550 BC - 549 BC


Mahā Kāśyapa or Mahākāśyapa (Pali: Mahākassapa) was one of the principal disciples of Gautama Buddha. He is regarded in Buddhism as an enlightened disciple, being foremost in ascetic practice. Mahākāśyapa assumed leadership of the monastic community following the paranirvāṇa (death) of the Buddha, presiding over the First Buddhist Council. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahākāśyapa has received more than 170,794 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 429th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Mahākāśyapa ranks 429 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Soter, Salome, Maya, Uwais al-Qarani, Pope Anastasius II, and Desmond Tutu. After him are Pope John XIV, Vincent Ferrer, Saint Boniface, John Wesley, Pope Damasus II, and Pope Miltiades.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Mahākāśyapa ranks 7Before him are Darius the Great, Cambyses II, Zechariah, Hecataeus of Miletus, Aristides, and Ephialtes of Trachis. After him are Haggai, Atossa, Goujian, Fuchai, Ariston of Sparta, and Kapila. Among people deceased in 549 BC, Mahākāśyapa ranks 1

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In India

Among people born in India, Mahākāśyapa ranks 41 out of 848Before him are Rani of Jhansi (1828), Mahavira (-599), C. V. Raman (1888), Aryabhata (476), Sariputta (-568), and Bhāskara II (1114). After him are Tulsidas (1532), Zubin Mehta (1936), Salman Khan (1965), Meera (1498), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875).


Among religious figures born in India, Mahākāśyapa ranks 4Before him are Ānanda (-600), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), and Mahavira (-599). After him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Maudgalyayana (-568), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Anthony de Mello (1931), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Radha (null).

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