George Gurdjieff

1866 - 1949

George Gurdjieff

George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (, Russian: Гео́ргий Ива́нович Гурджи́ев, Greek: Γεώργιος Γεωργιάδης, Armenian: Գեորգի Գյուրջիև; 31 March 1866/14 January 1872/28 November 1877 – 29 October 1949) was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol (now Gyumri), Armenia. Gurdjieff taught that most humans do not possess a unified consciousness and thus live their lives in a state of hypnotic "waking sleep", but that it is possible to awaken to a higher state of consciousness and achieve full human potential. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Gurdjieff has received more than 1,297,487 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 119th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, George Gurdjieff ranks 117 out of 1,005Before him are Antisthenes, Charles Fourier, Bodhidharma, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Aristippus. After him are Emil Cioran, Oswald Spengler, Ramon Llull, Duns Scotus, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, and Eusebius.

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Among people born in 1866, George Gurdjieff ranks 6Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, H. G. Wells, and Erik Satie. After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Agnelli, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1949, George Gurdjieff ranks 4Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck, Richard Strauss, and Sigrid Undset. After him are Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, James Ensor, Hassan al-Banna, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, and August Krogh.

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In Armenia

Among people born in Armenia, George Gurdjieff ranks 1 out of 86After him are Tigranes the Great (-140), Gregory the Illuminator (257), Anastas Mikoyan (1895), Artem Mikoyan (1905), Tiridates III of Armenia (255), Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan (1305), Expeditus (300), Khachatur Abovian (1805), Servatius of Tongeren (400), Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869), and Najm ad-Din Ayyub (1100).


Among philosophers born in Armenia, George Gurdjieff ranks 1After him are Anania Shirakatsi (610).

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