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Vasubandhu (Sanskrit: वसुबन्धु; traditional Chinese: 世親; ; pinyin: Shìqīn; Tibetan: དབྱིག་གཉེན་ Wylie: dbyig gnyen; fl. 4th to 5th century CE) was an influential Indian Buddhist monk and scholar from Gandhara. He was a philosopher who wrote commentary on the Abhidharma, from the perspectives of the Sarvastivada and Sautrāntika schools. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasubandhu has received more than 243,615 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Vasubandhu is the 762nd most popular writer (up from 793rd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Pakistani Writer.

Vasubandhu is most famous for his work on the Yogacara school of Buddhism. He is also famous for his commentary on the Abhidharma-kośa and his work on the Triṃśikā-vijñaptimātratā.

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Among writers, Vasubandhu ranks 762 out of 5,794Before him are Ismail Gaspirali, Antonio Machado, Klaus Ebner, Nellie Bly, Frederick Forsyth, and Christa Wolf. After him are Eleanor H. Porter, Claudius Aelianus, Olga Tokarczuk, Jane Hawking, Menippus, and Achim von Arnim.

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Among people born in 400, Vasubandhu ranks 12Before him are Olybrius, Alexius of Rome, Joannes, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Ermanaric, and Aspar. After him are Constantine III, Fritigern, Uldin, Marcomer, Antipope Ursicinus, and Yazdegerd I. Among people deceased in 400, Vasubandhu ranks 2Before him is Onuphrius. After him are Eutropius, Flavia Maximiana Theodora, Thaïs, Heliodorus of Emesa, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Eustathius of Antioch, Julius Firmicus Maternus, Gaius Julius Solinus, Juvencus, and Varazdat.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Vasubandhu ranks 12 out of 158Before him are Bhagat Singh (1907), Porus (-400), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Pāṇini (-500), and Benazir Bhutto (1953). After him are Asanga (300), Kanishka (78), Abdus Salam (1926), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Dev Anand (1923), and Raj Kapoor (1924).

Among WRITERS In Pakistan

Among writers born in Pakistan, Vasubandhu ranks 2Before him are Muhammad Iqbal (1877). After him are Khushal Khattak (1613), Rahman Baba (1632), Amrita Pritam (1919), Krishna Sobti (1925), Tariq Ali (1943), Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911), Khushwant Singh (1915), Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941), Mulk Raj Anand (1905), and Parveen Shakir (1952).