Ennin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Japanese Buddhist monk

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0793

Place of Birth: Shimotsuke Province, Japan

Date of Death: 24-Feb-0864

Profession: writer, priest

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Ennin

  • Ennin (?? or ??, 793 CE or 794 CE – 864 CE), better known in Japan by his posthumous name, Jikaku Daishi (????), was a priest of the Tendai school of Buddhism in Japan, and its third Zasu (??, "Head of the Tendai Order").
  • Ennin was instrumental in expanding the Tendai Order's influence, and bringing back crucial training and resources from China particularly esoteric Buddhist training, and Pure Land teachings.

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