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Gorakhnath (also known as Goraksanath, c. early 11th century) was a Hindu yogi, saint who was the influential founder of the Nath Hindu monastic movement in India He is considered one of the two notable disciples of Matsyendranath. His followers are called yogis, Gorakhnathi, Darshani or Kanphata.He was one of nine saints also known as Navnath and is widely popular in Maharashtra, India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gorakhnath has received more than 977,658 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Gorakhnath is the 526th most popular philosopher (up from 535th in 2019).

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Among philosophers, Gorakhnath ranks 526 out of 1,081Before him are Karl Korsch, Guillaume Budé, Antony Flew, Saul Kripke, Carl Stumpf, and Arthur Danto. After him are Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Hegesias of Cyrene, Huiyuan, Al-Shahrastani, Al-Baydawi, and Dharmakirti.

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Among people born in 1100, Gorakhnath ranks 28Before him are Kerbogha, Bernard de Tremelay, Niklot, Henry, Ragnvald Knaphövde, and George Kedrenos. After him are Malik Shah, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Teobaldo Boccapecci, Anushtegin Gharchai, Wace, and Jabir ibn Aflah. Among people deceased in 1200, Gorakhnath ranks 8Before him are Ibn al-Jawzi, Ala ad-Din Tekish, Trota of Salerno, Emperor Guangzong of Song, Joscelin III, Count of Edessa, and Edgar Ætheling. After him are Otto I, Count of Burgundy, Gilbert Horal, John Doukas, Robert of Chester, William of Apulia, and Theodora Komnene.

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