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Bhave, Vinoba (1895–1982), spiritual leader in India, was born Vinayak Narhari Bhave on 11 September 1895, the eldest of the five children (four brothers, one sister) of a Maharashtrian Brahman family in the village of Gagoda, Kolaba district, Bombay. His father, Narhari Shambhurao Bhave...

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Ghose, Aurobindo [known as Sri Aurobindo] (1872–1950), politician and spiritual leader in India, was born at 14 South Circular Road, Calcutta, on 15 August 1872, the third son of Krishna Dhan Ghose (1844–1892/3), a civil medical officer, and Swarnalata Bose or Basu...

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Krishnamurti, Jiddu (1895–1986), religious teacher, was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle, between Madras and Bangalore, the eighth son of Narianiah, a Telugu-speaking Brahman employed by the British as a rent-collector, and his wife and cousin, Jiddu Sanjeevama (d. 1905). When compulsorily retired, ...

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Moor, Edward (1771–1848), writer on Hindu mythology, was born at Ablitt's Farm, Alderton, Suffolk, on 11 January 1771, the son and sixth child of John Moor (1737–1800), steward at Sudbourne Hall, Suffolk, and his wife, Hannah, née Woody (1738–1791). He attended a dame school in ...

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Noble, Margaret Elizabeth [known as Sister Nivedita] (1867–1911), writer on Hindu culture and supporter of Indian nationalism, was born on 28 October 1867, at 23 Scotch Street, Dungannon, co. Tyrone, the eldest of the three surviving children of Samuel Richmond Noble (...

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Ramakrishna Paramahansa (1836–1886), Hindu religious leader, was born Gadadhar Chatterji on 18 February 1836, in the village of Kamarpukur, located in the Hooghly district of Bengal. His father, Kshudiram, and mother, Chandramani, were orthodox Brahmans, probably Vaishnavite sectarians. His father died in 1843, when ...

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Vivekananda [known as Swami Vivekananda; formerly Narendranath Datta] (1863–1902), Hindu religious leader, was born on 12 January 1863 in Calcutta and named Narendranath Datta. His family were Kayasthas, a writer caste traditionally employed in government service. His father, Vishwanath Datta (...

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Vivekananda (1863–1902) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London