George Gurdjieff

1866 - 1949

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George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (, Russian: Гео́ргий Ива́нович Гурджи́ев, Greek: Γεώργιος Γεωργιάδης, Armenian: Գեորգի Գյուրջիև, Georgian: გიორგი ივანეს ძე გურჯიევი; 31 March 1866/14 January 1872/28 November 1877 – 29 October 1949) was a Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandropol, Russian Empire (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 1,428,171 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). George Gurdjieff is the 111th most popular philosopher (up from 116th in 2019), the most popular biography from Armenia and the most popular Armenian Philosopher.

George Gurdjieff is most famous for his book, "Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson."

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Among philosophers, George Gurdjieff ranks 111 out of 1,089. Before him are Ibn Taymiyyah, Nagarjuna, Bonaventure, Tommaso Campanella, Eusebius, and Pyrrho. After him are Antisthenes, Aristippus, Zhu Xi, John Rawls, Emil Cioran, and Ibn Arabi.

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Among people born in 1866, George Gurdjieff ranks 6Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, and H. G. Wells. After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, 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, Charles Ponzi, Hassan al-Banna, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, and Kim Jong-suk.

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In Armenia

Among people born in Armenia, George Gurdjieff ranks 1 out of 124. After him are Tigranes the Great (-140), Leo V the Armenian (775), Gregory the Illuminator (257), Anastas Mikoyan (1895), Artem Mikoyan (1905), Karekin II (1951), Tiridates III of Armenia (255), Najm ad-Din Ayyub (1100), Armen Sarkissian (1953), Hayk (410), and Shirkuh (1100).


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