Birendra of Nepal

1945 - 2001

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Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev (Nepali: वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह देव) (28 December 1945 – 1 June 2001) was the King of Nepal from 31 January 1972 until his death in 2001. As the eldest son of King Mahendra, he reigned until his death by assassination in the 2001 Nepalese royal massacre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birendra of Nepal has received more than 1,087,001 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Birendra of Nepal is the 7,828th most popular politician (down from 7,230th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Nepal (down from 10th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Nepalese Politician.

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Among politicians, Birendra of Nepal ranks 7,828 out of 15,710Before him are Lucius Scribonius Libo, Wang Ming, Stefan Vojislav, George, Emperor of Trebizond, Wilfrid Laurier, and Susannah Mushatt Jones. After him are Alexander Mach, Lakhdar Brahimi, Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, Rose Francine Rogombé, Fethi Okyar, and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus.

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Among people born in 1945, Birendra of Nepal ranks 155Before him are Nick Simper, Robert Wyatt, Jessye Norman, Pat Riley, Brion James, and Wolfgang Schüssel. After him are George Dzundza, Shulamith Firestone, Marek Grechuta, Robert Cialdini, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, and George Alencherry. Among people deceased in 2001, Birendra of Nepal ranks 79Before him are Nikos Sampson, Stefan Heym, Francisco Varela, Alexey Maresyev, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and David Lewis. After him are Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, John Lewis, Ken Tyrrell, Renato Carosone, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, and Richard Wurmbrand.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Birendra of Nepal ranks 13 out of 47Before him are Mahapajapati Gotami (-600), Chandra Bahadur Dangi (1939), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Janaka (null), Anuruddha (-450), and Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723). After him are Bidhya Devi Bhandari (1961), Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980), Ram Baran Yadav (1948), Mahendra of Nepal (1920), Bhanubhakta Acharya (1814), and Tribhuvan of Nepal (1906).


Among politicians born in Nepal, Birendra of Nepal ranks 5Before him are Yaśodharā (-600), Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Janaka (null), and Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723). After him are Bidhya Devi Bhandari (1961), Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (1980), Ram Baran Yadav (1948), Mahendra of Nepal (1920), Tribhuvan of Nepal (1906), Jung Bahadur Rana (1817), and Sushil Koirala (1939).