1479 - 1531

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Vallabhacharya (1479–1531 CE), also known as Vallabha, was an Indian philosopher who founded the Krishna-centered PushtiMarg sect of Vaishnavism in the Braj region of India, and the philosophy of Shuddha advaita (Pure Nondualism).Vallabha was born in a Telugu Tailang Brahmin family that had been living in Varanasi, who escaped to Champaran of Chhattisgarh state while expecting Vallabha, expecting a Muslim invasion, which ultimately didn't happen, during the late 15th century.Vallabha studied the Vedas and the Upanishads as a child, then travelled throughout the Indian subcontinent over 20 years. He became one of the important leaders of the devotional Bhakti movement. Vallabhacharya's mother was Illamma who was the daughter of a family priest serving the rulers of the empire of Vijayanagara. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vallabha has received more than 275,826 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Vallabha is the 845th most popular philosopher (down from 833rd in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from India (down from 280th in 2019) and the 36th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Vallabha ranks 845 out of 1,089Before him are Arethas of Caesarea, Sarada Devi, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Pierre Nicole, Philipp Mainländer, and Matthias Bel. After him are Emer de Vattel, Hemachandra, Arai Hakuseki, Kumārila Bhaṭṭa, Carl Dahlhaus, and George of Trebizond.

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Among people born in 1479, Vallabha ranks 11Before him are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Diego Columbus, Guru Amar Das, Peter Henlein, Ippolito d'Este, and Francisco de Montejo.  Among people deceased in 1531, Vallabha ranks 9Before him are Louise of Savoy, Hans Burgkmair, Tilman Riemenschneider, Gerónimo de Aguilar, Johannes Oecolampadius, and Pedro Arias Dávila.

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Among people born in India, Vallabha ranks 299 out of 1,227Before him are Rani Padmini (null), Jacques Lauriston (1768), Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Harilal Gandhi (1888), Sarada Devi (1853), and Ram Prasad Bismil (1897). After him are Bahubali (null), Hemachandra (1089), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Rajesh Khanna (1942), and Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay (1887).


Among philosophers born in India, Vallabha ranks 36Before him are Inayat Khan (1882), Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), and Sarada Devi (1853). After him are Hemachandra (1089), Kumārila Bhaṭṭa (700), Debendranath Tagore (1817), Jaimini (-390), Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888), and Ramananda (1400).