1836 - 1886

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Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ɽaːmɐkr̩ʂɳɐ pɐɽɐmɐɦɐ̃sɐ]; Bengali: রামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংস, romanized: Ramkṛiṣṇo Pôrômhôṅsô; Bengali pronunciation: [ramkriʃno pɔromɦɔŋʃo] (listen), 18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya, was an Indian Hindu mystic and religious leader in 19th-century Bengal. Ramakrishna drew from several religious approaches, including devotion toward the Goddess Kali and observance of elements from Tantra, Bhakti, Vaishnava, and Advaita Vedanta, as well as dalliances with Christianity and Islam. He held that the world's various religious traditions represented "so many paths to reach one and the same goal". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramakrishna has received more than 3,072,796 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Ramakrishna is the 67th most popular philosopher (up from 197th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from India (up from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Indian Philosopher.

Ramakrishna is most famous for his teachings about the unity of all religions. He believed that all religions have the same goal, which is to help people find the truth.

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Among philosophers, Ramakrishna ranks 67 out of 1,089Before him are George Berkeley, Ludwig Feuerbach, Rudolf Steiner, Arius, Edmund Husserl, and Herbert Spencer. After him are Karl Jaspers, Antonio Gramsci, William of Ockham, Jürgen Habermas, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, and Jeremy Bentham.

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Among people born in 1836, Ramakrishna ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Léo Delibes, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sophia of Nassau, Marie Henriette of Austria, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, James Tissot, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Ferdinand Cheval. Among people deceased in 1886, Ramakrishna ranks 2Before him is Franz Liszt. After him are Ludwig II of Bavaria, Emily Dickinson, Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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Among people born in India, Ramakrishna ranks 9 out of 1,227Before him are Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887). After him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Kālidāsa (400), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Ānanda (-600).


Among philosophers born in India, Ramakrishna ranks 1After him are Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).