With 2,001 biographies, Religious Figures are the 8th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Singers, Musicians, and Athletes.

Pantheon has 1,968 people classified as religious figures born between 3500 BC and 1989. Of these 1,968, 312 (15.85%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living religious figures include Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and 14th Dalai Lama. The most famous deceased religious figures include Muhammad, Jesus, and Martin Luther.

Living Religious Figures

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Deceased Religious Figures

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Most religious figures were born in Italy (420), France (131), and Turkey (94). By city, the most common birth places were Rome (148), Istanbul (31), and Jerusalem (25).The most common death places of religious figures were Italy (447), France (125), and Turkey (78). By city, these were Rome (302), Istanbul (35), and Paris (27).

The earliest biographies classified as religious figures in Pantheon are Methuselah, Rachel, and Idris.  The concentration of religious figures was largest during the Scribal Era, which lasted from 500 BC to 1449. Some birth or death locations for earlier religious figures are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Religious Figures were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Religious Figures since 1700.

Religious Figures are found within the Institutions domain which also includes Politicians, Military Personnels, Noblemen, Diplomats, and Pilots.