PHILOSOPHER

Rajneesh

1931 - 1990

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Rajneesh (born Chandra Mohan Jain; 11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, and later as Osho (Hindi pronunciation: [ˈo:ʃo:]), was an Indian godman, philosopher, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. He was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader during his life. He rejected institutional religions, insisting that spiritual experience could not be organized into any one system of religious dogma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rajneesh has received more than 18,228,660 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Rajneesh is the 42nd most popular philosopher (down from 37th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from India and the most popular Indian Philosopher.

Rajneesh is most famous for being the spiritual leader of the Rajneesh movement, which was a new religious movement in India in the 1970s.

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  • 67

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  • 16.37

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  • 2.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Rajneesh ranks 42 out of 1,267Before him are Martin Heidegger, Maria Montessori, Plutarch, Søren Kierkegaard, David Hume, and Sun Tzu. After him are Laozi, Empedocles, Origen, Protagoras, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and John Amos Comenius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Rajneesh ranks 3Before him are Mikhail Gorbachev, and Boris Yeltsin. After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Toni Morrison, Raúl Castro, Mário Zagallo, James Dean, Tomas Tranströmer, Irvin D. Yalom, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Raymond Kopa. Among people deceased in 1990, Rajneesh ranks 1After him are Lev Yashin, Greta Garbo, Roald Dahl, Leonard Bernstein, Louis Althusser, Alberto Moravia, Ava Gardner, B. F. Skinner, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Paulette Goddard, and Sarah Vaughan.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rajneesh ranks 4 out of 1,861Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Narendra Modi (1950), and Ashoka (-304). After him are George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), and Ramakrishna (1836).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Rajneesh ranks 1After him are Ramakrishna (1836), Nagarjuna (150), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Adi Shankara (788), Kabir (1440), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Padmasambhava (717), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).