PHILOSOPHER

Gautama Buddha

566 BC - 452 BC

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Gautama Buddha (also Siddhārtha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama; Shakyamuni, Sakkamuni; and The Buddha) was an ascetic and spiritual teacher of ancient India who lived during the 6th or 5th century BCE. He was the founder of Buddhism and is revered by Buddhists as a fully enlightened being who taught a path to Nirvana (lit. vanishing or extinguishing), freedom from ignorance, craving, rebirth and suffering. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha was born in Lumbini in what is now Nepal, to highborn parents of the Shakya clan, but abandoned his family to live as a wandering ascetic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gautama Buddha has received more than 21,958,459 page views. His biography is available in 190 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 185 in 2019). Gautama Buddha is the 7th most popular philosopher (down from 5th in 2019), the most popular biography from Nepal and the most popular Philosopher.

Gautama Buddha is most famous for being the founder of Buddhism. He is also famous for his teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

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  • 22M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 90.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 190

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Gautama Buddha ranks 7 out of 1,081Before him are Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Pythagoras, and René Descartes. After him are Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Avicenna, John Locke, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Contemporaries

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 Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Gautama Buddha ranks 1 out of 55After him are Tenzing Norgay (1914), Sita (null), Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Yaśodharā (-600), Śuddhodana (-590), Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), Janaka (null), Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), and Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Nepal

Among philosophers born in Nepal, Gautama Buddha ranks 1