Dante Alighieri

June 1, 1265 - September 14, 1321

Writer

From Florence, Italy
Served in Florence, Italy
Affiliation: Catholic

"And we came forth to contemplate the stars."

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Alban

274 - June 22, 304

Early English Convert and Martyr
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Athanasius

296 - May 2, 373

Twentieth bishop of AlexandriaFrom Alexandria
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John Chrysostom

349 – September 14, 407

Archbishop of Constantinople
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Augustine of Hippo

Nov. 13, 354 - Aug. 28, 430

Theologian and Writer
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Tertullian

155 - 240

Theologian and Church Leader
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Patrick

387 - March 17, 493

Apostle to Ireland
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Benedict of Nursia

480 - July 11, 543

Founder of 12 monasteries in Italy which would become the Rule of St. Benedict
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Isidore of Seville

560 - Apr. 4 636

Archbishop of Seville and often viewed as the last Scholar of the Ancient World
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Venerable Bede

672 - May 26, 735

Monk, Writer, and considered the "Father of English History"
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Anselm of Aosta

1033 - Apr. 21, 1109

Benedictine Monk and Founder of Scholasticism
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Hildegard of Bingen

1098 - Sept. 17, 1179

German Writer, Composer, Philosopher, and Mystic
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Francis of Assisi

Oct. 4, 1181 - Oct. 3, 1226

Founder of the Franciscan Order
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Thomas Aquinas

1225 – March 7, 1274

Priest and Theologian, Known as Doctor of the Church
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Dante Alighieri

June 1, 1265 - Sept. 14, 1321

Writer
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Catherine of Siena

Mar. 25, 1347 - Apr. 29, 1380

Mystic
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John Wycliffe

1320 - Dec. 31, 1384

Theologian, Preacher, and Translator of the Bible into English
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Jan Hus

1369 - July 6, 1415

Reformer and Theologian
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Joan of Arc

Jan. 6, 1412 - May 30, 1431

Defender of and Warrior for France during the Hundred Year War
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Ulrich Zwingli

Jan. 1, 1484 - Oct. 11, 1531

Pastor, Theologian, and Leader of the Reformation in Switzerland
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Martin Luther

Nov. 10, 1483 - Feb. 18, 1546

Friar, Reformer and Hymn Writer
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Thomas Cranmer

July 2, 1489 - Mar. 21, 1556 Leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury
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Ignatius of Loyola

Oct. 23, 1491 - July 31, 1556 Founder of the Society of Jesus
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John Calvin

July 10, 1509 - May 27, 1564

Theologian and Pastor
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René Descartes

March 31, 1596 - Feb. 11, 1650

Philosopher, Mathematician and Writer
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Blaise Pascal

June 19, 1623 - Aug. 19, 1662 Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer, and Philosopher
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Anne Bradstreet

March 20, 1612 - September 16, 1672

Early English Poet
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Samuel Wesley

Dec. 17, 1662 - Apr. 5, 1735

Pastor, Poet, and Father of John and Charles Wesley
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Isaac Watts

July 17, 1674 - Nov. 25, 1748 Composer, Theologian and Philosopher
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Jonathan Edwards

Oct. 5, 1703 - Mar. 22, 1758

Pastor during the America's First Great Awakening
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George Whitefield

Dec. 27, 1714 - Sept. 30, 1770

Evangelist during the First Great Awakening
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John Francis Wade

Apr. 16, 1711 - Aug. 16, 1786

Composer
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Charles Wesley

Dec. 1, 1707 - Mar. 29, 1788

Composer
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John Wesley

June 28, 1703 - Mar. 2, 1791

Itinerant Preacher and Founder of Methodism
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Isaac Backus

Jan. 9, 1724 - Nov. 20, 1806

Preacher who campaigned against state-established churches
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John Newton

July 24, 1725 - Dec. 21, 1807

Slave Ship Captain turned Minister and Writer of "Amazing Grace"
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Francis Asbury

Aug. 20, 1745 - Mar. 31, 1816

Bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church
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Richard Furman

Oct. 9, 1755 - Aug. 25, 1825

President of the Triennial Convention
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William Blake

