Sri Aurobindo

1872 - 1950

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sri Aurobindo has received more than 2,502,707 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Sri Aurobindo is the 274th most popular philosopher (up from 302nd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from India (up from 67th in 2019) and the 8th 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 274 out of 1,089Before him are Hugh of Saint Victor, Aristoxenus, Adam of Bremen, Ammonius Saccas, Carneades, and G. E. Moore. After him are Cleanthes, François Fénelon, Johann Reuchlin, Rudolf Bultmann, Georges Sorel, and Mazdak.

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Among people born in 1872, Sri Aurobindo ranks 19Before him are Léon Blum, Louis Blériot, Richard Willstätter, Emil Hácha, Paul Langevin, and Charles Greeley Abbot. After him are Maurice Gamelin, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Jože Plečnik, Helena Rubinstein, Gotse Delchev, and Aubrey Beardsley. Among people deceased in 1950, Sri Aurobindo ranks 18Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Léon Blum, Albert Lebrun, Kurt Weill, and Karl Renner. After him are Ramana Maharshi, Emil Jannings, Norman Haworth, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Nicolai Hartmann, and Milada Horáková.

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Among people born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 57 out of 1,227Before him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Narendra Modi (1950), Zubin Mehta (1936), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), and Premchand (1880). After him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Vātsyāyana (300), Meera (1498), Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Ramana Maharshi (1879).


Among philosophers born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 8Before him are Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), and Swami Vivekananda (1863). After him are Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Vyasa (-390), and Ramanuja (1017).