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Ramanuja or Ramanujacharya (c. 1017–1137 CE; IAST: Rāmānujā; [ɽaːmaːnʊdʑɐ]) was an Indian philosopher, |Hindu theologian], social reformer, and one of the most important exponents of the Sri Vaishnavism tradition within Hinduism. His philosophical foundations for devotionalism were influential to the Bhakti movement.Ramanuja's guru was Yādava Prakāśa, a scholar who was a part of the more ancient Advaita Vedānta monastic tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramanuja has received more than 1,537,821 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ramanuja is the 377th most popular philosopher (up from 378th in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from India (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 14th 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 377 out of 1,089Before him are Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Pompeia Plotina, Jean Gerson, René Girard, Paul Tillich, and Gershom Scholem. After him are Mulla Sadra, Yuri Lotman, Alexandre Kojève, Saadia Gaon, Nachmanides, and Nasir Khusraw.

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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, Antipope Gregory VIII, William X, Duke of Aquitaine, Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger, Adela of Normandy, Pons, Count of Tripoli, Malmfred of Kiev, and Ingeborg of Kiev.

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Among people born in India, Ramanuja ranks 98 out of 1,227Before him are Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Samudragupta (335), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Kim Philby (1912), and Sambhaji (1657). After him are Gerald Durrell (1925), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Anthony de Mello (1931), Chandragupta II (400), and Julia Margaret Cameron (1815).


Among philosophers born in India, Ramanuja ranks 14Before him are Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Vyasa (-390). After him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Shantideva (685), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), and Ahmad Sirhindi (1564).