1440 - 1518

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Kabir Das (IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kabir has received more than 3,276,208 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Kabir is the 163rd most popular philosopher (down from 144th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from India (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Kabir ranks 163 out of 1,089. Before him are Bodhidharma, Ernst Cassirer, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Emmanuel Levinas, Marquis de Condorcet, and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. After him are Cesare Beccaria, Claude Adrien Helvétius, Paul Ricœur, Jean Buridan, Ernest Renan, and Athanasius Kircher.

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Among people born in 1440, Kabir ranks 3Before him are Ivan III of Russia and Ladislaus the Posthumous. After him are Hugo van der Goes, Diogo Cão, Sten Sture the Elder, Hartmann Schedel, Jorge Manrique, Antonio Vivarini, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Bartolomé Bermejo, and Loyset Compère. Among people deceased in 1518, Kabir ranks 1After him are Oruç Reis, Vannozza dei Cattanei, Pierre de la Rue, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, and Loyset Compère.

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Among people born in India, Kabir ranks 23 out of 1,227. Before him are Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Adi Shankara (788), and Bodhidharma (483). After him are Aurangzeb (1618), Brahmagupta (598), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Rama (null).


Among philosophers born in India, Kabir ranks 6Before him are Ramakrishna (1836), Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Adi Shankara (788), and Bodhidharma (483). After him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).