Gautama Buddha

566 BC - 452 BC

Gautama Buddha

The Buddha (also known as Siddhartha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama) was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE). He is revered as the founder of the world religion of Buddhism, and worshiped by most Buddhist schools as the Enlightened One who has transcended Karma and escaped the cycle of birth and rebirth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gautama Buddha has received more than 15,552,748 page views. His biography is available in 179 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular philosopher.

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  • 179

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Among philosophers, Gautama Buddha ranks 4 out of 1,005Before him are Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates. After him are Confucius, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Pythagoras, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Among people born in 566 BC, Gautama Buddha ranks 1 Among people deceased in 452 BC, Gautama Buddha ranks 1

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In India

Among people born in India, Gautama Buddha ranks 1 out of 848After him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Indira Gandhi (1917).


Among philosophers born in India, Gautama Buddha ranks 1After him are Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Ramakrishna (1836), Vyasa (-390), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Sri Aurobindo (1872).

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