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Jiddu Krishnamurti

1895 - 1986

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Jiddu Krishnamurti ( JID-oo KRISH-nə-MOOR-tee; 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 4,514,354 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Jiddu Krishnamurti is the 142nd most popular philosopher (down from 133rd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from India (down from 18th in 2019) and the 5th 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 142 out of 1,081Before him are Baron d'Holbach, Wilhelm Dilthey, John Rawls, Isocrates, Zhu Xi, and Edith Stein. After him are Clement of Alexandria, Simone Weil, György Lukács, Martin Buber, Hans Kelsen, and Duns Scotus.

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Among people born in 1895, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 7Before him are George VI, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, Juan Perón, Richard Sorge, and Buster Keaton. After him are Anna Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Wilm Hosenfeld, Nikolai Yezhov, and Ernst Jünger. Among people deceased in 1986, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 9Before him are Jorge Luis Borges, Olof Palme, Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Cary Grant, and Frank Herbert. After him are Mircea Eliade, Tenzing Norgay, Joseph Beuys, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jean Genet, and Harold Macmillan.

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Among people born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 26 out of 1,493Before him are Ānanda (-600), Bodhidharma (483), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), and Subhas Chandra Bose (1897). After him are Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Valmiki (-80), Aryabhata (476), and Aurangzeb (1618).


Among philosophers born in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti ranks 5Before him are Ramakrishna (1836), Nagarjuna (150), Bodhidharma (483), and Swami Vivekananda (1863). After him are Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Padmasambhava (717), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).