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Swami Vivekananda

1863 - 1902

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Swami Vivekananda (; Bengali: [ʃami bibekanɔndo] (listen); 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta (Bengali: [nɔrendronatʰ dɔto]), was an Indian Hindu monk, philosopher and author. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. Influenced by Western esotericism, he was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian darsanas (teachings, practices) of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Swami Vivekananda has received more than 14,591,238 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Swami Vivekananda is the 134th most popular philosopher (up from 214th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from India (up from 39th in 2019) and the 4th most popular 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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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Swami Vivekananda ranks 134 out of 1,081Before him are Mozi, Chanakya, Oswald Spengler, Emanuel Swedenborg, Giambattista Vico, and Bonaventure. After him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Baron d'Holbach, Wilhelm Dilthey, John Rawls, Isocrates, and Zhu Xi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1863, Swami Vivekananda ranks 7Before him are Edvard Munch, Henry Ford, Pierre de Coubertin, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Paul Signac, and Konstantin Stanislavski. After him are Arthur Henderson, Pietro Mascagni, David Lloyd George, Henry van de Velde, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and George Herbert Mead. Among people deceased in 1902, Swami Vivekananda ranks 3Before him are Émile Zola and Cecil Rhodes. After him are Rudolf Virchow, Levi Strauss, Maria Goretti, Marie Henriette of Austria, Samuel Butler, James Tissot, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Victor D'Hondt.

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In India

Among people born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 23 out of 1,493Before him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Kālidāsa (400), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Bodhidharma (483), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340). After him are Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Kabir (1440), and Adi Shankara (788).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 4Before him are Ramakrishna (1836), Nagarjuna (150), and Bodhidharma (483). After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Padmasambhava (717), Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893).