600 BC - 600 BC


Queen Māyā of Sakya (Pali: Māyādevī) was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha, the sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. She was sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha.In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, generally said to be seven days afterwards, and came to life again in a Buddhist heaven realm, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all Buddhas. Thus Maya did not raise her son who was instead raised by his maternal aunt Mahapajapati Gotami. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maya has received more than 484,317 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 425th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Maya ranks 425 out of 2,001Before her are Pope John XI, Muhammad al-Baqir, Abd Allah ibn Abbas, Pope Agapetus I, Pope Soter, and Salome. After her are Uwais al-Qarani, Pope Anastasius II, Desmond Tutu, Mahākāśyapa, Pope John XIV, and Vincent Ferrer.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Maya ranks 16Before her are Polycrates, Alexander I of Macedon, Lucius Junius Brutus, Cambyses I, Pheidippides, and Mardonius. After her are Hippasus, Chilon of Sparta, Bias of Priene, Hippias, Thespis, and Yaśodharā. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Maya ranks 7Before her are Laozi, Daniel, Draco, Tomyris, Belshazzar, and Astyages. After her are Epimenides, Anacharsis, Theano, Ibycus, Phalaris, and Cleisthenes of Sicyon.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Maya ranks 2 out of 40Before her are Tenzing Norgay (1914). After her are Rāhula (-534), Śuddhodana (-590), Yaśodharā (-600), Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Janaka (null), Birendra of Nepal (1945), Ram Baran Yadav (1948), and Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723).


Among religious figures born in Nepal, Maya ranks 1After her are Rāhula (-534), Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), and Nirmala Joshi (1934).

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