Nov. 28, 1757 - Aug. 12, 1827

English Painter, Poet and Printmaker
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Richard Allen

Feb. 14, 1760 - Mar. 26, 1831

Preacher and Founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
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William Wilberforce

August 24, 1759 - July 29, 1833

Politician who single-handedly abolished Great Britain's Slave Trade
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William Carey

August 17, 1761 - June 9, 1834

Missionary, founder of first college in India and founding member of Baptist Missionary Society
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Charles Simeon

Sept. 24, 1759 - Nov. 1, 1836

Pastor and a Founder of the Church Missionary Society
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William Wordsworth

Apr. 7, 1770 - Apr. 23, 1850

Poet
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Søren Kierkegaard

May 5, 1813 - Nov. 11, 1855

Philosopher and Father of Existentialism
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Abraham Lincoln

Feb. 12, 1809 - Apr. 15, 1865

16th President of the United States
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John Henry Hopkins

Jan. 30, 1792 - Jan. 9, 1868

First Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont
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David Livingstone

Mar. 19, 1813 - May 1, 1873

Medical Missionary to Africa
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Phoebe Palmer

Dec. 18, 1807 - Nov. 2, 1874

Evangelist and Founder of the Five Points Mission
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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nov. 11, 1821 - Feb. 9, 1881

Writer and Journalist
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Horatio Spafford

Oct. 20, 1828 - Oct. 16, 1888 Lawyer
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John Henry Newman

Feb. 21, 1801 - Aug. 11, 1890

Minister and Leader of the Oxford Movement
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Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Dec. 13, 1804 - Dec. 31, 1891

First African Anglican Bishop in Nigeria
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George Mueller

Sept. 27, 1805 - Mar. 10, 1898

Founder of Orphanages and Schools through England
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Alexander Crummell

Mar. 3, 1819 - Sept. 10, 1898

Founding pastor of St Luke's Episcopal Church in Washington D.C.
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D.L. Moody

Feb. 5, 1837 - Dec. 22, 1899

Founding Pastor of Moody Bible Church and Institute
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Anton Chekhov

Jan. 29, 1860 - July 15, 1904

Physician, Playwright, and Author
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Florence Nightingale

May 12, 1820 - Aug. 13, 1910

Founder of Modern Day Nursing
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William Booth

Apr. 10, 1829 - Aug. 20, 1912

Founder of the Salvation Army
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Lottie Moon

Dec. 12, 1840 - Dec. 24, 1912

Missionary to China
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Mary Slessor

December 2, 1848 - January 13, 1915

Missionary
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Fanny Crosby

Mar. 24, 1820 - Feb. 12, 1915

Writer of more than 8,000 hymns
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Andrew Murray

May 9, 1828 - Jan. 18, 1917

Writer and Pastor
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Oswald Chambers

July 24, 1874 - Nov. 15, 1917

Chaplain
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William Seymour

May 2, 1870 - Sept. 28, 1922

Preacher at the Azusa Street Revival
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C.T. Studd

December 2, 1860 - July 16, 1931

British Cricketer and Missionary
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Charles H. Gabriel

Aug. 18, 1856 - Sept. 14, 1932

Composer
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Billy Sunday

Nov. 19, 1862 - Nov. 6, 1935

Baseball Player and Evangelist
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G.K. Chesterton

May 9, 1874 - June 14, 1936

Writer and Journalist
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Annie Armstrong

July 11, 1850 - Dec. 20, 1938

Missionary and Founder of the Woman's Missionary Movement
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Simone Weil

Feb. 3, 1909 - Aug. 24, 1943

Philosopher, Mystic and Political Activist
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Feb. 4, 1906 - Apr. 9, 1945

German Lutheran Pastor, Theologian and Anti-Nazi Dissident
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Milton Hershey

Sept. 13, 1857 - Oct. 13, 1945

Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company
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Nikolai Berdyaev

Mar. 18, 1874 - Mar. 24, 1948

Philosopher and Writer
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Jim Elliot

Oct. 8, 1927 - Jan. 8, 1956

Missionary
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Frank Buchman

June 6, 1878 - Aug. 7, 1961

Founder of the Oxford Group
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Lillian Hunt Trasher

