Balaji Baji Rao

1720 - 1761

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Shrimant Peshwa Balajirao Bhat (December 8, 1720 – June 23, 1761), also known as Nana Saheb, was the 8th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire in India. He was appointed as Peshwa in 1740 upon the death of his illustrious father, the Peshwa Bajirao I. During his tenure, the Chhatrapati (Maratha Emperor) was reduced to a mere figurehead. At the same time, the Maratha empire started transforming into a confederacy, in which individual chiefs—such as the Holkars, the Scindias and the Bhonsles of Nagpur kingdom—became more powerful. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Balaji Baji Rao has received more than 1,793,409 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Balaji Baji Rao is the 11,201st most popular politician, the 393rd most popular biography from India and the 129th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Balaji Baji Rao ranks 11,201 out of 15,710Before him are Octavio Lepage, Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, Marco Pannella, Dirk Jan de Geer, Xu Caihou, and Ruth Fuchs. After him are Nilde Iotti, Sandra Day O'Connor, Herbert Wehner, Demetrios Petrokokkinos, Juha Sipilä, and Manius Otacilius Crassus.

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Among people born in 1720, Balaji Baji Rao ranks 22Before him are Maximilian Hell, Johann Schobert, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Hyder Ali, Charles De Geer, and Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon. After him is Gilbert White. Among people deceased in 1761, Balaji Baji Rao ranks 14Before him are Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, Tokugawa Ieshige, Clemens August of Bavaria, Charles Louis Auguste Fouquet, duc de Belle-Isle, John Dollond, and Francesco Feo. After him are Kelemen Mikes and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

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Among people born in India, Balaji Baji Rao ranks 393 out of 1,227Before him are M. F. Husain (1915), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), D. R. Bendre (1896), Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), and John Shepherd-Barron (1925). After him are Ivan Dias (1936), Jackie Shroff (1957), Arjun Appadurai (1949), Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892), Aruna Asaf Ali (1909), and Hrithik Roshan (1974).


Among politicians born in India, Balaji Baji Rao ranks 129Before him are Lakshmi Sahgal (1914), Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820), Guru Har Rai (1630), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Rajendra Chola I (1000), and Islam Shah Suri (1510). After him are Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), B. D. Jatti (1912), Fatima Jinnah (1893), Margaret Abbott (1878), and Balaji Vishwanath (1662).