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Sage Jaimini was an ancient Indian scholar who founded the Mīmāṃsā school of Hindu philosophy. He is considered to be a disciple of Rishi/Sage Veda Vyasa, the son of Parāśara Rishi. Traditionally attributed to be the author of the Mimamsa Sutras and Jaimini Sutras, he is estimated to have lived around 4th to 2nd century BCE. Some scholars place him between 250 BCE and 50 CE. 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 198,008 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Jaimini is the 980th most popular philosopher (down from 934th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from India (down from 366th in 2019) and the 40th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jaimini ranks 980 out of 1,081Before him are Heymann Steinthal, Dimitri Kitsikis, Stanisław Staszic, Alexander Men, Ecphantus the Pythagorean, and Ram Dass. After him are Josef Pieper, Jerzy Żuławski, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Alice von Hildebrand, Mary Daly, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

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

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Among people born in India, Jaimini ranks 422 out of 1,493Before him are Madhubala (1933), Kajol (1974), Prince Vijaya (-543), Sucheta Kriplani (1908), Vijay (1974), and Sanjeev Kumar (1938). After him are M. S. Swaminathan (1925), Jai Singh II (1688), Kumar Sanu (1957), Guru Har Krishan (1656), Jayalalithaa (1948), and Nirmala Srivastava (1923).


Among philosophers born in India, Jaimini ranks 40Before him are Mahadev Govind Ranade (1842), Rishabhanatha (null), Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), Debendranath Tagore (1817), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), and Vallabha (1479). After him are Derek Prince (1915), Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888), Ramananda (1400), Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati (1874), Rambhadracharya (1950), and Homi K. Bhabha (1949).