390 BC - 310 BC


Vyasa (; Sanskrit: व्यासः, literally "Compiler") is the author of the Mahabharata, Vedas and Puranas, some of the most important works in the Hindu tradition. He is also called Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यासः, veda-vyāsaḥ, "the one who classified the Vedas") or Krishna Dvaipāyana (referring to his dark complexion and birthplace). The festival of Guru Purnima is dedicated to him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vyasa has received more than 2,273,349 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 270th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Vyasa ranks 268 out of 1,005Before him are Speusippus, Allan Kardec, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Arcesilaus, Carneades, and Adam of Bremen. After him are Gemistus Pletho, Jerome of Prague, Al-Ash'ari, Giorgio Agamben, Euclid of Megara, and Justus Lipsius.

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Among people born in 390 BC, Vyasa ranks 3Before him are Lysippos and Shang Yang. After him are Lycurgus of Athens, Hypereides, Manius Curius Dentatus, Alexander V of Macedon, Hieronymus of Cardia, Peucestas, Hakor, 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 53 out of 848Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Tipu Sultan (1750), and Premchand (1880). After him are Ghalib (1797), Pete Best (1941), Amir Khusrow (1253), Salman Rushdie (1947), Julie Christie (1940), and Satyajit Ray (1921).


Among philosophers born in India, Vyasa ranks 9Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Chanakya (-375), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Swami Vivekananda (1863), and Ramakrishna (1836). After him are Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ramana Maharshi (1879), and Ramanuja (1017).

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