Dadabhai Naoroji

1825 - 1917

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Dadabhai Naoroji (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) (also known as the "Grand Old Man of India" and "Unofficial Ambassador of India"), was an Indian political leader, merchant, scholar and writer who served as 2nd, 9th, and 22nd President of the Indian National Congress from 1886 to 1887, 1893 to 1894 and 1906 to 1907. He was the Diwan of Baroda from 1874, before moving to England, where he was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons, representing Finsbury Central between 1892 and 1895. He was the second person of Asian descent to be a British MP, the first being Indian MP David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre, who was disenfranchised for corruption after nine months in office.His book Poverty and Un-British Rule in India brought attention to his theory of the Indian "wealth drain" into Britain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dadabhai Naoroji has received more than 2,752,493 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Dadabhai Naoroji is the 3,921st most popular politician (down from 3,355th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from India (down from 111th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Indian Politician.

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Over the past year Dadabhai Naoroji has had the most page views in the with 328,838 views, followed by Hindi (68,656), and Marathi (21,963). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (38.38%), Bengali (27.87%), and Sanskrit (24.50%)


Among politicians, Dadabhai Naoroji ranks 3,921 out of 19,576Before him are Uldin, Jean Bart, Orestes, Sancho III of Castile, Julia Maesa, and Phraates IV. After him are Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Calvus, Antonio Segni, Emperor Sutoku, and Al-Aziz Billah.

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Among people born in 1825, Dadabhai Naoroji ranks 12Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Marie of Prussia. After him are Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Eduard Hanslick, Henri Giffard, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Henry Walter Bates, and Nubar Pasha. Among people deceased in 1917, Dadabhai Naoroji ranks 23Before him are Scott Joplin, Ludwig Minkus, Ranavalona III, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Radomir Putnik, and Liliʻuokalani. After him are Léon Bloy, Jean Gaston Darboux, Adolph Wagner, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Hugo Simberg, and Lucien Petit-Breton.

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Among people born in India, Dadabhai Naoroji ranks 126 out of 1,861Before him are Sambhaji (1657), Vishvamitra (-2000), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravi Shankar (1956), and Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899). After him are Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Dayananda Saraswati (1824), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), and Abul A'la Maududi (1903).


Among politicians born in India, Dadabhai Naoroji ranks 39Before him are Dhyan Chand (1905), Droupadi Murmu (1958), Chandragupta II (400), Sambhaji (1657), Vishvamitra (-2000), and Siraj ud-Daulah (1733). After him are Ajatashatru (-500), Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), Ghiyas ud din Balban (1200), Henry McMahon (1862), and Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906).