Swami Vivekananda

1863 - 1902

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Swami Vivekananda (; Bengali: [ʃami bibekanɔndo] ; IAST: Svāmī Vivekānanda ; 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta (Bengali: [nɔrendronatʰ dɔto]), was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher, author, religious teacher, and the chief disciple of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and the father of modern Indian nationalism who is credited with raising interfaith awareness and bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion. Born into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family in Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined from a young age towards religion and spirituality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Swami Vivekananda has received more than 18,738,096 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Swami Vivekananda is the 132nd most popular philosopher, the 22nd most popular biography from India and the 4th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and a major figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

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Over the past year Swami Vivekananda has had the most page views in the with 2,306,704 views, followed by Hindi (718,882), and Bengali (237,423). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (758.79%), Turkish (119.95%), and Bashkir (63.93%)


Among philosophers, Swami Vivekananda ranks 132 out of 1,267Before him are Philo, Joseph Priestley, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Ernst Cassirer, Marsilio Ficino, and Friedrich Fröbel. After him are Isocrates, Zygmunt Bauman, Baron d'Holbach, Oswald Spengler, Duns Scotus, and Martin Buber.

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Among people born in 1863, Swami Vivekananda ranks 5Before him are Edvard Munch, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Henry Ford, and Pierre de Coubertin. After him are Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, Arthur Henderson, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, and David Lloyd George. Among people deceased in 1902, Swami Vivekananda ranks 4Before him are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, and Levi Strauss. After him are Rudolf Virchow, Samuel Butler, Maria Goretti, Marie Henriette of Austria, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Ion Ivanovici, and Albert of Saxony.

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Among people born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 22 out of 1,861Before him are Mahavira (-599), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Indira Gandhi (1917), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Ānanda (-600), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340). After him are Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Aryabhata (476), Sariputta (-568), and Salman Rushdie (1947).


Among philosophers born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 4Before him are Rajneesh (1931), Ramakrishna (1836), and Nagarjuna (150). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Kabir (1440), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Padmasambhava (717), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).