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Jianzhen (Chinese: 鑒真; Wade–Giles: Chien-chen; 688–763), or Ganjin in Japanese, was a Chinese monk who helped to propagate Buddhism in Japan. In the eleven years from 743 to 754, Jianzhen attempted to visit Japan some six times. Ganjin finally came to Japan in the year 754 and founded Tōshōdai-ji in Nara. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jianzhen has received more than 52,246 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,243rd most popular religious figure.

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  • 53.45

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  • 15

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  • 1.93

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  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Jianzhen ranks 1,245 out of 2,001Before her are George Alencherry, Saint Kilian, Lucian Mureșan, Bao Xishun, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, and Franz Jägerstätter. After her are Miloslav Vlk, Rabban Bar Sauma, Elio Sgreccia, Leonardo Sandri, Georges Cottier, and Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi.

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Among people born in 688, Jianzhen ranks 4Before her are Charles Martel, Roderic, and Marwan II.  Among people deceased in 763, Jianzhen ranks 2Before her is Shantideva. After her is Bridei V.

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