WRITER

Aryadeva

200 - 250

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Āryadeva (fl. 3rd century CE) (IAST: Āryadeva; Tibetan: འཕགས་པ་ལྷ་, Wylie: 'phags pa lha, Chinese: 提婆 菩薩 Tipo pusa meaning Deva Bodhisattva), was a Mahayana Buddhist monk, a disciple of Nagarjuna and a Madhyamaka philosopher. Most sources agree that he was from "Siṃhala", which some scholars identify with Sri Lanka. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aryadeva has received more than 121,566 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Aryadeva is the 1,775th most popular writer (down from 1,702nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the 2nd most popular Sri Lankan Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Cittavisuddiprakarana
Buddhist Philosophy
Aksara-çatakam
Buddha and Buddhism
La clef: Vajrakuncikavidya : Sannketavidya [sic] = : le livre sacre des livres sacres
Catuḥśatakam
Early works to 1800, Mādhyamika (Buddhism)
Caryāmelāpakapradīpam =
Tripiṭaka, Early works to 1800, Commentaries

Page views of Aryadevas by language

Over the past year Aryadeva has had the most page views in the with 19,331 views, followed by Chinese (7,054), and Japanese (2,256). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (68.11%), Bulgarian (65.18%), and Tamil (45.41%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Aryadeva ranks 1,775 out of 7,302Before him are Joseph Joubert, Magnús Scheving, Ted Hughes, Felice Orsini, Miguel Hernández, and Anton Hansen Tammsaare. After him are Vasyl Stus, John Banville, Patricia Cornwell, Väinö Linna, Tonino Guerra, and Juan Donoso Cortés.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 200, Aryadeva ranks 41Before him are Zhuge Dan, Empress He, Hua Xiong, Marcia, Diogenes of Oenoanda, and Ingenuus. After him are Sallustia Orbiana, Yan Liang, Fulvia Plautilla, Julius Pollux, Maximus of Tyre, and Gongsun Du. Among people deceased in 250, Aryadeva ranks 8Before him are Pope Fabian, Denis, Philostratus, Herodian, Cai Yan, and Saint Mercurius. After him are Aristides Quintilianus, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Aryadeva ranks 8 out of 51Before him are Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Ranil Wickremesinghe (1949), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), William Chester Minor (1834), and Tony Hoare (1934). After him are St John Philby (1885), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike (1899), Chandrika Kumaratunga (1945), Jack Churchill (1906), and Heather Armitage (1933).

Among WRITERS In Sri Lanka

Among writers born in Sri Lanka, Aryadeva ranks 2Before him are Anagarika Dharmapala (1864). After him are Michael Ondaatje (1943), and Shehan Karunatilaka (1975).