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Kitaro Nishida

1870 - 1945

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Kitarō Nishida (西田 幾多郎, Nishida Kitarō, May 19, 1870 – June 7, 1945) was a Japanese moral philosopher, philosopher of mathematics and science, and religious scholar. He was the founder of what has been called the Kyoto School of philosophy. He graduated from the University of Tokyo during the Meiji period in 1894 with a degree in philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kitaro Nishida has received more than 199,971 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Kitaro Nishida is the 687th most popular philosopher (up from 725th in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from Japan (up from 652nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Kitaro Nishida ranks 687 out of 1,081Before him are Olavo de Carvalho, Edvard Westermarck, P. F. Strawson, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Numenius of Apamea, and Eugenio Coșeriu. After him are William Heard Kilpatrick, Alexius Meinong, Antonio Rosmini, Alvin Plantinga, Émile Boutroux, and Jaakko Hintikka.

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Among people born in 1870, Kitaro Nishida ranks 62Before him are Alexandre Benois, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Herbert Kilpin, François Georges-Picot, Reginald Lee, and Georges Claude. After him are Masabumi Hosono, Guillaume Lekeu, Géza Maróczy, Leonid Krasin, Saki, and Helmer Hanssen. Among people deceased in 1945, Kitaro Nishida ranks 141Before him are Hans von Dohnanyi, Duy Tân, Korechika Anami, Julius Dorpmüller, Eduard Wirths, and Gerhard Schmidhuber. After him are Nikolai Berzarin, Alla Nazimova, Jambyl Jabayev, Bertram Ramsay, Rudolf Lange, and Volin.

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Among people born in Japan, Kitaro Nishida ranks 585 out of 6,048Before him are Daidō Moriyama (1938), Tadahiko Ueda (1947), Usaburo Hidaka (null), Kenwa Mabuni (1889), Junji Ito (1963), and Shigeyoshi Suzuki (1902). After him are Atsushi Nakajima (1909), Eiji Tsuburaya (1901), Masao Uchino (1934), Emperor Ichijō (980), Masabumi Hosono (1870), and Sōsuke Uno (1922).


Among philosophers born in Japan, Kitaro Nishida ranks 3Before him are Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835) and Masanobu Fukuoka (1913). After him are Daisaku Ikeda (1928), George Ohsawa (1893), Motoori Norinaga (1730), Hakuin Ekaku (1686), Hayashi Razan (1583), Arai Hakuseki (1657), and Ogyū Sorai (1666).