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 424,302 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. 5th Dalai Lama is the 1,033rd most popular politician (up from 2,472nd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from China (up from 197th in 2019) and the 40th 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 1,033 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Wu of Jin, Richard Cromwell, Zachary Taylor, Jalal Talabani, Probus, and Abdullah I of Jordan. After him are Jean Monnet, Frederick V of Denmark, Grover Cleveland, Nestor, Stanisław August Poniatowski, and Andrew II of Hungary.

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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, Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg, Elias Ashmole, Emanuel de Witte, Leopoldo de' Medici, Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, John Michael Wright, and Yun Hyu. Among people deceased in 1682, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 5Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Claude Lorrain, Evliya Çelebi, and Feodor III of Russia. After him are Jacob van Ruisdael, Johann Joachim Becher, Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, Baldassare Longhena, Avvakum, and Jean Picard.

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Among people born in China, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 69 out of 1,186Before him are Wanli Emperor (1563), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Jiang Qing (1914), Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628), Han Fei (-280), and Jet Li (1963). After him are Sun Ce (175), Hua Guofeng (1921), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Xun Kuang (-313), Li Si (-280), and Xuande Emperor (1399).


Among politicians born in China, 5th Dalai Lama ranks 40Before him are Guangxu Emperor (1871), Emperor Yao (-2324), Wanli Emperor (1563), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Jiang Qing (1914), and Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628). After him are Hua Guofeng (1921), Xianfeng Emperor (1831), Li Si (-280), Xuande Emperor (1399), Chongzhen Emperor (1611), and Daoguang Emperor (1782).