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Akka Mahadevi

1130 - 1101

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Akka Mahadevi ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ (c.1130–1160) was one of the early female poets of the Kannada literature and a prominent person in the Lingayat Shaiva sect in the 12th century. Her 430 extant Vachana poems (a form of spontaneous mystical poems), and the two short writings called Mantrogopya and the Yogangatrividhi are considered her most notable contribution to Kannada literature. She composed fewer poems than other saints of the movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akka Mahadevi has received more than 816,339 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Akka Mahadevi is the 1,486th most popular writer (up from 2,306th in 2019).

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Among writers, Akka Mahadevi ranks 1,486 out of 5,755Before her are Kâtip Çelebi, Christine Nöstlinger, Ion Creangă, Jack Vance, Ildefonsus, and Károly Kerényi. After her are Gunnar Gunnarsson, William Carlos Williams, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Michel Verne, James B. Donovan, and Maria Valtorta.

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Among people born in 1130, Akka Mahadevi ranks 12Before her are Toghrul, Géza II of Hungary, Benjamin of Tudela, Charles VII of Sweden, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, and Magnus II of Sweden. After her are Theobald V, Count of Blois, Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, Euphrosyne of Kiev, Saint Meinhard, Kirill of Turov, and Constantine Manasses. Among people deceased in 1101, Akka Mahadevi ranks 11Before her are Su Shi, Hugh, Count of Vermandois, Su Song, Conrad II of Italy, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, and Urraca of Zamora. After her are Emperor Daozong of Liao, Vseslav of Polotsk, Ida of Formbach-Ratelnberg, and Al-Musta'li.

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