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14th Dalai Lama

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The 14th Dalai Lama (spiritual name Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, known as Tenzin Gyatso (Tibetan: བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Hindi: दलायि लामा , Wylie: bsTan-'dzin rgya-mtsho); né Lhamo Thondup), known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people, is the current Dalai Lama. He is the highest spiritual leader and former head of the country of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, or in the Tibetan calendar, in the Wood-Pig Year, 5th month, 5th day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of 14th Dalai Lama has received more than 10,397,696 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). 14th Dalai Lama is the 46th most popular religious figure (down from 34th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from China (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Religious Figure.

The 14th Dalai Lama is most famous for being the spiritual and political leader of Tibet.

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  • 113

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  • 10.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.60

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Among religious figures, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 46 out of 2,238Before him are Pope John Paul I, Pope John XXIII, Joshua, Judas Iscariot, Ignatius of Loyola, and Saul. After him are Mary Magdalene, Pope Gregory I, Job, Pope Pius XII, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Jerome.

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Among people born in 1935, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 3Before him are Alain Delon and Elvis Presley. After him are Luciano Pavarotti, Salman of Saudi Arabia, Woody Allen, José Mujica, Mahmoud Abbas, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Hussein of Jordan, Donald Sutherland, and Françoise Sagan.

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Among people born in China, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 8 out of 1,392Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Sun Tzu (-544), and Zheng He (1387). After him are Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Sima Qian (-145), Xi Jinping (1953), and Puyi (1906).


Among religious figures born in China, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 1After him are 13th Dalai Lama (1876), Je Tsongkhapa (1357), Bao Xishun (1951), 11th Dalai Lama (1838), Sengcan (529), Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Joseph Zen (1932), Jianzhen (688), Gan Ji (101), Yijing (635), and Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901).

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