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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, the founder of Sikhism, becoming a Sikh, and serving and working with Guru Nanak for many years, Guru Nanak gave Lehna the name Angad ("my own limb"), and chose Angad as the second Sikh Guru.After the death of Guru Nanak in 1539, Guru Angad led the Sikh tradition. He is remembered in Sikhism for adopting and formalising the Gurmukhi alphabet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Angad has received more than 885,877 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Guru Angad is the 1,273rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,195th in 2019), the 233rd most popular biography from India (down from 189th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Guru Angad ranks 1,273 out of 2,238Before him are Raffaele Riario, Antipope Adalbert, William M. Branham, Vitalis of Milan, Augustin Bea, and Peter Nolasco. After him are Clemens August of Bavaria, Zanabazar, Raymond Franz, Emil Krebs, André Vingt-Trois, and Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen.

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Among people born in 1504, Guru Angad ranks 9Before him are Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse, Francesco Primaticcio, Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy, Heinrich Bullinger, John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford. After him are Scipione Rebiba, Louis of Granada, Charles Estienne, Antun Vrančić, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Prussia, and Ğazı I Giray. Among people deceased in 1552, Guru Angad ranks 11Before him are Paolo Giovio, Sebastian Münster, Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Andreas Osiander, Olaus Petri, and Antonio de Mendoza. After him are Pierre Attaingnant and Qiu Ying.

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In India

Among people born in India, Guru Angad ranks 233 out of 1,493Before him are Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), Tansen (1493), George Alencherry (1945), Inayat Khan (1882), Meher Baba (1894), and Charan Singh (1902). After him are Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Rani Durgavati (1524), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Feroze Gandhi (1912), and Parshvanatha (-872).


Among religious figures born in India, Guru Angad ranks 24Before him are Guru Arjan (1563), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Śāntarakṣita (725), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), George Alencherry (1945), and Meher Baba (1894). After him are Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Parshvanatha (-872), Zakir Naik (1965), Guru Amar Das (1479), Mahinda (-285), and Dashrath Manjhi (1934).