Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

1883 - 1966

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (pronunciation ; 28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966), commonly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or simply Veer Savarkar in Marathi language, was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha.As a response to the Muslim League, Savarkar joined the Hindu Mahasabha and popularized the term Hindutva (Hinduness), previously coined by Chandranath Basu, to create a collective "Hindu" identity as an essence of Bharat (India). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar has received more than 3,849,793 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 481st most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 479 out of 1,005Before him are Rodolphus Agricola, Ge Hong, Eduard Spranger, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Annemarie Schimmel, and A. J. Ayer. After him are Petrus Ramus, Jonathan Edwards, Gianni Vattimo, Yi Hwang, Yan Hui, and Louis Claude de Saint-Martin.

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Among people born in 1883, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 55Before him are Gino Severini, Prince Eitel Friedrich of Prussia, Alexandros Papagos, Richard von Mises, Adolph Joffe, and Ida Rubinstein. After him are Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, José Clemente Orozco, Kenji Doihara, Mauritz Stiller, William Carlos Williams, and Nikolay Krestinsky. Among people deceased in 1966, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 47Before him are Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Elizabeth Arden, Alfred Naujocks, Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Georges Duhamel. After him are Evelyn Waugh, Hannes Kolehmainen, Jisaburō Ozawa, Amédée Ozenfant, Siegfried Kracauer, and Frank Lentini.

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Among people born in India, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 126 out of 848Before him are Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Pratibha Patil (1934), Shantideva (685), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), and Vinoba Bhave (1895). After him are B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Gerald Durrell (1925), Wilfred Bion (1897), Chandrakirti (600), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), and Lawrence Durrell (1912).


Among philosophers born in India, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar ranks 17Before him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ramanuja (1017), and Shantideva (685). After him are Chandrakirti (600), Buddhaghosa (401), Thiruvalluvar (350), Jyotirao Phule (1827), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), and Sivananda Saraswati (1887).

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