1532 - 1623


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 Faridabad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tulsidas has received more than 1,843,434 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 444th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Tulsidas ranks 441 out of 4,883Before him are Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Jacques Hébert, Allen Ginsberg, Sergei Yesenin, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Sayyid Qutb. After him are Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Ismail Kadare, Appius Claudius Caecus, France Prešeren, Maurice Leblanc, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

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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, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Menocchio, Luís Fróis, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, and Marino Grimani. 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, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Domenico Fetti, Philippe de Mornay, Antonio Priuli, and William Camden.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tulsidas ranks 42 out of 848Before him are Mahavira (-599), C. V. Raman (1888), Aryabhata (476), Sariputta (-568), Bhāskara II (1114), and Mahākāśyapa (-550). After him are Zubin Mehta (1936), Salman Khan (1965), Meera (1498), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Tulsidas ranks 6Before him are George Orwell (1903), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), and Valmiki (-80). After him are Meera (1498), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Tukaram (1608).

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