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Rishabhanatha (Devanagari: ऋषभनाथ), also Rishabhadeva (Devanagari: ऋषभदेव, Ṛṣabhadeva), Rishabha (Devanagari: ऋषभ, Ṛṣabha) or Ikshvaku (Devanagari: इक्ष्वाकु), is the first tirthankara (Supreme preacher) of Jainism. He was the first of twenty-four teachers in the present half-cycle of time in Jain cosmology, and called a "ford maker" because his teachings helped one cross the sea of interminable rebirths and deaths. The legends depict him as having lived millions of years ago. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rishabhanatha has received more than 1,288,204 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Rishabhanatha is the 790th most popular philosopher (down from 783rd in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from India (down from 288th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Over the past year Rishabhanatha has had the most page views in the with 223,959 views, followed by Hindi (103,021), and Russian (3,436). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (43.56%), Bengali (39.10%), and Hungarian (34.80%)


Among philosophers, Rishabhanatha ranks 790 out of 1,267Before him are Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Peter John Olivi, Albinus, Mortimer J. Adler, Léon Brunschvicg, and Vallabha. After him are Melchor Cano, Menedemus, Péter Pázmány, Vincenzo Gioberti, Timon of Athens, and Leo Löwenthal.

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Among people born in India, Rishabhanatha ranks 313 out of 1,861Before him are Zail Singh (1916), Telesphore Toppo (1939), Chandra Shekhar (1927), Rajinikanth (1950), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), and Vallabha (1479). After him are Mahadev Govind Ranade (1842), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), Nargis (1929), Hussain Muhammad Ershad (1930), T. H. White (1906), and Mastani (1699).


Among philosophers born in India, Rishabhanatha ranks 35Before him are Chandrakirti (600), Eknath (1533), Hemachandra (1089), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Sarada Devi (1853), and Vallabha (1479). After him are Rambhadracharya (1950), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Ramananda (1400), Jaimini (-390), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888).