14th Dalai Lama

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The 14th Dalai Lama (spiritual name Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, known as Tenzin Gyatso; born Lhamo Dhondup, 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and considered a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. The Dalai Lamas are also leaders of the Gelug school, which is the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism and was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas. From the time of the 5th Dalai Lama to 1959, the central government of Tibet, the Ganden Phodrang, invested the position of Dalai Lama with temporal duties.The 14th Dalai Lama was born in Taktser (Hongya in Chinese), in the east of Qinghai province (Amdo in Tibetan). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of 14th Dalai Lama has received more than 7,305,042 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 107 in 2019). 14th Dalai Lama is the 34th most popular religious figure (up from 37th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from China (up from 9th 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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Among religious figures, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 34 out of 2,272Before him are James, son of Zebedee, Jonah, Matthew the Apostle, Pope John Paul I, John the Apostle, and Pope Pius XII. After him are Isaac, Saul, Ignatius of Loyola, Anthony of Padua, Pope Gregory I, and Joshua.

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

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Among people born in China, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 7 out of 1,186Before him are Confucius (-551), Mao Zedong (1893), Huang Xianfan (1899), Qin Shi Huang (-258), Laozi (-604), and Sun Tzu (-543). After him are Zheng He (1387), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), and Kublai Khan (1215).


Among religious figures born in China, 14th Dalai Lama ranks 1After him are 13th Dalai Lama (1876), Je Tsongkhapa (1357), 6th Dalai Lama (1683), 11th Dalai Lama (1838), Bao Xishun (1951), Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Joseph Zen (1932), Jianzhen (688), Yijing (635), Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901), and John Baptist Wu (1925).

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