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Madhvacharya (Sanskrit: मध्वाचार्य, IAST: Madhvācārya; Sanskrit pronunciation: [mɐdʱʋaːˈtɕaːɽjɐ]; CE 1238–1317), sometimes anglicised as Madhva Acharya, and also known as Pūrna Prajña and Ānanda Tīrtha, was an Indian philosopher, theologian and the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta. Madhva called his philosophy Tattvavāda meaning "arguments from a realist viewpoint".Madhvacharya was born on the west coast of Karnataka state in 13th-century India. As a teenager, he became a Sanyasi (monk) joining Brahma-sampradaya guru Achyutapreksha, of the Ekadandi order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madhvacharya has received more than 745,606 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Madhvacharya is the 626th most popular philosopher (down from 613th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from India (down from 174th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Madhvacharya ranks 626 out of 1,089Before him are Dignāga, Ernst Moritz Arndt, Fulbert of Chartres, Zhiyi, Arete of Cyrene, and Jean-Marie Guyau. After him are Alfred Schmidt, Numenius of Apamea, Yang Xiong, Olympiodorus the Younger, Dharmakirti, and Ludwig Klages.

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Among people born in 1199, Madhvacharya ranks 5Before him are Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, Ferdinand III of Castile, Ladislaus III of Hungary, and Ahmad al-Badawi. After him are Guttorm of Norway, Bohemond V of Antioch, Thomas, Count of Flanders, Raymond-Roupen, and Sava II. Among people deceased in 1278, Madhvacharya ranks 5Before him are Ottokar II of Bohemia, Al-Nawawi, Emperor Duanzong, and William of Villehardouin.

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Among people born in India, Madhvacharya ranks 182 out of 1,227Before him are Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Dignāga (480), Bharata Muni (-1000), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Meher Baba (1894), and Vandana Shiva (1952). After him are Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Tansen (1493), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), and Amrish Puri (1932).


Among philosophers born in India, Madhvacharya ranks 26Before him are Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), Chandrakirti (600), Jyotirao Phule (1827), Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Eknath (1533), and Dignāga (480). After him are Thiruvalluvar (350), Narayana Guru (1855), Abhinavagupta (950), Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), and Rishabhanatha (null).