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5th Dalai Lama

1617 - 1682

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Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (Tibetan: ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wylie: Ngag-dbang blo-bzang rgya-mtsho; Tibetan pronunciation: [ŋɑ̀wɑ̀ŋ lɔ́psɑ̀ŋ cɑ̀t͡só]; 1617–1682) was the 5th Dalai Lama and the first Dalai Lama to wield effective temporal and spiritual power over all Tibet. He is often referred to simply as the Great Fifth, being a key religious and temporal leader of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibet. Gyatso is credited with unifying all Tibet under the Ganden Phodrang after a Mongol military intervention which ended a protracted era of civil wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of 5th Dalai Lama has received more than 473,364 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. 5th Dalai Lama is the 989th most popular politician (up from 1,032nd in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from China (up from 69th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Chinese Politician.

The 5th Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso, is most famous for his role in the Tibetan Buddhist world. He became the Dalai Lama at the age of 5, and was a major proponent of Buddhism.

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Among politicians, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 989 out of 15,577Before him are Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Bolesław I the Brave, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Zoë Porphyrogenita, and Phocas. After him are Muhammad II of Khwarazm, Clement Attlee, George II of Greece, Josep Borrell, Alauddin Khalji, and Leo VI the Wise.

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Among people born in 1617, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 2Before him is Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. After him are Gerard ter Borch, Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg, Leopoldo de' Medici, Emanuel de Witte, Elias Ashmole, Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony, Yun Hyu, and John Michael Wright. Among people deceased in 1682, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 4Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Claude Lorrain, and Feodor III of Russia. After him are Evliya Çelebi, Jacob van Ruisdael, Johann Joachim Becher, Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, Avvakum, Baldassare Longhena, and Thomas Browne.

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Among people born in China, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 62 out of 1,392Before him are Hua Guofeng (1921), Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Yao (-2324), Guangxu Emperor (1871), Zhang Fei (167), and Emperor Yingzong of Ming (1427). After him are Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Li Si (-280), Xiang Yu (-232), Han Fei (-280), Xuande Emperor (1399), and Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685).


Among politicians born in China, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 37Before him are Sima Yi (179), Hua Guofeng (1921), Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Yao (-2324), Guangxu Emperor (1871), and Emperor Yingzong of Ming (1427). After him are Jiaqing Emperor (1760), Li Si (-280), Xiang Yu (-232), Xuande Emperor (1399), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), and Yu the Great (-2123).