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Ramanuja ([ɽaːmaːnʊdʑɐ]; Middle Tamil: Rāmāṉujam; Classical Sanskrit: Rāmānuja c. 1017 CE – 1137 CE;), also known as Ramanujacharya, was an Indian Hindu philosopher, guru and a social reformer. He is noted to be one of the most important exponents of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramanuja has received more than 2,337,611 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ramanuja is the 330th most popular philosopher (up from 377th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from India (up from 98th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Ramanuja was a Hindu philosopher and theologian who is most famous for his philosophy of qualified non-dualism.

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Among philosophers, Ramanuja ranks 330 out of 1,081Before him are Gemistus Pletho, Alexandre Koyré, David Strauss, Moritz Schlick, Henri Lefebvre, and Mazdak. After him are Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, Peter Singer, Bruno Latour, and Elena Cornaro Piscopia.

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Among people born in 1017, Ramanuja ranks 1After him are Bermudo III of León, Zhou Dunyi, Beatrice of Lorraine, and Basil Boioannes. Among people deceased in 1137, Ramanuja ranks 3Before him are Louis VI of France and Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Eric II of Denmark, William X, Duke of Aquitaine, Antipope Gregory VIII, Adela of Normandy, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Pons, Count of Tripoli, Malmfred of Kiev, and Ingeborg of Kiev.

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Among people born in India, Ramanuja ranks 96 out of 1,493Before him are Mahākāśyapa (-550), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), and Varāhamihira (505). After him are Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Maudgalyayana (-568), and Bindusara (-320).


Among philosophers born in India, Ramanuja ranks 15Before him are Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ramana Maharshi (1879), and Sri Aurobindo (1872). After him are Jyotirao Phule (1827), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), Madhvacharya (1199), and Abul A'la Maududi (1903).