Swami Vivekananda

1863 - 1902

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (Bengali: [ʃami bibekanɔndo] (listen); 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta (Bengali: [nɔrendronatʰ dɔto]), was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies 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 10,606,064 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 165th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Swami Vivekananda ranks 164 out of 1,005Before him are Marshall McLuhan, Mikhail Bakhtin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, Han Fei, and Paul Ricœur. After him are Friedrich Schleiermacher, Porphyry, Athanasius Kircher, Alcuin, John Scotus Eriugena, and Jakob Böhme.

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Among people born in 1863, Swami Vivekananda ranks 7Before him are Edvard Munch, Henry Ford, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Pierre de Coubertin, Konstantin Stanislavski, and Paul Signac. After him are Pietro Mascagni, Arthur Henderson, Henry van de Velde, Constantine P. Cavafy, George Herbert Mead, and David Lloyd George. Among people deceased in 1902, Swami Vivekananda ranks 5Before him are Émile Zola, Cecil Rhodes, Levi Strauss, and Rudolf Virchow. After him are Maria Goretti, Samuel Butler, Marie Henriette of Austria, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, and Albert of Saxony.

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In India

Among people born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 29 out of 848Before him are Adi Shankara (788), Sita (null), Aurangzeb (1618), Jahangir (1569), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), and B. R. Ambedkar (1891). After him are Brahmagupta (598), Valmiki (-80), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Ramakrishna (1836), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Rani of Jhansi (1828).


Among philosophers born in India, Swami Vivekananda ranks 7Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566), Nagarjuna (150), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), and Adi Shankara (788). After him are Ramakrishna (1836), Vyasa (-390), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Aśvaghoṣa (80).

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