RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Saichō

767 - 822

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Saichō (最澄, September 15, 767 – June 26, 822) was a Japanese Buddhist monk credited with founding the Tendai school of Buddhism based on the Chinese Tiantai school he was exposed to during his trip to Tang China beginning in 804. He founded the temple and headquarters of Tendai at Enryaku-ji on Mount Hiei near Kyoto. He is also said to have been the first to bring tea to Japan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saichō has received more than 103,468 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Saichō is the 1,164th most popular religious figure (down from 1,036th in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from Japan (down from 430th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Japanese Religious Figure.

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.81

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  • 4.37

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Saichō ranks 1,164 out of 2,272Before him are Macrina the Younger, Meher Baba, Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, Pope Anianus of Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, and Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr. After him are Menocchio, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Adam Rainer, Jean Daniélou, Ahijah the Shilonite, and Bernardin Gantin.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 767, Saichō ranks 2Before him is Al-Shafi‘i.  Among people deceased in 822, Saichō ranks 3Before him are Al-Hakam I and Tahir ibn Husayn.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Saichō ranks 539 out of 5,560Before him are Seiichi Itō (1890), Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709), Takao Nishiyama (1942), Toshio Suzuki (1948), Hayato Ikeda (1899), and Gunpei Yokoi (1941). After him are Tadao Takayama (1904), Shuji Nakamura (1954), Toshiki Kaifu (1931), Tsuyoshi Kunieda (1944), Yasuji Okamura (1884), and Monkey Punch (1937).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Japan

Among religious figures born in Japan, Saichō ranks 12Before him are Mikao Usui (1865), Sen no Rikyū (1522), Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659), Ikkyū (1394), Eisai (1141), and Dom Justo Takayama (1552). After him are Shinran (1173), Hōjō Ujimasa (1538), Hōnen (1133), Kōdō Sawaki (1880), Soga no Umako (551), and Moriteru Ueshiba (1951).