Balaji Vishwanath

1662 - 1720

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Balaji Vishwanath Bhat (1662–1720), better known as Shrimant Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath, the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Bhat family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. Balaji Vishwanath assisted a young Maratha Emperor Shahu to consolidate his grip on a kingdom that had been racked by civil war and persistently intruded on by the Mughals under Aurangzeb. He was called the Second Founder of the Maratha State. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Balaji Vishwanath has received more than 1,049,011 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Balaji Vishwanath is the 11,756th most popular politician (down from 11,341st in 2019), the 426th most popular biography from India and the 135th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Balaji Vishwanath ranks 11,756 out of 15,710Before him are Margaret Abbott, Robert, Count of Mortain, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Han Myeong-sook, Milan Panić, and Italo Santelli. After him are Kuniwo Nakamura, Sally Yates, Melchor Múzquiz, Zaid ibn Shaker, Chang Taek-sang, and Lucius Aemilius Papus.

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Among people born in 1662, Balaji Vishwanath ranks 10Before him are Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Tokugawa Ienobu, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Jan Frans van Bloemen, William Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Princess Eleonore Erdmuthe of Saxe-Eisenach. After him is Richard Bentley. Among people deceased in 1720, Balaji Vishwanath ranks 12Before him are Peter Tordenskjold, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Antoine Coysevox, Maria Margaretha Kirch, Anne Dacier, and Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway.

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Among people born in India, Balaji Vishwanath ranks 426 out of 1,227Before him are Manna Dey (1919), Fatima Jinnah (1893), Ashapurna Devi (1909), Sharmila Tagore (1944), Tyagaraja (1767), and Margaret Abbott (1878). After him are Ramananda (1400), Preity Zinta (1975), Charu Majumdar (1918), Madhuri Dixit (1967), Alivardi Khan (1671), and Altaf Hussain Hali (1837).


Among politicians born in India, Balaji Vishwanath ranks 135Before him are Balaji Baji Rao (1720), Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (1892), Mohammad Hamid Ansari (1937), B. D. Jatti (1912), Fatima Jinnah (1893), and Margaret Abbott (1878). After him are Alivardi Khan (1671), Sanjay Gandhi (1946), H. D. Deve Gowda (1933), Kiran Bedi (1949), Sushma Swaraj (1952), and Mulayam Singh Yadav (1939).