PHILOSOPHER

Hakuin Ekaku

1686 - 1769

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Hakuin Ekaku (白隠 慧鶴, January 19, 1686 – January 18, 1769) was one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hakuin Ekaku has received more than 217,549 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hakuin Ekaku is the 785th most popular philosopher (down from 732nd in 2019), the 707th most popular biography from Japan (down from 654th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Hakuin Ekaku ranks 785 out of 1,081Before him are Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Nikephoros Blemmydes, Glaucon, and Domingo de Soto. After him are Donald Davidson, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Michael J. Sandel, Jean Starobinski, Clitomachus, and Joseph Albo.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1686, Hakuin Ekaku ranks 9Before him are Benedetto Marcello, Hans Egede, Charles, Duke of Berry, Senesino, Vasily Tatishchev, and Jean-Baptiste Oudry. After him are Antoine de Jussieu, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Andrey Osterman, Cosmas Damian Asam, Giuseppe Simone Assemani, and Domenico Montagnana. Among people deceased in 1769, Hakuin Ekaku ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement XIII and Pontiac. After him are Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, Vasily Trediakovsky, and Giambattista Lolli.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hakuin Ekaku ranks 707 out of 6,048Before him are Yumi Umeoka (1950), Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (662), Arawa Kimura (1931), Tanzan Ishibashi (1884), Kanō Eitoku (1543), and Torii Kiyonaga (1752). After him are Shinya Yamanaka (1962), Kyōka Izumi (1873), Takehiko Kawanishi (1938), Keigo Higashino (1958), Emperor En'yū (959), and Eiji Toyoda (1913).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Japan

Among philosophers born in Japan, Hakuin Ekaku ranks 7Before him are Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835), Masanobu Fukuoka (1913), Kitaro Nishida (1870), Daisaku Ikeda (1928), George Ohsawa (1893), and Motoori Norinaga (1730). After him are Hayashi Razan (1583), Arai Hakuseki (1657), and Ogyū Sorai (1666).