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Gampopa Sönam Rinchen (Tibetan: སྒམ་པོ་པ་བསོད་ནམས་རིན་ཆེན་, Wylie: sgam po pa bsod nams rin chen, 1079–1153) was the main student of Milarepa, and a Tibetan Buddhist master who codified his own master's ascetic teachings, which form the foundation of the Kagyu educational tradition. Gampopa was also a doctor and tantric master. He authored the first Lamrim text, Jewel Ornament of Liberation, and founded the Dagpo Kagyu school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gampopa has received more than 80,011 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Gampopa is the 1,443rd most popular writer (up from 1,529th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from China and the 32nd most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 80k

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  • 67.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Gampopa ranks 1,443 out of 5,794Before him are Martin Gardner, Li Qingzhao, Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Madame d'Aulnoy, and Sadegh Hedayat. After him are B. K. S. Iyengar, Margherita Sarfatti, Bruno Schulz, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Stig Dagerman, and Marcel Aymé.

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Among people born in 1079, Gampopa ranks 4Before him are Peter Abelard, Kilij Arslan I, and Judah Halevi. After him are Yejong of Goryeo and Emperor Horikawa. Among people deceased in 1153, Gampopa ranks 6Before him are Bernard of Clairvaux, Pope Eugene III, Anna Komnene, David I of Scotland, and Bernard de Tremelay. After him are Al-Shahrastani and Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne.

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In China

Among people born in China, Gampopa ranks 394 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Jingzong of Tang (809), Ba Jin (1904), Emperor Huai of Jin (300), Li Qingzhao (1084), Daniel C. Tsui (1939), and Emperor Chong of Han (143). After him are Wen Tianxiang (1236), Run Run Shaw (1907), Yan Xishan (1883), Qian Xuesen (1911), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (810), and Emperor Shang of Tang (695).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Gampopa ranks 32Before him are J. G. Ballard (1930), Liang Qichao (1873), Lu Yu (733), Qiu Chuji (1148), Ba Jin (1904), and Li Qingzhao (1084). After him are Wen Tianxiang (1236), Mao Dun (1896), Du Mu (803), Sima Xiangru (-179), Watchman Nee (1903), and Li Yu (1610).