PHILOSOPHER

Ramakrishna

1836 - 1886

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Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Bengali: রামকৃষ্ণ পরমহংস, romanized: Ramôkṛṣṇo Pôromohôṅso; pronounced [ramɔkriʂno pɔromoɦɔŋʃo] (listen), 18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886), born Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya, was an Indian Hindu mystic and religious leader who lived in the 19th century Bengal. After adhering to practices from Bhakti yoga, Tantra, and Vedanta, as well as Islam and Christianity, he proclaimed that the world's various religions are "so many paths to reach one and the same goal". His preferred choice of deity was the goddess Kali. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramakrishna has received more than 3,377,269 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Ramakrishna is the 71st most popular philosopher (down from 67th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from India (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular 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

Among philosophers, Ramakrishna ranks 71 out of 1,081Before him are George Berkeley, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Arius, Antonio Gramsci, Karl Jaspers, and Rudolf Steiner. After him are Epictetus, William of Ockham, Xenophanes, Jürgen Habermas, Ibn Arabi, and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1836, Ramakrishna ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Léo Delibes, Sophia of Nassau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, Ferdinand Cheval, and James Tissot. 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, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Prince Louis, Count of Trani.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ramakrishna ranks 12 out of 1,493Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Vivien Leigh (1913). After him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Nagarjuna (150), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Kālidāsa (400).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Ramakrishna ranks 1After him are Nagarjuna (150), Bodhidharma (483), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Padmasambhava (717), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).