Ramana Maharshi

1879 - 1950

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Ramana Maharshi (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈɾɐ.mɐ.ɳɐ mɐˈɦɐɾ.ʂi]; 30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) was an Indian Hindu sage and jivanmukta (liberated being). He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is mostly known by the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was born in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India in 1879. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramana Maharshi has received more than 3,023,888 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ramana Maharshi is the 301st most popular philosopher (down from 287th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from India (down from 80th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Ramana Maharshi is most famous for his teachings and spiritual guidance. He is often referred to as the "saint of Arunachala" and is known for his advices on how to live a life of peace and contentment.

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Among philosophers, Ramana Maharshi ranks 301 out of 1,267Before him are Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Alexander of Aphrodisias, James Ussher, Otto Weininger, Franz Brentano, and Fukuzawa Yukichi. After him are Sebastian Brant, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Abu Yusuf, Henri Lefebvre, Robert Nozick, and Hwang Jini.

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Among people born in 1879, Ramana Maharshi ranks 21Before him are Milutin Milanković, Hans Luther, Rudolf von Laban, Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Ottorino Respighi, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted. After him are Shunroku Hata, Sarojini Naidu, Francis Peyton Rous, Joseph Wirth, Italo Gariboldi, and Henri Giraud. Among people deceased in 1950, Ramana Maharshi ranks 23Before him are Kurt Weill, Sri Aurobindo, Emil Jannings, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and George Minot. After him are Roman Shukhevych, Nicolai Hartmann, Karl Seitz, Max Beckmann, Cesare Pavese, and Kuniaki Koiso.

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Among people born in India, Ramana Maharshi ranks 82 out of 1,861Before him are William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Maudgalyayana (-568), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Samudragupta (335). After him are Rajendra Prasad (1884), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Nathuram Godse (1910), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Bindusara (-320), and Pete Best (1941).


Among philosophers born in India, Ramana Maharshi ranks 13Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Padmasambhava (717), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893). After him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Ramanuja (1017), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), Buddhaghosa (401), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883).