave rise to the legend of "Santa Claus," associated with the tradition of gifting during Christmas. One legend states that he saved three girls from prostitution and dropped sacks of gold coins through their window to help their father pay for their dowry.
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 3 Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
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Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman

 4 Teresa of Ávila

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 28, 1515
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: October 4, 1582
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 5 James, brother of Jesus

James, brother of Jesus
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0069 AD

 6 Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew
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Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: November 30, 0060
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 7 Matthew the Apostle

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0074 AD
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 8 Bartholomew the Apostle

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: October 31, 0000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Israeli
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 9 Basava

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Famous As: Hindu religious leader
Birthdate: 1105 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1167 AD

 10 Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0200 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 22, 0230
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 11 Deborah

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Famous As: Prophetess
Birthdate: 1107 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 1067 AD

 12 Agastya

Agastya
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indian
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 13 Tukaram

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Famous As: Saint, Poet
Birthdate: 1608 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1650 AD

 14 Budai

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Famous As: Buddhist monk
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Chinese

 15 Barnabas

Barnabas
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Cypriot
Died: 0061 AD

 16 Jnanadeva

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1275 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1296 AD
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 17 Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0273 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: 0308 AD

Saint Barbara was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. She is also known as the Great Martyr Barbara in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Not much is known about her life and work as there is no mention of her in the authentic early Christian writings. She is considered one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers in Roman Catholicism. 

 18 Julian of Norwich

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Famous As: English mystic
Birthdate: November 8, 1342
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: 1416 AD
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 19 Ravidas

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1377 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1520 AD

 20 Kateri Tekakwitha

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1656 AD
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 1680
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 21 Pema Chodron

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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 22 Martin of Tours

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0316 AD
Nationality: French
Died: November 8, 0397
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 23 Samaritan woman at the well

Samaritan woman at the well
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0066 AD

 24 Joachim

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Famous As: Saint Anne's husband
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0010 AD
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 25 Simon the Zealot

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Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Died: 0069 AD

 26 Brigid of Kildare

Brigid of Kildare
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Nationality: Irish
Died: February 1, 0525

 27 Pope Linus

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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: September 23, 0076

 28 Rose of Lima

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: April 30, 1586
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Peruvian
Died: August 24, 1617

Rose of Lima is revered as the patron saint of Peru. Legend has it that she had chopped off her hair and damaged her skin to avoid getting married. A member of the Dominican Order, she was the first from the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

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 29 Martin de Porres

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: December 9, 1579
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Peruvian
Died: November 3, 1639

Martin de Porres was a Peruvian lay brother of the Dominican Order. He was beatified in 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI. He lived an austere life and often went hungry. He abstained from meat and was said to be able to communicate with animals. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and those who seek racial harmony. 

 30 Namdev

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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 26, 1270
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 3, 1350
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 31 Saint Cuthbert

Saint Cuthbert
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0634 AD
Nationality: British
Died: March 20, 0687

 32 Isidore of Seville

Isidore of Seville
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Nationality: Spanish
Died: April 4, 0636
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 33 Agnes of Rome

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0291 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: 0304 AD

 34 Edmund the Martyr

Edmund the Martyr
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0841 AD
Nationality: German, British
Died: November 28, 0869
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 35 Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Ancient Roman

 36 Brendan

Brendan
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0484 AD
Nationality: Irish
Died: 0577 AD

Brendan of Clonfert was an early Irish monastic saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He made a legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed", a feat that earned him much recognition. He is believed to have been tutored by the great teacher, Finnian of Clonard. His feast day is celebrated on 16 May.

 37 Sarada Devi

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 20, 1920

 38 Francis de Sales

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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: August 21, 1567
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: December 28, 1622

 39 Jean Vianney

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: May 8, 1786
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: August 4, 1859

 40 Pope Gregory III

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Famous As: Bishop of Rome
Birthdate: 0690 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: November 28, 0741

 41 Aloysius Gonzaga

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 9, 1568
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian
Died: June 21, 1591

 42 Jacob in Islam

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Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian

 43 Gorakhnath

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Famous As: Hindu yogi
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Indian

 44 Cyril of Alexandria

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Famous As: Doctor
Birthdate: 0376 AD
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: 0444 AD

 45 Pope Innocent VIII

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Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 1432 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: July 25, 1492

 46 Silas

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Famous As: Prophet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: 0100 AD

 47 Elizabeth of Hungary

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: July 7, 1207
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German, Hungarian
Died: November 17, 1231

 48 Genevieve

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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0419 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 0512 AD

 49 Saint John Fisher

Saint John Fisher
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Famous As: English Priest
Birthdate: November 30, 1469
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: June 22, 1535

 50 Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: 0316 AD
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