600 BC - 500 BC


Ānanda (5th–4th century BCE) was the primary attendant of the Buddha and one of his ten principal disciples. Among the Buddha's many disciples, Ānanda stood out for having the best memory. Most of the texts of the early Buddhist Sutta-Piṭaka (Pāli; Sanskrit: Sūtra-Piṭaka) are attributed to his recollection of the Buddha's teachings during the First Buddhist Council. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ānanda has received more than 125,797 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 198th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Ānanda ranks 198 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Julius III, Pope Innocent VII, Philip Melanchthon, Jacques de Molay, Jeremiah, and Joseph of Arimathea. After him are Tomás de Torquemada, Joachim, Ambrose, Hagar, Pope John VIII, and Pope Benedict XIII.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Ānanda ranks 7Before him are Cyrus the Great, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Esther, Lucretia, Peisistratos, and Servius Tullius. After him are Tomyris, Belshazzar, Polycrates, Alexander I of Macedon, Lucius Junius Brutus, and Cambyses I. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Ānanda ranks 3Before him are Esther and Myron. After him are Polykleitos, Leucippus, Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, Rāhula, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Obadiah, Amestris, and Polygnotus.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ānanda ranks 17 out of 848Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Vivien Leigh (1913), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Nagarjuna (150), and Shivaji (1627). After him are Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Rama (null), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), and Adi Shankara (788).


Among religious figures born in India, Ānanda ranks 1After him are Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Mahavira (-599), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Maudgalyayana (-568), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Anthony de Mello (1931), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Radha (null).

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