2000 BC - 2000 BC

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Vasishtha (Sanskrit: वसिष्ठ, IAST: Vasiṣṭha) is one of the oldest and most revered Vedic rishis or sages, and one of the Saptarishis (seven great Rishis). Vashistha is credited as the chief author of Mandala 7 of the Rigveda. Vashishtha and his family are mentioned in Rigvedic verse 10.167.4, other Rigvedic mandalas and in many Vedic texts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasishtha has received more than 708,880 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Vasishtha is the 515th most popular philosopher (up from 581st in 2019).

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Among philosophers, Vasishtha ranks 515 out of 1,081Before him are Hasdai Crescas, Murray Bookchin, Hans Vaihinger, Zeno of Sidon, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Victor Cousin. After him are Liu Bowen, André Gorz, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Zou Yan, Karl Korsch, and Guillaume Budé.

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Among people born in 2000 BC, Vasishtha ranks 5Before him are Zoroaster, Senusret I, Vishvamitra, and Sumu-abum. After him are Gautama Maharishi, Bharadwaja, Erishum I, Ilu-shuma, Atri, Ur-Ninurta, and Gungunum. Among people deceased in 2000 BC, Vasishtha ranks 4Before him are Zoroaster, Hagar, and Vishvamitra. After him are Gautama Maharishi, Bharadwaja, Xie of Xia, Mang of Xia, Ilu-shuma, Atri, Bu Jiang, and Jiong of Xia.

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