This list of royal saints and martyrs
is a list of monarchs
, other royals
, and nobles
who have been canonized
, or who are otherwise named or revered as saints
in Christian churches. Their names are rendered in English and, where possible, in their own national language.
- Abgarus of Edessa, king of Osroene (orthodox)
- Alexander Nevsky (orthodox)
- Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy (catholic)
- Balthild, Queen of France and wife of King Clovis II, died 30 January 680 (catholic)
- Boris I of Bulgaria (orthodox)
- Canute IV of Denmark, known as "St. Canute", Danish "Knud 4. den Hellige" (catholic)
- Charlemagne, canonized by Antipope Paschal III; this decree was never confirmed by the Church; his cultus, however, was permitted at Aachen. Charlemagne is now regarded by some as having been informally beatified (catholic)
- Charles I of England, the only saint canonized by the Church of England after the Reformation; martyred January 30, 1649. Known as "St Charles, King and Martyr" (anglican)
- Charles I, Count of Flanders, known as "St. Charles the Good", French "Charles le Bon", Dutch "Karel de Goede" (catholic)
- Constantin Brancoveanu King of Wallachia (orthodox)
- Constantine King of Dumnonia, martyr, (confusion about identity)
- Constantine I, known as "St Constantine, Equal-to-the-Apostles", Greek "Κωνσταντίνος Α' Ἰσαπόστπλος". (orthodox)
- Constantine VI, emperor (orthodox)
- Constantine XI Palaiologos, known as "St. Constantine XI the Ethnomartyr", Saint of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic Churches, Greek "Κωνσταντίνος ΙΑ' Ἐθνομάρτυρας" (orthodox)
- David I of Scotland; son of Saint Margaret of Scotland, below; Gaelic "Naomh Daibhidh"(catholic, reference of sainthood ?)
- David IV of Georgia, also known as "David the Builder"; saint of the Georgian Church (orthodox)
- Edmund the Martyr of East Anglia (catholic)
- Edward the Confessor of England (catholic)
- Edward the Martyr of England (catholic)
- Edwin of Northumbria, known as "St. Edwin" (catholic)
- Queen Emma of Hawaii, help to found the Anglican church in Hawaii. Saint in US Episcopal Church. Feast day: November 28. (anglican)
- Eric IX of Sweden, martyred May 18, 1161 as he was leaving mass. His cultus grew immediately, but was forbidden by Pope Alexander III in 1172; although never formally canonized, he is revered as a patron saint of Sweden, and is referred to in passing as "St. Eric" in the Catholic Encyclopedia Swedish "Erik den helige" or "S:t Erik" (catholic)
- Ethelbert of Kent (catholic)
- Ethelbert of East Anglia (catholic)
- Ferdinand III of Castile; also known as "St. Ferdinand" or "Ferdinand III the Saint", Spanish "San Fernando"or "Fernando III el Santo". (catholic)
- Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, husband of Cunigunde of Luxemburg (see below); known as "St Henry II", German "Heinrich II. der Heilige" (Henry II the Holy) (catholic)
- Humbert III of Savoy (catholic)
- Jadwiga of Poland, also known as "St. Hedwig of Poland" or "St. Hedwig Queen of Poland", Polish "Św. Jadwiga Królowa Polski" (catholic)
- Justinian I, emperor (orthodox)
- Karl I of Austria, last kaiser of the Austrian Empire; beatified October 3, 2004; known as "Blessed Karl I" or "Blessed Karl of Austria", or sometimes as "Blessed Charles I of Austria"; German "Der Selige Kaiser Karl I" (catholic)
- Ladislaus I of Hungary, canonized in 1192; Hungarian "Szent László" (catholic)
- Lazar Hrebeljanović, Knez ("Prince" or "Duke") of Serbia; also known as "Tsar Lazar"; killed in action against the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Kosovo, 1389; canonized by the Serbian Orthodox Church as " Свети Косовски Великомученик кнез Лазар " ("Holy Great-Martyr of Kosovo Prince Lazar"); also called "Свети Цар Лазар" ("Holy Tsar Lazar")
- Louis IX of France, known as "St. Louis"; French "Saint Louis" (catholic)
- Ludwig IV of Thuringia, husband of Elisabeth of Hungary (see below); not canonized, but revered as a saint in Thuringia; German "Ludwig IV., der Heilige" (Ludwig IV the Holy) (catholic)
- Marcian emperor (orthodox)
- Mirdat of Iberia, martyr
- Mirian III of Iberia
- Neagoe Basarab King of Wallachia *Nicholas II of Russia, canonized in 1980 as saint and martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and as a saint and passion bearer by the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on August 14, 2000; Russian "Царь-Мученик Николай II" ("Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II") and "Святой Страстотерпец Царь Николай II" ("Holy Passion-Bearer Tsar Nicholas II") (orthodox)
- Olaf II of Norway, known as "St. Olav" or "St. Olave"; Old Norse "Oláfr hinn helgi"; Bokmål "Olav den hellige"; Nynorsk "Heilag-Olav" (catholic)
