List of centenarians (religious figures)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as religious figures – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AgathoPope Agatho 577–681 103–104 Greek Roman Catholic Pope[1]
AinsworthLaban Ainsworth 1757–1858 100 American clergyman and pastor[2]
AmateauAlbert Jean Amateau 1889–1996 106 Turkish-born American Rabbi[3]
AndersonJoseph Anderson 1889–1992 102 American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[4]
AnthonySaint Anthony 251–356 105 Egyptian Christian saint[5]
BafileCorrado Bafile 1903–2005 101 Italian cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church[6]
Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero 1896–1998 101 Sri Lankan scholar-monk[7]
BlazheyovskyiDmytro Blazheyovskyi 1910–2011 100 Ukrainian scientist and religious author[8]
BoehmHenry Boehm 1775–1875 100 American clergyman and pastor[9]
BowersJoseph Oliver Bowers 1910–2012 102 Dominican Roman Catholic bishop[10]
CauwelaertJan van Cauwelaert 1914– 100 Belgian Roman Catholic bishop[11]
ChadertonLaurence Chaderton 1536–1640 103 English Anglican Puritan divine[12]
ChitrikYehuda Chitrik 1899–2006 106 American Rabbi[13]
CoffmanJames Burton Coffman 1905–2006 101 American Christian preacher and teacher[14]
ConwayWilliam C. Conway 1865–1969 104 American mysticism leader[15]
Hosius of Corduba 256–359 102 Ancient Roman Catholic bishop of Córdoba, Spain[16]
CostaJorge da Costa 1406–1508 101–102 Portuguese cardinal[17]
De AscaniisQuirino De Ascaniis 1908–2009 100 Italian priest[18]
DeviIndra Devi 1899–2002 102 Indian yoga teacher[19]
DharmawaraBhante Dharmawara 1889–1999 110 Cambodian-born monk and educator[20]
DodgeRalph Edward Dodge 1907–2008 101 American bishop of The Methodist Church[21]
DugganGeorge Duggan (priest) 1912–2012 100 New Zealand Catholic priest and apologist[22]
EliashivYosef Shalom Eliashiv 1910–2012 102 Israeli Rabbi[23]
EvansChristopher Evans 1909–2012 102 English chaplain and theologian[24]
FahsSophia Lyon Fahs 1876–1978 101 American Unitarian minister, educator and writer[25]
FrankEugene Maxwell Frank 1907–2009 101 American bishop of The Methodist Church[26]
FullerReginald C. Fuller 1908–2011 102 British Catholic priest[27]
GarciaJosé de Jesús García Ayala 1910–2014 103 Mexican Roman Catholic bishop[28]
GeretyPeter Leo Gerety 1912 – 102 American Roman Catholic bishop[29]
JacobsenFlorence S. Jacobsen 1913– 101 American President of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association[30]
JustMeir Just 1908–2010 101 Dutch Chief Rabbi[31]
KantiotesAugoustinos Kantiotes 1907–2010 103 Greek Orthodox bishop[32]
KhandztaGregory of Khandzta 759–861 101–102 Georgian saint of the Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church[33]
KripkeMyer S. Kripke 1914–2014 100 American rabbi[34]
HarmonNolan Bailey Harmon 1892–1993 100 American Methodist bishop and author[35]
HowardEdward Howard 1877–1983 105 American Roman Catholic archbishop[36]
HuanBen Huan 1907–2012 105 Chinese Buddhist[37]
Isaac of Armenia 338–439 100–101 Parthian Catholicos of Armenia[38]
John the Silent 452–558 106 Greek Christian saint[39]
KaduriYitzhak Kaduri 1899/1900–2006 106 Iraqi-born Orthodox rabbi and kabbalist[40]
KaplanMordecai Kaplan 1881–1983 102 Lithuanian founder of Reconstructionist Judaism[41]
LeadenGuillermo Leaden 1913–2014 100 Argentine Roman Catholic bishop[42]
LeulietGéry Leuliet 1910–2015 104 French bishop of the Roman Catholic Church[43]
McLaughlinBernard Joseph McLaughlin 1912–2015 102 American Roman Catholic bishop[44]
MennonnaAntonio Rosario Mennonna 1906–2009 103 Italian bishop of the Roman Catholic Church[45]
MidtboHalvor Midtbø 1883–1995 101 Norwegian priest and temperance activist[46]
MillerWilliam McElwee Miller 1892–1993 100 American missionary and author[47]
MinervaFrancesco Minerva 1904–2004 100 Italian archbishop emeritus of Lecce[48]
Narcissus of Jerusalem c. 99 – c. 215 116 Ancient Roman Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem[49]
Nell-BreuningOswald von Nell-Breuning 1890–1991 101 German Roman Catholic theologician and sociologist[50]
Nguyen, KhacNguyen Khac Ngu 1909–2009 100 Vietnamese bishop of the Roman Catholic Church[51]
Nguyên, ThienNguyen Van Thien 1906–2012 106 Vietnamese bishop of the Roman Catholic Church[52]
PerezOdorico Leovigildo Sáiz Pérez 1912–2012 100 Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Church[53]
PisaPandolfo Masca of Pisa 1101–1201 100 Italian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church[54]
QadiriMuhammad Qadiri 1552–1654 101 Pakistani Islamic scholar and preacher[55]
RinpocheChatral Rinpoche 1913– 101 Tibetan Buddhist yogi[56]
SalamisNicholas Salamis 1897–2005 108 Greek-born Canadian Greek Orthodox priest[57]
SasakiKyozan Joshu Sasaki 1907–2014 107 Japanese Rinzai Zen teacher[58]
ScheinbergChaim Pinchas Scheinberg 1910–2012 101 Israeli rabbi[59]
ShteinmanAharon Leib Shteinman 1914– 100-101 Israeli Haredi rabbi[60]
ShachElazar Shach 1899–2001 102 Israeli leading Haredi rabbi[61]
SmithEldred G. Smith 1907–2013 106 American former Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[62]
StokesMack B. Stokes 1911–2012 100 American bishop of the United Methodist Church[63]
SuvaddhanaNyanasamvara Suvaddhana 1913–2013 100 Supreme Patriarch of Thailand[64]
TeddlieTillit Sidney Teddlie 1885–1987 102 American hymnalist and pastor[65]
Tenkai 1536–1643 106–107 Japanese Tendai Buddhist monk[66]
TseienNicholas Kao Se Tseien 1897–2007 110 Chinese Catholic priest and oldest person ever to have a cataract operation[67]
TumlerMarian Tumler 1887–1987 100 Austrian theologian and Grand Master of the Teutonic Order[68]
WaldoDaniel Waldo 1762–1864 101 American clergyman[69]
WattersWarren Prall Watters 1890–1992 102 American founding archbishop of the Free Church of Antioch[70]
WelchHerbert George Welch 1862–1969 106 American Methodist bishop and president of Ohio Wesleyan University[71]
WinanceEleutherius Winance 1909–2009 100 Belgian monk and co-founder of St. Andrew's Abbey[72]
WosnerShmuel Wosner 1913– 101 Israeli Haredi Rabbi[73]
YankelewitzGershon Yankelewitz 1909–2014 105 Belarusian-born American rabbi[74]

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