Narayana Guru

1855 - 1928

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Narayana Guru, IPA: [n̪ɐːɾɐːjɐɳɐ guɾu], (20 August 1856 – 20 September 1928) was a philosopher, spiritual leader and social reformer in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Narayana Guru has received more than 1,399,137 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Narayana Guru is the 708th most popular philosopher, the 211th most popular biography from India (down from 210th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Narayana Guru ranks 708 out of 1,089Before him are William of Conches, Jakob Lorber, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Jean Guitton, Ted Nelson, and Onesicritus. After him are Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Crantor, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, Émile Boutroux, Hermann von Keyserling, and Theophan Prokopovich.

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Among people born in 1855, Narayana Guru ranks 31Before him are Eduard Meyer, King C. Gillette, Evelyn De Morgan, Guido Adler, David Bruce, and Vsevolod Garshin. After him are Giovanni Pascoli, Xu Shichang, Christian Bohr, Paul Émile Appell, Louis de Beaufront, and Alexandros Zaimis. Among people deceased in 1928, Narayana Guru ranks 44Before him are Hannah Chaplin, Adolphe Appia, Bernhard III, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Antonio Abetti, Otto Nordenskjöld, and Wilhelm Fliess. After him are Lala Lajpat Rai, Frank Dicksee, Eglantyne Jebb, Emil Wiechert, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, and Medardo Rosso.

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Among people born in India, Narayana Guru ranks 211 out of 1,227Before him are Idries Shah (1924), Jamsetji Tata (1839), Salim Ali (1896), Motilal Nehru (1861), Thiruvalluvar (350), and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905). After him are Birsa Munda (1875), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Raja Ravi Varma (1848), Ratan Tata (1937), and Charan Singh (1902).


Among philosophers born in India, Narayana Guru ranks 28Before him are Jyotirao Phule (1827), Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Eknath (1533), Dignāga (480), Madhvacharya (1199), and Thiruvalluvar (350). After him are Abhinavagupta (950), Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), and Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921).