PHILOSOPHER

Shantideva

685 - 763

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Shantideva (Sanskrit: Śāntideva; Chinese: 寂天; Tibetan: ཞི་བ་ལྷ།, THL: Zhiwa Lha; Mongolian: Шантидэва гэгээн; Vietnamese: Tịch Thiên) was an 8th-century CE Indian philosopher, Buddhist monk, poet and scholar at the university at Nalanda. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shantideva has received more than 191,662 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Shantideva is the 495th most popular philosopher (down from 466th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from India (down from 121st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Shantideva ranks 495 out of 1,089Before him are Eduard Spranger, John Toland, Karl Löwith, Adam Ferguson, Nezahualcoyotl, and Eudemus of Rhodes. After him are Hasdai Crescas, Carl Stumpf, William of Champeaux, Dhul-Nun al-Misri, Victor Cousin, and Ouyang Xiu.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 685, Shantideva ranks 5Before him are Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Pelagius of Asturias, Kul Tigin, and Chlothar IV. After him is Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik. Among people deceased in 763, Shantideva ranks 1After him is Jianzhen.

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Others Deceased in 763

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In India

Among people born in India, Shantideva ranks 132 out of 1,227Before him are Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Sushruta (-620), Ajay Devgn (1969), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), and James Brooke (1803). After him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), and Vidyapati (1352).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Shantideva ranks 17Before him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Vyasa (-390), Ramanuja (1017), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and Abul A'la Maududi (1903). After him are Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), Chandrakirti (600), Jyotirao Phule (1827), and Sivananda Saraswati (1887).