B. R. Ambedkar

1891 - 1956

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (IPA: [bhɪməɑo ɹæmdʒi ɑmbɛdkɑə]; 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, and social reformer who fought economic and social discrimination against the untouchables (now dalits) in India's Hindu society, and who later renounced Hinduism and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement. Ambedkar served as chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitution of India, and Minister of Law and Justice in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru from 1947 to 1951. He is also referred to by the honorific Babasaheb (BAH-bə SAH-hayb). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of B. R. Ambedkar has received more than 19,472,629 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). B. R. Ambedkar is the 1,014th most popular politician (down from 804th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from India and the 10th 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 1,014 out of 15,710Before him are Dionysius I of Syracuse, Wojciech Jaruzelski, James I of Aragon, Cambyses I, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, and Nabonidus. After him are John I of Portugal, Hamid Karzai, Yazdegerd III, Joachim Gauck, James Madison, and Shaka.

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Among people born in 1891, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 13Before him are Walter Model, Edith Stein, James Chadwick, Henry Miller, Pär Lagerkvist, and Otto Dix. After him are Rudolf Carnap, Nelly Sachs, Helmuth Weidling, Ilya Ehrenburg, Genrikh Yagoda, and Rafael Trujillo. Among people deceased in 1956, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 9Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Konstantin von Neurath, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Jules Rimet, Pietro Badoglio, and Emil Nolde. After him are Frederick Soddy, Alfred Kinsey, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Walser, Lucien Febvre, and Bela Lugosi.

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Among people born in India, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 28 out of 1,227Before him are Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Aurangzeb (1618), Brahmagupta (598), Rani of Jhansi (1828), and Subhas Chandra Bose (1897). After him are Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), C. V. Raman (1888), Salman Khan (1965), Mahavira (-599), and Aishwarya Rai (1973).


Among politicians born in India, B. R. Ambedkar ranks 10Before him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Aurangzeb (1618), Rani of Jhansi (1828), and Subhas Chandra Bose (1897). After him are Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), and Tipu Sultan (1750).