Sept. 27, 1887 - Dec. 17, 1961 Missionary and Founder of the first Christian Orphanage in Egypt
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A.W. Tozer

Apr. 21, 1897 - May 12, 1963

Pastor and Author
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C.S. Lewis

Nov. 29, 1898 - Nov. 22, 1963

Professor and Author
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Flannery O'Connor

Mar. 25, 1925 - Aug. 3, 1964

Writer
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T.S. Eliot

Sept. 26, 1888 - Jan. 4, 1965

Poet
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Paul Tillich

Aug. 20, 1886 - Oct. 22, 1965 Existentialist Philosopher and Theologian
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Charles E. Fuller

Apr. 25, 1887 - Mar. 18, 1968

Radio Evangelist and Founder of Fuller Seminary
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Karl Barth

May 10, 1886 - Dec. 10, 1968

Theologian and Writer
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Thomas Merton

Jan. 31, 1915 - Dec. 10, 1968

Trappist Monk and Writer
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Kyrillos VI

Aug. 2, 1902 - Mar. 9, 1971

Bishop of Alexandria
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Reinhold Niebuhr

June 21, 1892 - June 1, 1971

Theologian and Writer
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J.R.R. Tolkien

Jan. 3, 1892 - Sept. 2, 1973

Professor and Writer
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Robert Pierce

Oct. 18, 1914 - Sept. 4, 1978

Founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse
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Dorothy Day

Nov. 8, 1897 - Nov. 29, 1980

Journalist, Social Activist and Co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
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Jean Donovan

Apr. 10, 1953 - Dec. 2, 1980

Missionary to El Salvador volunteering to feed the poor during the country's civil war
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Marshall McLuhan

July 21, 1911 - Dec. 31, 1980

Philosopher in Communications Theory
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Keith Green

Oct. 21, 1953 - July 28, 1982

Musician and founder of Last Days Ministries
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Corrie ten Boom

Apr. 15, 1892 - Apr. 15, 1983 WWII and Concentration Camp Survivor
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Walker Percy

May 28, 1916 - May 10, 1990

Writer
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Thomas A. Dorsey

July 1, 1899 - Jan. 23, 1993

Minister of Music and Composer
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Jacques Ellul

Jan. 6, 1912 - May 19, 1994

Philosopher, Law Professor, and Sociologist
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Mother Teresa

Aug. 26, 1910 - Sept. 5, 1997

Missionary
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Rich Mullins

Oct. 21, 1955 - Sept. 19, 1997

Musician, Composer and Music Teacher to Navajo children
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John Wimber

Feb. 25, 1934 - Nov. 17, 1997

Founder of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship
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Ivan Illich

Sept. 4, 1926 - Dec. 2, 2002

Philosopher and Priest
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John Paul II

May 18, 1920 - Apr. 2, 2005

Bishop of Rome
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Ruth Graham

June 6, 1920 - June 14, 2007

Author, Poet, and Wife of Billy Graham
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Larry Norman

Apr. 8, 1947 - Feb. 24, 2008

Musician and Pioneer of modern Christian music
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Dec. 11, 1918 - Aug. 3, 2008

Writer and Historian
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Allan Sandage

June 18, 1926 - Nov. 13, 2010

Astronomer who determined the first reasonably accurate values for the Hubble constant and the age of the universe
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John Stott

Apr. 27, 1921 - July 27, 2011

Pastor, Theologian and Author
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Brennan Manning

Apr. 27, 1934 - Apr. 12, 2013 

Evangelist and Author
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Louis Zamperini

Jan. 26, 1917 - July 2, 2014

Olympic Athlete and War Hero
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Truett Cathy

Mar. 21, 1921 - Sept. 8, 2014

Founding Owner of Chick-Fil-A Restaurants
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P.D. James

Aug. 30, 1920 - Nov. 27, 2014

Author
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Jack Heaslip

Feb. 21, 1944 - Feb. 21, 2015

Parish Pastor and notably influential to the band U2
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John Chacha

Jan. 15, 1955 - Apr. 16, 2015

Missionary and Founder of Teamwork City of Hope in Tanzania
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Billy Graham

November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018 Evangelist
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