200 BC - 150 BC

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Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि), also called Gonardiya, or Gonikaputra, was a sage in Ancient India. Very little is known about him and no one knows exactly when he lived; although, it is estimated from analysis of his works, that it was between the 4th and 5th CE.He is believed to be an author and compiler of a number of Sanskrit works. The greatest of these are the Yoga Sutras, a classical yoga text. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patanjali has received more than 1,872,410 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Patanjali is the 8th most popular linguist, the most popular biography from Sri Lanka and the most popular Sri Lankan Linguist.

Patanjali is most famous for his Yoga Sutras.

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Among linguists, Patanjali ranks 8 out of 160Before him are Noam Chomsky, Max Müller, Roman Jakobson, William James Sidis, Mahmud al-Kashgari, and Mesrop Mashtots. After him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Franz Bopp, Edward Sapir, August Schleicher, Johann Martin Schleyer, and Georges Dumézil.

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Among people born in 200 BC, Patanjali ranks 3Before him are Judas Maccabeus and Lentulus Batiatus. After him are Zhang Qian, Gaius Claudius Glaber, Mattathias, John Hyrcanus, Timaeus of Locri, Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, Eumenes III, Leonidas of Rhodes, and Micipsa. Among people deceased in 150 BC, Patanjali ranks 1After him are Demetrius I Soter, Diogenes of Babylon, and Seleucus of Seleucia.

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In Sri Lanka

Among people born in Sri Lanka, Patanjali ranks 1 out of 39After him are Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916), Velupillai Prabhakaran (1954), Aryadeva (200), Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877), Jack Churchill (1906), St John Philby (1885), William Chester Minor (1834), Tony Hoare (1934), Anagarika Dharmapala (1864), Mahinda Rajapaksa (1945), and Michael Ondaatje (1943).

Among LINGUISTS In Sri Lanka

Among linguists born in Sri Lanka, Patanjali ranks 1