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Jaimini was an ancient Indian scholar who founded the Mīmāṃsā school of Hindu philosophy. He was a disciple of sage Veda Vyasa, the son of Parashara. Traditionally attributed to be the author of the Mimamsa Sutras and Jaimini Sutras, he is estimated to have lived around the 4th-century BCE. His school is considered non-theistic, but one that emphasized rituals parts of the Vedas as essential to Dharma.Jaimini's guru was Badarayana, the latter founded the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy, emphasizing the knowledge parts of the Vedas, and credited with authoring Brahma Sutras. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jaimini has received more than 163,168 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jaimini is the 934th most popular philosopher (down from 910th in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from India (down from 351st in 2019) and the 40th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jaimini ranks 934 out of 1,089Before him are Lysander Spooner, Edmund Gettier, Caspar Bartholin the Elder, George Gerbner, Herbert Feigl, and Fernando Savater. After him are Dominicus Gundissalinus, Harald Høffding, Nikolay Lossky, John Peckham, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Critolaus.

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Among people born in 390 BC, Jaimini ranks 14Before him are Hieronymus of Cardia, Hakor, Peucestas, Tiberius Coruncanius, Coenus, and Dinostratus.

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Among people born in India, Jaimini ranks 366 out of 1,227Before him are Mahbub ul Haq (1934), Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1901), Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Rajinikanth (1950), Abdul Sattar Edhi (1928), and Sanjeev Kumar (1938). After him are Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Satya Nadella (1967), Guru Har Rai (1630), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Bhāskara I (600), and Rajendra Chola I (1000).


Among philosophers born in India, Jaimini ranks 40Before him are Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), Sarada Devi (1853), Vallabha (1479), Hemachandra (1089), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), and Debendranath Tagore (1817). After him are Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888), Ramananda (1400), Derek Prince (1915), Homi K. Bhabha (1949), and Rambhadracharya (1950).