Jiddu Krishnamurti

1895 - 1986

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Jiddu Krishnamurti (; 11 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life, he was groomed to be the new World Teacher, an advanced spiritual position in the theosophical tradition, but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the organization behind it. His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, holistic inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jiddu Krishnamurti has received more than 4,080,190 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Jiddu Krishnamurti is the 133rd most popular philosopher (up from 138th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from India (up from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Philosopher.

Jiddu Krishnamurti is most famous for his talks and writings on the subjects of psychology, spirituality, and the nature of human beings.

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Among philosophers, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 133 out of 1,089Before him are Martin Buber, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Joseph Priestley, Herbert Marcuse, Ramon Llull, and Al-Tabari. After him are Emanuel Swedenborg, Leucippus, Edith Stein, Johann Friedrich Herbart, György Lukács, and Isocrates.

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Among people born in 1895, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 8Before him are Carl Orff, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Juan Perón, Anna Freud, Richard Sorge, and Buster Keaton. After him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Nikolai Yezhov, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, J. Edgar Hoover, and Ernst Jünger. Among people deceased in 1986, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 7Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Wallis Simpson, Jorge Luis Borges, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Vyacheslav Molotov. After him are Mircea Eliade, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Henry Moore, and Jean Genet.

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Among people born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 18 out of 1,227Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Kālidāsa (400), Indira Gandhi (1917), Ānanda (-600), Shivaji (1627), and Nagarjuna (150). After him are Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), and Aurangzeb (1618).


Among philosophers born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 3Before him are Ramakrishna (1836) and Nagarjuna (150). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).