- Oswald of Northumbria, martyred August 5, 642 (catholic)
- Peter I of Bulgaria (orthodox)
- Stephen I of Hungary, canonized as "St. Stephen of Hungary", Hungarian "Szent István király" (catholic)
- Stephen the Great, King of Moldavia, repaused July 2, 1504; called "Athlete of Christianity"; one of the patron saints of Moldavia. Romanian "Dreptcredinciosul Voievod Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt"
- Tiridates III of Armenia, honoured as a saint in the Armenian Church
- Vladimir I of Kiev, first Christian ruler of Kiev; in the Russian Orthodox Church he is accorded a title meaning "equal to the Apostles". Russian "Владимир Святой"; Ukrainian "Володимир Святий" or "Святий рівноапостольний князь Володимир" ("Saint Equal-to-the-Apostles Duke Volodymyr")
- Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, martyred September 28, 935; subject of the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas"; patron of the Czech Republic. Czech "Svatý Václav", German "Heilige Wenzel"
Other royals and nobles
- Agnes of Bohemia, daugter of Otakar I of Bohemia; Czech "Sv. Anežka Česka"
- Alexandra Fyodorovna of Russia (Alix of Hesse)
- Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia
- Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
- Bertha of Kent; revered as a saint, but not canonized
- Bojan Enravota, prince of Bulgaria *Boris and Gleb, princes of Kiev
- Casimir, son of Casimir IV of Poland; also known as "St. Casimir of Poland" or "Saint Casimir Jagiełło"; Polish "Święty Kazimierz"
- Cunigunde of Luxemburg, wife of Henry II; Luxembourgish "Helleg Kunigunde"
- Dmitry of Moscow
- Edburga of Winchester, daughter of Edward the Elder
- Edburga of Bicester, daughter of Penda of Mercia
- Edburga of Minster-in-Thanet, or Heaburg, or Bugga, daughter of Centwine of Wessex
- Elizabeth Fyodorovna of Russia
- Elisabeth of Hungary, wife of Ludwig IV of Thuringia (see above); Hungarian "Árpádházi Szent Erzsébet" (Saint Elizabeth of Árpád's line)
- Elizabeth of Portugal, daughter of Pedro III of Aragon; wife of Denis of Portugal; also known as "Saint Queen Elizabeth" or "St. Isabel of Portugal"; Portuguese "Rainha Santa Isabel"
- Emeric of Hungary, son of Stephen I of Hungary, "Szent Imre" in Hungarian.
- Hedwig of Andechs, daughter of Berthold III, Count of Tyrol, wife of Henry I of Poland, canonized 1267 as "St. Hedwig of Andechs", Polish "Św. Jadwiga Śląska"
- Helena of Constantinople, Roman Empress, mother of Constantine I (above)
- Jeanne of France, daughter of Louis XI of France; wife of Louis XII of France; known as "St. Jeanne de Valois"; French "Ste Jeanne de France"
- Joana of Portugal, daughter of Afonso V of Portugal, joined the Dominican Order; known in Portugal as Santa Joana Princesa (Princess Saint Joan), although she as only been beatified
- Jolenta of Poland, daughter of Béla IV of Hungary; wife of Boleslaus the Pious of Poland; also known as "Blessed Yolande of Poland" and "Blessed Helen of Hungary"; Polish "Bł. Jolenty w Gnieźnie "
- Ketevan the Martyr, queen of Kakheti, canonized by the Georgian Church
- Kinga of Poland, daughter of Béla IV of Hungary; wife of Boleslaus V of Poland; also known as "St Kunigunda", "St Cunegunde", "St Kioga", or "St Zinga"; Polish "Świętej Kinga"
- Ludmila, Czech princess
- Mafalda of Portugal, O. Cist., daughter of Sancho I of Portugal and queen-consort of Castille; known in Portugal as Rainha Santa Mafalda (although only beatified)
- Margaret of Hungary, daughter of Béla IV of Hungary; Hungarian, "Árpád-házi Szent Margit" (St. Margaret of Árpád's line)
- Blessed Margaret of Savoy, Marchioness of Montferrat.
- Margaret of Scotland (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093), granddaughter of Edmund II of England; wife of Malcolm III of Scotland and mother of David I of Scotland (above); canonized in 1251 by Pope Innocent IV
- Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
- Nuno Álvares Pereira, O. Carm., ancestor of Portuguese House of Braganza
- Olga of Kiev, regent of son Svyatoslav I, Prince of Kiev; Russian "Свята Ольга" ("Holy Olga")
- Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
- Sancha of Portugal, O. Cist., daughter of Sancho I of Portugal; known in Portugal as Rainha Santa Sancha (although only beatified)
- Teresa of Portugal, O. Cist., daughter of Sancho I of Portugal and queen-consort of León; known in Portugal as Rainha Santa Teresa (although only beatified)
- Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
- Prince Vladimir Paley
- Prince Ioann Konstantinovich of Russia
- Prince Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia
- Prince Igor Konstantinovich of Russia