PHILOSOPHER

Vyasa

390 BC - 310 BC

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Krishna Dvaipayana (Sanskrit: कृष्णद्वैपायन, romanized: Kṛṣṇadvaipāyana), better known as Vyasa (; Sanskrit: व्यासः, romanized: Vyāsaḥ, lit. 'compiler') or Veda Vyasa (वेदव्यासः, Veda-vyāsaḥ, "the one who classified the Vedas"), was a legendary sage portrayed in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, and regarded by Hindu-tradition as the compiler of that work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vyasa has received more than 3,000,552 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Vyasa is the 322nd most popular philosopher (down from 267th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from India (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Vyasa is most famous for being the author of the Mahabharata, an epic poem which is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Vyasa ranks 322 out of 1,089Before him are Alexander of Aphrodisias, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Francisco Suárez, Thrasymachus, and Euclid of Megara. After him are Wang Yangming, Justus Lipsius, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Martianus Capella, Heraclides Ponticus, and Asanga.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 390 BC, Vyasa ranks 3Before him are Lysippos and Shang Yang. After him are Lycurgus of Athens, Hypereides, Alexander V of Macedon, Manius Curius Dentatus, Hieronymus of Cardia, Hakor, Peucestas, Tiberius Coruncanius, and Coenus. Among people deceased in 310 BC, Vyasa ranks 4Before him are Roxana, Pytheas, and Phryne. After him is Pharnabazus III.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vyasa ranks 78 out of 1,227Before him are Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), and Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775). After him are Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Satyajit Ray (1921), and Kasturba Gandhi (1869).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In India

Among philosophers born in India, Vyasa ranks 13Before him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Paramahansa Yogananda (1893). After him are Ramanuja (1017), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Shantideva (685), Buddhaghosa (401), and Ravidas (1450).