558 BC - 491 BC

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Bimbisāra (in Buddhist tradition) or Shrenika and Seniya in the Jain histories (c. 558 – c. 491 BC or during the late 5th century BC) was a King of Magadha (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bimbisara has received more than 906,020 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Bimbisara is the 1,984th most popular politician (up from 2,063rd in 2019).

Bimbisara is most famous for being the first Buddhist king of Magadha.

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  • 40

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  • 5.10

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  • 3.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Bimbisara ranks 1,984 out of 15,710Before him are King Wen of Zhou, Austen Chamberlain, Maria Luisa of Spain, Babrak Karmal, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, and Alfonso the Battler. After him are Amenemhat I, Lazare Carnot, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Henry of Germany, Mário Soares, and Mara Branković.

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Among people born in 558 BC, Bimbisara ranks 1 Among people deceased in 491 BC, Bimbisara ranks 1After him is Hippocrates of Gela.

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