550 BC - 500 BC

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{{Infobox Hindu leader | image = Kapila.jpg | alt = Kapila | caption = Watercolour painting on paper of Kapila, a sage | religion = Hinduism | philosophy = Samkhya | parents = Devahuti (mother), Kardama (father) | influenced = Buddha, Vyasa, [[Samkhya] and Yoga Philosophers | spouse = Dhriti }} Kapila (Sanskrit: कपिल), also referred to as Cakradhanus, is a sage in Hindu tradition. According to Bhagavata Purana, he is the son of the sage Kardama and Devahuti, the daughter of the Svayambhuva Manu. Kardama had nine daughters, who were very learned and went ahead to marry Marici, as well as other great sages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kapila has received more than 666,378 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Kapila is the 395th most popular philosopher (up from 439th in 2019).

Memorability Metrics

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among philosophers, Kapila ranks 395 out of 1,267Before him are Peter Singer, Étienne Gilson, Heinrich Rickert, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Damascius, and Alain de Lille. After him are Étienne Cabet, Boetius of Dacia, Ahmad Sirhindi, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Archelaus, and Timon of Phlius.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Kapila ranks 10Before him are Zechariah, Aristides, Haggai, Ephialtes of Trachis, Mahākāśyapa, and Atossa. After him are Goujian, Labashi-Marduk, Fuchai, Himilco, Helü of Wu, and Ariston of Sparta. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Kapila ranks 16Before him are Obadiah, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Demaratus, Lars Porsena, and Polygnotus. After him are Amestris, Himilco, Xanthippus, Anytus, Phrynichus, and Ageladas.

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