Dayananda Saraswati

1824 - 1883

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Dayanand Saraswati () (born Mool Shankar Tiwari; 12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883), was a Hindu philosopher, social leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a reform movement of Hinduism. His book Satyarth Prakash has remained one of the influential texts on the philosophy of the Vedas and clarifications of various ideas and duties of human beings. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as "India for Indians" in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dayananda Saraswati has received more than 3,267,889 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Dayananda Saraswati is the 872nd most popular religious figure (up from 883rd in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from India and the 14th most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Dayananda Saraswati ranks 872 out of 3,187Before him are Mata Amritanandamayi, Lawrence of Brindisi, Mikao Usui, Sai Baba of Shirdi, Tarasios of Constantinople, and Hélder Câmara. After him are Columba, Philipp Spener, Hans Egede, Caesar Baronius, Ebussuud Efendi, and Gerard Majella.

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Among people born in 1824, Dayananda Saraswati ranks 15Before him are Paul Broca, Pierre Janssen, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Wilkie Collins, Marie Duplessis, and Carl Reinecke. After him are Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, Stonewall Jackson, William Huggins, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, and William Walker. Among people deceased in 1883, Dayananda Saraswati ranks 14Before him are Midhat Pasha, Joseph Plateau, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Thomas Mayne Reid, and Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Eva Gonzalès, Pertevniyal Sultan, Sojourner Truth, Prince Charles of Prussia, Ranavalona II, and Tự Đức.

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Among people born in India, Dayananda Saraswati ranks 130 out of 1,861Before him are Ravi Shankar (1956), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Lakshmi Mittal (1950). After him are Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Gangubai Kothewali (1939), Ajatashatru (-500), and Bharata Muni (-1000).


Among religious figures born in India, Dayananda Saraswati ranks 14Before him are Maudgalyayana (-568), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Ravi Shankar (1956), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), and Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835). After him are Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Guru Arjan (1563), Jayadeva (1170), Anthony de Mello (1931), and George Alencherry (1945).