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Āryadeva (fl. 3rd century CE) (IAST: Āryadeva; Tibetan: འཕགས་པ་ལྷ་, Wylie: 'phags pa lha), was a Mahayana Buddhist monk, a disciple of Nagarjuna and author of several texts on Madhyamaka philosophy. He is also known as Kanadeva, recognized as the 15th patriarch in Chan Buddhism, and as "Bodhisattva Deva" in Sri Lanka. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aryadeva has received more than 78,983 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Aryadeva is the 1,838th most popular writer (down from 1,779th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Sri Lanka (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Sri Lankan Writer.

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Among writers, Aryadeva ranks 1,838 out of 5,794Before him are Nordahl Grieg, Hjalmar Söderberg, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, Xenophon of Ephesus, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, and Frédéric Ozanam. After him are Alex Haley, Arthur Machen, Tadeusz Borowski, Moschus, François Coppée, and Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.

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Among people born in 200, Aryadeva ranks 39Before him are Ingenuus, Bhāsa, Tatiana of Rome, Fulvia Plautilla, Numenius of Apamea, and Alciphron. After him are Sansang of Goguryeo, Maximus of Tyre, Fructuosus, Hierocles, Sallustia Orbiana, and Julius Pollux. Among people deceased in 250, Aryadeva ranks 8Before him are Pope Fabian, Denis, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, Herodian, Philostratus, and Cai Yan. After him are Saint Mercurius, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Aryadeva ranks 4 out of 39Before him are Patanjali (-200), Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), and Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954). After him are Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Jack Churchill (1906), St John Philby (1885), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), and Michael Ondaatje (1943).

Among WRITERS In Sri Lanka

Among writers born in Sri Lanka, Aryadeva ranks 1After him are Anagarika Dharmapala (1864) and Michael Ondaatje (1943).