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Tulsidas (Hindi pronunciation: [tʊlsiːdaːs]; born "Rambola" also known as Goswami Tulsidas; 11 August 1511–30 July 1623) was a Smarta-Vaishnava Hindu saint and poet, renowned for his devotion to the deity Rama. He wrote several popular works in Sanskrit and Awadhi, Braj, but is best known as the author of the Hanuman Chalisa and 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 Ayodhya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tulsidas has received more than 3,194,292 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Tulsidas is the 382nd most popular writer (up from 459th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from India 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 382 out of 5,755Before him are Marguerite Yourcenar, Auguste Escoffier, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Ludovico Ariosto, Erich von Däniken, and Sándor Márai. After him are Dan Brown, Jo Nesbø, W. Somerset Maugham, Herta Müller, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and André Maurois.

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Among people born in 1532, Tulsidas ranks 1After him are Yermak Timofeyevich, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, John Hawkins, Francis Walsingham, Maerten de Vos, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Archduchess Magdalena of Austria, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Luís Fróis, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and Marino Grimani. Among people deceased in 1623, Tulsidas ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory XV and Halime Sultan. After him are Anne Hathaway, Josaphat Kuntsevych, William Byrd, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Domenico Fetti, Kara Davud Pasha, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, and John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tulsidas ranks 41 out of 1,493Before him are Amartya Sen (1933), Mahavira (-599), Julie Christie (1940), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), and Brahmagupta (598). After him are Sariputta (-568), Aishwarya Rai (1973), C. V. Raman (1888), Bhāskara II (1114), Meera (1498), and Amir Khusrow (1253).

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 Valmiki (-80). After him are Meera (1498), Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), and Ghalib (1797).