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1797 - 1869

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Mirza Beg Asadullah Khan (1797-1868), also known as Mirza Ghalib, was an Indian poet. He was popularly known by the pen names Ghalib and Asad. His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ghalib has received more than 2,514,863 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Ghalib is the 580th most popular writer (down from 533rd in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from India (down from 47th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Indian Writer.

Ghali is most famous for writing the "Divan-e-Ghalib" which is a collection of poems.

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Among writers, Ghalib ranks 580 out of 5,755Before him are Dino Buzzati, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Francisco de Quevedo, Salvatore Quasimodo, Theodore Dreiser, and Ludvig Holberg. After him are Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, Franz Werfel, Pietro Metastasio, and Gustav Meyrink.

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Among people born in 1797, Ghalib ranks 11Before him are Gaetano Donizetti, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Joseph Henry, and Charles Lyell. After him are Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Alfred de Vigny, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Paul Delaroche, and Ferdinand von Wrangel. Among people deceased in 1869, Ghalib ranks 6Before him are Hector Berlioz, Allan Kardec, Franklin Pierce, Alphonse de Lamartine, and Jan Evangelista Purkyně. After him are Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, and Carl Loewe.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ghalib ranks 68 out of 1,493Before him are Kim Philby (1912), Ronald Ross (1857), Satyajit Ray (1921), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), and Kasturba Gandhi (1869). After him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ravi Shankar (1920), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), and Rajendra Prasad (1884).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ghalib ranks 12Before him are Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), and Premchand (1880). After him are Vātsyāyana (300), Tukaram (1608), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Basava (1134), and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838).