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Devadatta was by tradition a Buddhist monk, cousin and brother-in-law of Gautama Siddhārtha. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Devadatta has received more than 343,023 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Devadatta is the 464th most popular religious figure (up from 490th in 2019).

Devadatta is most famous for trying to kill the Buddha.

Memorability Metrics

  • 340k

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  • 74.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Devadatta ranks 464 out of 2,272Before him are Genevieve, Antipope Clement VII, Micah, John Wesley, Rose of Lima, and Pope Anastasius III. After him are Umm Salama, Saint Maurice, Thomas Becket, Bruno of Cologne, Pope Marcellinus, and Tollund Man.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, Devadatta ranks 7Before him are Elijah, Jeroboam, Nathan, Shoshenq I, Asa of Judah, and Abijah of Judah. After him are Baasha of Israel, King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, Michal, and Zimri.

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