1635 - 1723

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Öndör Gegeen Zanabazar (born Eshidorji) was the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu and the first Bogd Gegeen or supreme spiritual authority, of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia. The son of a Mongol Tüsheet Khan, Zanabazar was declared spiritual leader of Khalkha Mongols by a convocation of nobles in 1639 when he was just four years old. The 5th Dalai Lama (1617–1682) later recognized him as the reincarnation of the Buddhist scholar Taranatha and bestowed on him the Sanskrit name Jñānavajra (Sanskrit: ज्ञानवज्र, Zanabazar in Mongolian) meaning "thunderbolt scepter of wisdom". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zanabazar has received more than 143,766 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Zanabazar is the 1,310th most popular religious figure (up from 1,317th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Mongolia (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Mongolian Religious Figure.

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Over the past year Zanabazar has had the most page views in the with 21,956 views, followed by Mongolian (16,146), and Russian (5,428). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Spanish (49.49%), Macedonian (42.75%), and Chinese (41.34%)


Among religious figures, Zanabazar ranks 1,310 out of 3,187Before him are Uppalavanna, Claudio Acquaviva, Amoghavajra, An Shigao, Ahmad al-Tijani, and Bashar ibn Burd. After him are Pandita Ramabai, Nathan, Senhime, Augustin Bea, Clement Mary Hofbauer, and Ernest Simoni.

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Among people born in 1635, Zanabazar ranks 9Before him are Henry Morgan, François l'Olonnais, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Joachim Becher, and Philipp Spener. After him are Philippe Quinault, Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Frans van Mieris the Elder, and Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Parma. Among people deceased in 1723, Zanabazar ranks 11Before him are Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Antonio Maria Valsalva, and Praskovia Saltykova. After him are Guillaume Dubois, Mariana Alcoforado, Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Anne Henriette of Bavaria, Jan Santini Aichel, and Claude Fleury.

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In Mongolia

Among people born in Mongolia, Zanabazar ranks 26 out of 71Before him are Muqali (1170), Esen Taishi (1407), Dayan Khan (1464), Ligdan Khan (1558), 4th Dalai Lama (1589), and Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh (1968). After him are Mandukhai (1449), Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa (1893), Anandyn Amar (1886), Jambyn Batmönkh (1926), Arpa Ke'un (1300), and Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat (1942).


Among religious figures born in Mongolia, Zanabazar ranks 1