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Shinran

Japanese Buddhist monk

1173   -   1263

country of citizenship: Japan
language of expression: Japanese
occupation: bhikkhu
student of: Hōnen

Shinran (親鸞, May 21, 1173 – January 16, 1263) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino (now a part of Fushimi, Kyoto) at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of what ultimately became the Jōdo Shinshū sect of Japanese Buddhism.
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