Sri Aurobindo

1872 - 1950

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, guru, poet, and nationalist. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, for a while was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution. Aurobindo studied for the Indian Civil Service at King's College, Cambridge, England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sri Aurobindo has received more than 1,997,015 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 305th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Sri Aurobindo ranks 303 out of 1,005Before him are Prodicus, Georges Sorel, Alcmaeon of Croton, Antonio Negri, Aenesidemus, and Priscus. After him are Mazdak, Robert Nozick, Jacobus Arminius, Andronicus of Rhodes, David Strauss, and Lucien Lévy-Bruhl.

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Among people born in 1872, Sri Aurobindo ranks 22Before him are Paul Langevin, Djemal Pasha, Charles Greeley Abbot, Helena Rubinstein, Maurice Gamelin, and Gotse Delchev. After him are Jože Plečnik, Aubrey Beardsley, Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, Mathilde Kschessinska, Wilhelm Miklas, and Henry Tingle Wilde. Among people deceased in 1950, Sri Aurobindo ranks 21Before him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Karl Renner, Norman Haworth, Max Beckmann, and Emil Jannings. After him are Ramana Maharshi, Nicolai Hartmann, Kuniaki Koiso, George Minot, Cesare Pavese, and Fevzi Çakmak.

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Among people born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 67 out of 848Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Kim Philby (1912), Ravi Shankar (1920), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ronald Ross (1857), and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888). After him are Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Razia Sultana (1205), Cliff Richard (1940), Harsha (590), and Sher Shah Suri (1486).


Among philosophers born in India, Sri Aurobindo ranks 12Before him are Adi Shankara (788), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Ramakrishna (1836), Vyasa (-390), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893). After him are Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ramanuja (1017), Shantideva (685), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and Chandrakirti (600).

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