14th Dalai Lama

1935 - Today

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The 14th Dalai Lama (spiritual name Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, known as Tenzin Gyatso; né Lhamo Thondup), known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people, is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and a retired political leader of the nation. Born on 6 July 1935, or in the Tibetan calendar, in the Wood-Pig Year, 5th month, 5th day, he is considered a living Bodhisattva; specifically, an emanation of Guanyin (Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva) . He is also the leader of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, formally headed by the Ganden Tripa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of 14th Dalai Lama has received more than 8,789,979 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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