- Category : 1852-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
French Roman Catholic priest, a central figure in the conspiracy theories surrounding the village of Rennes-le-Château. These theories were later used by Dan Brown in "The Da Vinci Code" (2003) where the fictional character Jacques Saunière is named after the priest.
François Bérenger Saunière died on 22 January 1917 at age 64. In September 2004, the mayor of Rennes-le-Château exhumed Saunière's corpse from the cemetery and reburied it in a concrete sarcophagus to protect it from grave-robbers. Since then, the cemetery has been closed to the general public.