B. R. Ambedkar

1891 - 1956

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Bhīmrāo Rāmjī Āmbēḍkar; 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates, served as Law and Justice minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru, and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement after renouncing Hinduism. After graduating from Elphinstone College, University of Bombay, Ambedkar studied economics at Columbia University and the London School of Economics, receiving doctorates in 1927 and 1923, respectively, and was among a handful of Indian students to have done so at either institution in the 1920s. He also trained in the law at Gray's Inn, London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of B. R. Ambedkar has received more than 30,374,258 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). B. R. Ambedkar is the 281st most popular politician (up from 326th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from India (up from 12th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Politician.

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits). He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

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Among politicians, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 281 out of 19,576Before him are Ferdinand II of Aragon, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Leopold III of Belgium, Charles VII of France, Alexander II of Russia, and Charles VIII of France. After him are Charles the Bald, Edward Heath, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Hu Jintao, Septimius Severus, and Odoacer.

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Among people born in 1891, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 4Before him are Karl Dönitz, Erwin Rommel, and Antonio Gramsci. After him are Sergei Prokofiev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Model, Max Ernst, Nelly Sachs, Edith Stein, James Chadwick, and John Howard Northrop. Among people deceased in 1956, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 3Before him are Bertolt Brecht, and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Jackson Pollock, Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Jules Rimet, Emil Nolde, Frederick Soddy, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, and Lucien Febvre.

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Among people born in India, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 10 out of 1,861Before him are Rajneesh (1931), George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889). After him are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Vivien Leigh (1913), Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), and Mahavira (-599).


Among politicians born in India, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 5Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889). After him are Shivaji (1627), Indira Gandhi (1917), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), and Aurangzeb (1618).