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Kabir (1398–1518): 14–15  was a well-known Indian mystic poet and saint. His writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement, and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib, the Satguru Granth Sahib of Saint Garib Das, and Kabir Sagar of Dharamdas.Born in the city of Varanasi in what is now Uttar Pradesh, he is known for being critical of both organized religion and religions. He questioned what he regarded to be the meaningless and unethical practices of all religions, primarily what he considered to be the wrong practices in the Hindu and Muslim religions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kabir has received more than 4,944,695 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Kabir is the 150th most popular philosopher (up from 163rd in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from India (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Kabir is most famous for his poetry, which was written in the 14th century. His poems were written in the Braj Bhasa dialect of Hindi. He was a Muslim by birth, but he was also influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism.

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Among philosophers, Kabir ranks 150 out of 1,081Before him are Simone Weil, György Lukács, Martin Buber, Hans Kelsen, Duns Scotus, and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten. After him are Jean Baudrillard, Herbert Marcuse, Hippias, Adi Shankara, John Wycliffe, and Louis Althusser.

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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, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Antonio Vivarini, Alain I of Albret, and Bartolomé Bermejo. Among people deceased in 1518, Kabir ranks 1After him are Oruç Reis, Vannozza dei Cattanei, Pierre de la Rue, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, William IX, Marquis of Montferrat, and Loyset Compère.

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Among people born in India, Kabir ranks 28 out of 1,493Before him are Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), and Sathya Sai Baba (1926). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Valmiki (-80), Aryabhata (476), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), and Padmasambhava (717).


Among philosophers born in India, Kabir ranks 6Before him are Ramakrishna (1836), Nagarjuna (150), Bodhidharma (483), Swami Vivekananda (1863), and Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Padmasambhava (717), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).