Sri Aurobindo

1872 - 1950

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Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. He was also a journalist, editing newspapers such as Bande Mataram. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sri Aurobindo has received more than 3,930,627 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Sri Aurobindo is the 278th most popular philosopher (up from 290th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from India (up from 81st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Sri Aurobindo was a philosopher, poet, and yogi who was most famous for his philosophy of Integral Yoga.

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Among philosophers, Sri Aurobindo ranks 278 out of 1,267Before him are Jacques Maritain, Heraclides Ponticus, Alcmaeon of Croton, Antonio Negri, Pherecydes of Syros, and Priscus. After him are Euclid of Megara, Celsus, Cleobulus, François Fénelon, Synesius, and Bruno Bauer.

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Among people born in 1872, Sri Aurobindo ranks 21Before him are Léon Blum, Sergei Diaghilev, Louis Blériot, Djemal Pasha, Helena Rubinstein, and Maurice Gamelin. After him are Jože Plečnik, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Norman Angell, Wilhelm Miklas, Eduard Bloch, and Gotse Delchev. Among people deceased in 1950, Sri Aurobindo ranks 18Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Karl Renner, Léon Blum, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, and Kurt Weill. After him are Emil Jannings, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, George Minot, Ramana Maharshi, and Roman Shukhevych.

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Among people born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 72 out of 1,861Before him are Padmasambhava (717), Satyajit Ray (1921), Julie Christie (1940), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Maharana Pratap (1540), and Mahākāśyapa (-550). After him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Gerald Durrell (1925), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Maudgalyayana (-568), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).


Among philosophers born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 11Before him are Adi Shankara (788), Kabir (1440), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), and Padmasambhava (717). After him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Ramanuja (1017), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), and Buddhaghosa (401).