Chandra Bahadur Dangi

1939 - 2015

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi (30 November 1939 – 3 September 2015) (Nepali: चन्द्रबहादुर डाँगी, pronounced [t͡sʌndrʌˈbʌɦadur ˈɖãŋɡi], or [t͡sʌndraˈbaːdur ˈɖãŋɡi] (listen)) was a Nepali man who was the shortest man in recorded history measuring 54.6 cm (1 ft 9+1⁄2 in). Dangi was a primordial dwarf. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chandra Bahadur Dangi has received more than 1,940,992 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the 25th most popular celebrity (up from 29th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Nepal (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Nepalese Celebrity.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi is the shortest living man in recorded history. He is recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest living man in recorded history.

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Among celebrities, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 25 out of 184Before him are Rosalia Lombardo, Rodney King, Kim Kardashian, Philippe Petit, Don King, and Jacques Mayol. After him are Peggy Guggenheim, Dodi Fayed, Mary Anning, Marie Duplessis, Rosemary Kennedy, and Cecilia Gallerani.

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Among people born in 1939, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 50Before him are Michèle Mercier, Volker Schlöndorff, Harry Kroto, Scott Glenn, Junko Tabei, and João Bernardo Vieira. After him are Cynthia Lennon, Jean-Marie Lehn, Carlo Ginzburg, Jorge Sampaio, Sonny Chiba, and Fritjof Capra. Among people deceased in 2015, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 53Before him are Yitzhak Navon, Ben E. King, James Horner, Michele Ferrero, René Girard, and Val Logsdon Fitch. After him are Khaled al-Asaad, Cynthia Lennon, Yevgeny Primakov, Francesco Rosi, Assia Djebar, and Fatema Mernissi.

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In Nepal

Among people born in Nepal, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 8 out of 47Before him are Tenzing Norgay (1914), Maya (-600), Rāhula (-534), Suman Pokhrel (1967), Yaśodharā (-600), and Mahapajapati Gotami (-600). After him are Gyanendra of Nepal (1947), Janaka (null), Anuruddha (-450), Prithvi Narayan Shah (1723), Birendra of Nepal (1945), and Bidhya Devi Bhandari (1961).


Among celebrities born in Nepal, Chandra Bahadur Dangi ranks 1