Begum Rokeya

1880 - 1932

Photo of Begum Rokeya

Icon of person Begum Rokeya

Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (Bengali: রোকেয়া সাখাওয়াত হোসেন; 9 December 1880? – 9 December 1932), commonly known as Begum Rokeya, was a Bengali feminist thinker, writer, educator and political activist from British India (present day Bangladesh). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Begum Rokeya has received more than 509,582 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Begum Rokeya is the 2,969th most popular writer (up from 2,981st in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Bangladesh (up from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Bangladeshi Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 510k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.56

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Begum Rokeyas by language


Among writers, Begum Rokeya ranks 2,969 out of 5,794Before her are William of Jumièges, Ken Robinson, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, James Herbert Brennan, Rose Ausländer, and Mikhail Prishvin. After her are Yang Jiang, Jorge Guillén, Leopoldo Lugones, George the Hagiorite, Sibilla Aleramo, and Antoine Furetière.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1880, Begum Rokeya ranks 104Before her are Mihail Sadoveanu, Eugen Slutsky, William Joseph Simmons, Tudor Arghezi, Viggo Larsen, and Marie Stopes. After her are Tom Mix, Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, W. C. Fields, Hans Hofmann, Samuel Jones, and Richard Oswald. Among people deceased in 1932, Begum Rokeya ranks 65Before her are Christian von Ehrenfels, Karl Blossfeldt, Paolo Boselli, Francisco S. Carvajal, Hovannes Adamian, and Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria. After her are Julius Röntgen, Maximilian Voloshin, Harriet Backer, Charles Fort, Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda, and Filippo Turati.

Others Born in 1880

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1932

Go to all Rankings

In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Begum Rokeya ranks 14 out of 43Before her are Sheikh Hasina (1947), Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858), Sri Chinmoy (1931), Anandamayi Ma (1896), Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), and Ziaur Rahman (1936). After her are Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Meghnad Saha (1893), S. D. Burman (1906), Mahasweta Devi (1926), Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930), and Taslima Nasrin (1962).

Among WRITERS In Bangladesh

Among writers born in Bangladesh, Begum Rokeya ranks 2Before her are Sri Chinmoy (1931). After her are Mahasweta Devi (1926), Taslima Nasrin (1962), Avijit Roy (1972), and Monica Ali (1967).