Abdul Karim

1863 - 1909

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Mohammed Abdul Karim (1863 — 20 April 1909), also known as "the Munshi", was an Indian attendant of Queen Victoria. He served her during the final fourteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time. Karim was born the son of a hospital assistant at Lalitpur, near Jhansi in British India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdul Karim has received more than 109,687 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Abdul Karim is the 5,005th most popular politician (up from 5,789th in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from India (up from 180th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Indian Politician.

Abdul Karim is most famous for being the first person to translate the Quran into English.

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Among politicians, Abdul Karim ranks 5,005 out of 19,576Before him are Ingvar Carlsson, Jaunutis, Emperor Shunzong of Tang, Abdou Diouf, Siemomysł, and Jón Sigurðsson. After him are Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Tiridates I of Armenia, Raymond of Burgundy, Oxyartes, Tokugawa Ieharu, and Gunnbjörn Ulfsson.

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Among people born in 1863, Abdul Karim ranks 39Before him are Essad Pasha Toptani, Andrés Bonifacio, Paul Painlevé, Hugo Münsterberg, Mary Jane Kelly, and Franz von Hipper. After him are Albert Calmette, Felix Weingartner, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Émile Friant, Henry Royce, and Charles Spearman. Among people deceased in 1909, Abdul Karim ranks 22Before him are Besarion Jughashvili, Felice Beato, Francisco Ferrer, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Red Cloud, and Paul Gachet. After him are Princess Marie of Orléans, Naftali Herz Imber, Arnold Janssen, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Simon Newcomb, and Ludwig Gumplowicz.

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Among people born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 174 out of 1,861Before him are Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), and Shantideva (685). After him are James Brooke (1803), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Khaleda Zia (1945), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Dnyaneshwar (1275), and S. R. Ranganathan (1892).


Among politicians born in India, Abdul Karim ranks 55Before him are Pratibha Patil (1934), Zakir Husain (1897), Vikramaditya (-102), Birsa Munda (1875), Mamnoon Hussain (1940), and Lala Lajpat Rai (1865). After him are James Brooke (1803), Khaleda Zia (1945), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), and Pushyamitra Shunga (-300).