Ram Dass

1931 - 2019

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Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931 – December 22, 2019), also known as Baba Ram Dass, was an American spiritual teacher, guru of modern yoga, psychologist, and author. His widely known book, Be Here Now (1971), has been described as "seminal", and helped popularize Eastern spirituality and yoga with the baby boomer generation in the West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ram Dass has received more than 3,124,402 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ram Dass is the 954th most popular philosopher, the 4,972nd most popular biography from United States and the 44th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ram Dass ranks 954 out of 1,089Before him are John Scott Haldane, Alois Riehl, Asclepigenia, Northrop Frye, Guillaume Faye, and Sedulius Scottus. After him are Aedesia, R. M. Hare, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Carole Pateman, Ivan Merz, and Tariq Ramadan.

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Among people born in 1931, Ram Dass ranks 270Before him are Mordecai Richler, Michel Deville, Bernard Panafieu, Wynton Kelly, Hans Alfredson, and Paavo Haavikko. After him are Chuck Feeney, Linda Nochlin, Mamie Van Doren, Moira Orfei, Vance D. Brand, and Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Among people deceased in 2019, Ram Dass ranks 249Before him are Michael J. Pollard, Roland Matthes, Omero Antonutti, Michel Aumont, Guillaume Faye, and Sven Lindqvist. After him are Freddie Jones, Isacio Calleja, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Bayram Şit, Jurica Jerković, and María Baxa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ram Dass ranks 4,972 out of 15,968Before him are Russ Tamblyn (1934), James Blish (1921), Ira Sprague Bowen (1898), Reginald Rose (1920), Jennifer Esposito (1973), and Toni Braxton (1967). After him are Jon Huntsman Jr. (1960), John Terry (1950), W. C. Handy (1873), Daniel J. Boorstin (1914), Nancy Kerrigan (1969), and Alexander Payne (1961).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Ram Dass ranks 44Before him are Susan George (1934), Stanley Cavell (1926), Lysander Spooner (1808), Edmund Gettier (1927), Amos Bronson Alcott (1799), and Wilfrid Sellars (1912). After him are Peter Lamborn Wilson (1945), Allan Bloom (1930), Hubert Dreyfus (1929), Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787), Mary Daly (1928), and William Lane Craig (1949).

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