Guru Angad

1504 - 1552

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Guru Angad (31 March 1504 – 29 March 1552; Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅੰਗਦ, pronunciation: [gʊɾuː əŋgəd̯ᵊ]) was the second of the ten Sikh gurus of Sikhism. After meeting Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, becoming a Sikh, and serving and working with Guru Nanak Dev Ji for many years, Nanak gave Lehna the name Angad ("my own limb"), and chose Angad as the second Sikh Guru.After the death of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in 1539, Guru Angad Sahib ji led the Sikh tradition. He is remembered in Sikhism for adopting and formalizing the Gurmukhi alphabet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Angad has received more than 728,927 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Guru Angad is the 1,196th most popular religious figure (up from 1,204th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from India (up from 200th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Guru Angad ranks 1,196 out of 2,272Before him are Pedro Arrupe, Reginald Pole, Albert Vanhoye, Flavian of Constantinople, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, and Germanus of Auxerre. After him are Carpocrates, Victor Maurus, Alexander Schmorell, Beniamino Stella, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and Antipope Theodoric.

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Among people born in 1504, Guru Angad ranks 9Before him are Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, Francesco Primaticcio, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Heinrich Bullinger, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, and John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland. After him are Scipione Rebiba, Louis of Granada, Antun Vrančić, Charles Estienne, Stanislaus Hosius, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1552, Guru Angad ranks 9Before him are Sebastian Münster, Petrus Apianus, Basil Fool for Christ, Paolo Giovio, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and Olaus Petri. After him are Andreas Osiander, Antonio de Mendoza, and Pierre Attaingnant.

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Among people born in India, Guru Angad ranks 189 out of 1,227Before him are Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Tansen (1493), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), and Amrish Puri (1932). After him are Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Birbal (1528), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908), and Kailash Satyarthi (1954).


Among religious figures born in India, Guru Angad ranks 21Before him are Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Dayananda Saraswati (1824), Jayadeva (1170), Śāntarakṣita (725), and Meher Baba (1894). After him are Guru Amar Das (1479), Parshvanatha (-872), George Alencherry (1945), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Zakir Naik (1965), and Dashrath Manjhi (1934).