Ananda Coomaraswamy

1877 - 1947

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Ananda Kentish Muthu Coomaraswamy (Tamil: ஆனந்த குமாரசுவாமி, Āṉanta Kentiś Muthū Kumāracuvāmi; Sinhala: ආනන්ද කුමාරස්වාමි Ānanda Kumārasvāmī; 22 August 1877 − 9 September 1947) was a Ceylonese metaphysician, historian and a philosopher of Indian art who was an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ananda Coomaraswamy has received more than 591,371 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ananda Coomaraswamy is the 518th most popular philosopher (up from 543rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Sri Lanka (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Philosopher.

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Over the past year Ananda Coomaraswamy has had the most page views in the with 78,588 views, followed by Sinhalese (21,579), and Spanish (7,057). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Armenian (319.81%), Catalan (193.54%), and Pashto (120.73%)


Among philosophers, Ananda Coomaraswamy ranks 518 out of 1,267Before him are Rodolphus Agricola, Thomas Nagel, Linji Yixuan, Charles Taylor, Annemarie Schimmel, and A. J. Ayer. After him are Louis Couturat, William of Champeaux, Eduard Spranger, Émile Chartier, Shen Buhai, and Henry Corbin.

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Among people born in 1877, Ananda Coomaraswamy ranks 39Before him are Henry Norris Russell, James Jeans, Alben W. Barkley, Princess Auguste of Bavaria, Emil Abderhalden, and Endre Ady. After him are Ulrich Salchow, Vasil Kolarov, Otto Gross, Sadao Araki, Raymond Roussel, and Edmund Landau. Among people deceased in 1947, Ananda Coomaraswamy ranks 54Before him are Reynaldo Hahn, Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke, P. D. Ouspensky, Franz Böhme, Victor Serge, and Dorothea Binz. After him are Gusztáv Jány, Franz Ritter von Epp, Huda Sha'arawi, Slavko Kvaternik, Hermine Reuss of Greiz, and Alfredo Casella.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Ananda Coomaraswamy ranks 3 out of 51Before him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), and Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954). After him are Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Aryadeva (200), St John Philby (1885), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), and Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945).


Among philosophers born in Sri Lanka, Ananda Coomaraswamy ranks 1