List of former Buddhists
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The following is a list of former Buddhists who no longer identify as such, organized by their current religious affiliation or ideology.
|David Yonggi Cho||South Korean||senior pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church|||
|Mitsuo Fuchida||Japanese||Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service captain noted for involvement in the attack on Pearl Harbor who later became an evangelist|||
|Zack Lee||Indonesian||actor and boxer|||
|Jaruvan Maintaka||Thai||former Auditor-General of Thailand|||
|Chieko N. Okazaki||American||Relief Society leader|||
|Talduwe Somarama||Sri Lankan||former Buddhist monk and assassin|||
|Charlie Soong||Chinese||businessman and missionary|||
|Janice Vidal||Hong Konger||singer|||
|Paul Williams||English||professor in Indian religions at the University of Bristol|||
|Vanness Wu||Taiwan||actor and singer|||
- Mihirakula – Huna ruler
- Rajasinghe I – Sri Lankan king who conquered Kandy
- Rishabhadatta – Satrap viceroy
- Rudradaman I – Satrap ruler and conqueror of the Satavahanas
- Vasudeva I – Kushan king and numismatist
- The Barmakid family – originally the guardians of the great Buddhist shrine near Balkh, upon conversion they became "the greatest family" in the early Abbasid caliphate
- Mahmud Ghazan – seventh ruler of the Ilkhanate
- Korguz – was an Uyghur governor of Khorasan during the reign of the Mongol ruler Ogedei Khan
- Muhammad Khodabandeh – eighth Ilkhaid dynasty ruler in Iran from 1304 to 1316
- Mubarak Shah – head of the ulus of the Chagatai Khanate (1252–1260, March–September 1266)
- Daniel Moore – poet
- Donei Kalaminjaa – king of the Maldives
- Tarmashirin – Khan of the Chagatai Khanate following Duwa Timur
- Hussein Ye – Islamic scholar of Chinese descent whose lectures are frequently aired on Peace TV
- Jihadi Sid – member of Islamic State; converted from Buddhism to Islam
- Profile of Rev. David Yonggi Cho
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- From Pearl Harbor to Calvary by Mitsuo Fuchida.
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- "New Relief Society General Presidency Called," Ensign, May 1990, pp. 110–11.
- "Ceylon: To Find Forgiveness – TIME". Time.com. 1962-07-13. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- "The Chinese Revolution and Chinese Communism". Web.ku.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- Janice Vidal (2009). Twins effect inspires Janice Vidal (衛蘭) (interview footage). Hong Kong: South China Morning Post.
- Janice: Except God, I trust Leon the Most (Traditional Chinese), Oriental Daily, Retrieved on 2010-07-08
- Buddhism: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies Edited and with a new introduction by Paul Williams (London: Routledge, 2005). Eight volumes. ISBN 978-0-415-33226-2
- Tan, Theresa. "Vanness Wu: Christian First, Entertainer Second". City News. Retrieved March 20, 2009.
- Thakur, Upendra. The Hunas in India. The Chowkhamba Senskrit, Banaras, 1967.
- Dona Catherina: the last empress of Lanka Lanka Library
- Divatia 42
- Divatia, N. B. (1993). Gujarati Language and Literature. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 8120606485.
- Coins of India Calcutta : Association Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1922
- Kennedy, Hugh (2004). The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates. Longman. pp. 137, 143.
- Mahmud Ghazan. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2 July 2007.
- Genghis Khan: his life and legacy By Paul Ratchnevsky, Thomas Nivison Haining, pg. 204
- The Cambridge history of Iran, Volume 5 By University of Cambridge, pg. 204
- Limbert, J. W. (2004). Shiraz in the age of Hafez: the glory of a medieval Persian city. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p.87
- A Sketch of the History of Hindustan from the First Muslim Conquest to the Fall of the Mughal Empire by H. G. Keene
- Moore, Abd al-Hayy.CHOOSING ISLAM: ONE MAN'S TALE. University of New Hampshire.
- Maldives By Stefania Lamberti, pg.15
- "The Chaghadaids and Islam: the conversion of Tarmashirin Khan (1331–34). – Journal, Magazine, Article, Periodical". Goliath.ecnext.com. 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- "Peace Tv". Peacetv.in. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
- "Jihadi Sid converted from Buddhism to Islamic extremism after attending Omar Bakri sermon". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-13.