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Anthony de Mello

1931 - 1987

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Anthony de Mello, also known as Tony de Mello (4 September 1931 – 2 June 1987), was an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer, and public speaker, de Mello wrote several books on spirituality and hosted numerous spiritual retreats and conferences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony de Mello has received more than 455,629 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony de Mello is the 865th most popular religious figure (down from 754th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from India (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Religious Figure.

Anthony de Mello is most famous for his books of spiritual wisdom, such as Awareness, Sadhana, and The Way to Love.

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Among religious figures, Anthony de Mello ranks 865 out of 2,238Before him are Dayananda Saraswati, Aristides of Athens, Frumentius, Lothair II of Italy, Antipope Felix II, and Eulalia of Barcelona. After him are Wasil ibn Ata, Pierre Cauchon, Antipope John VIII, Stanislaus Kostka, Rose Kennedy, and Cyril Lucaris.

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Among people born in 1931, Anthony de Mello ranks 73Before him are Clive Cussler, Charles Taylor, Rita Moreno, Sam Cooke, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and Hamilton O. Smith. After him are Carroll Baker, Stephen Boyd, Margarita Lozano, Richard F. Heck, Larry Silverstein, and Thorvald Stoltenberg. Among people deceased in 1987, Anthony de Mello ranks 34Before him are Jean Anouilh, Nobusuke Kishi, Jaco Pastorius, Georg Wittig, Erskine Caldwell, and André Masson. After him are Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, Peter Tosh, Peter Medawar, and Mahadevi Varma.

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Among people born in India, Anthony de Mello ranks 133 out of 1,493Before him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Vidyapati (1352), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Dayananda Saraswati (1824), and Prithviraj Chauhan (1159). After him are Mamnoon Hussain (1940), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Ravidas (1450), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Madhvacharya (1199), and Pratibha Patil (1934).


Among religious figures born in India, Anthony de Mello ranks 13Before him are Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Maudgalyayana (-568), Radha (null), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), and Dayananda Saraswati (1824). After him are Ravi Shankar (1956), Jayadeva (1170), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Guru Arjan (1563), and Mata Amritanandamayi (1953).