Know about lives of some of the most famous and popular spiritual & religious leaders.

Religion and spirituality are two things that are probably the most difficult to define in definite terms. It would be wrong to say that spirituality and religion don’t go hand in hand because they do; the only difference is that while religion is an organized system that pays homage to a god, spirituality is something that does not always need a deity to define the parameters of the person’s spiritual conduct. Throughout history there have been people who have played the roles of, both, spiritual and religious leaders for their societies. Some of them have done such exemplary work, with such dedication, that their work, and in turn they themselves, were recognized the world over for their steadfast dedication and wisdom in guiding their flock. Some examples of religious leaders would be people like the Dalai Lama and Pope Benedict XVI while a list of spiritual leaders would include people like the famous Osho Rajneesh. It is natural, at this point, to look for more information about these people and others like then so here is a list of just such people along with their biographies, timelines, trivia, life stories and interesting facts about them.

Explore our collection of Quotes By Famous Spiritual & Religious Leaders

Pope Francis Pope Francis
Argentinian

Moses Moses
Egyptian, Jordanian

Mother Teresa Mother Teresa
Albanian, Indian

Saint Patrick Saint Patrick
Romanian, Northern Irish

Bodhidharma Bodhidharma
Chinese, Indian

Saint Peter Saint Peter
Ancient Roman

Saint George Saint George
Greek, Israeli

Abu Bakr Abu Bakr
Saudi Arabian

Nimrod Nimrod
Iraqi
Ramdev Ramdev
Indian
Continue Reading Below

Ram Dass Ram Dass
American
Esther Esther
Iranian

Tulsidas Tulsidas
Indian

Zoroaster Zoroaster
Iranian
Hasan ibn Ali Hasan ibn Ali
Saudi Arabian

Isaiah Isaiah
Israeli

Mahavira Mahavira
Indian

Kabir Kabir
Indian

Jeremiah Jeremiah
Israeli

Saint Christopher Saint Christopher
Ancient Roman

Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas
Greek, Turkish
Esau Esau
Israeli

Sun Myung Moon Sun Myung Moon
South Korean
Bede Bede
British

Murad IV Murad IV
Turkish

Rick Warren Rick Warren
American