1532 - 1623

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Tulsidas (Hindi pronunciation: [t̪ʊls̪iːd̪aːs̪]; 1497?–1623), also known as Goswami Tulsidas, was a Ramanandi Vaishnava saint and poet, renowned for his devotion to the deity Rama. He wrote several popular works in Sanskrit and Awadhi, but is best known as the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana based on Rama's life in the vernacular Awadhi. Tulsidas spent most of his life in the city of Varanasi and Faizabad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tulsidas has received more than 2,053,023 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Tulsidas is the 459th most popular writer (down from 441st in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from India (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Writer.

Tulsidas is most famous for writing the Ramcharitmanas, which is a long poem about the life of the Hindu god Rama.

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Among writers, Tulsidas ranks 459 out of 5,794. Before him are Lysias, Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Herta Müller, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and Harold Pinter. After him are Wu Cheng'en, Thomas Paine, Statius, J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, and Valmiki.

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Among people born in 1532, Tulsidas ranks 1After him are Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, Yermak Timofeyevich, John Hawkins, Francis Walsingham, Maerten de Vos, Menocchio, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Luís Fróis, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, and Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Among people deceased in 1623, Tulsidas ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory XV and Anne Hathaway. After him are William Byrd, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Halime Sultan, Domenico Fetti, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Philippe de Mornay, and Antonio Priuli.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tulsidas ranks 41 out of 1,227. Before him are Jahangir (1569), Amartya Sen (1933), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Aryabhata (476), Swami Vivekananda (1863), and Bhāskara II (1114). After him are Valmiki (-80), Julie Christie (1940), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Sita (null), and Ghalib (1797).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Tulsidas ranks 6Before him are George Orwell (1903), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811). After him are Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498).