Jiddu Krishnamurti

1895 - 1986

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti (; 12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was an Indian speaker and writer. In his early life, he was groomed to be the new World Teacher, but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, 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 2,770,628 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 140th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 139 out of 1,005Before him are György Lukács, Emanuel Swedenborg, Isocrates, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Edith Stein, and Johann Friedrich Herbart. After him are Leucippus, Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, Al-Tabari, Chanakya, and Kabir.

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Among people born in 1895, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 6Before him are George VI, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, Juan Perón, and Buster Keaton. After him are Anna Freud, Max Horkheimer, Mikhail Bakhtin, Nikolai Yezhov, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, and Ernst Jünger. Among people deceased in 1986, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 10Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, and Tenzing Norgay. After him are Mircea Eliade, Joseph Beuys, Jean Genet, Henry Moore, Celâl Bayar, and Urho Kekkonen.

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Among people born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 20 out of 848Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), and Rama (null). After him are Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Sita (null), Aurangzeb (1618), and Jahangir (1569).


Among philosophers born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 3Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566) and Nagarjuna (150). After him are Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Ramakrishna (1836), Vyasa (-390), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Sri Aurobindo (1872).

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