Guru Arjan

1563 - 1606

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Guru Arjan (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜਨ, pronunciation: [gʊɾuː əɾd͡ʒənᵊ]; 15 April 1563 – 30 May 1606) was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith and the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib. He was born in Goindval, in the Punjab, the youngest son of Bhai Jetha, who later became Guru Ram Das, and Mata Bhani, the daughter of Guru Amar Das. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Arjan has received more than 1,391,725 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Guru Arjan is the 1,083rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,036th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from India (down from 156th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Guru Arjan ranks 1,083 out of 2,238Before him are Günter Guillaume, George Syncellus, Raymond Nonnatus, John of Montecorvino, Dom Justo Takayama, and Suhayb ar-Rumi. After him are Franz Jägerstätter, Vincent of Lérins, Johann Arndt, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Paul Marcinkus, and Maria Schicklgruber.

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Among people born in 1563, Guru Arjan ranks 7Before him are Wanli Emperor, John Dowland, Orazio Gentileschi, Johannes Althusius, Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, and Mavro Orbini. After him are Jodocus Hondius, Andrew Báthory, Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Hosokawa Gracia, and Hosokawa Tadaoki. Among people deceased in 1606, Guru Arjan ranks 9Before him are Justus Lipsius, Karel van Mander, Stephen Bocskai, Alessandro Valignano, Boşnak Derviş Mehmed Pasha, and Giovanni Andrea Doria. After him are Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Turibius of Mogrovejo, and John Lyly.

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Among people born in India, Guru Arjan ranks 179 out of 1,493Before him are Sivananda Saraswati (1887), Chandrakirti (600), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Tarabai (1675), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), and Andal (800). After him are Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Deepak Chopra (1946), M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Abdul Karim (1863), Salim Ali (1896), and Lakshmi Mittal (1950).


Among religious figures born in India, Guru Arjan ranks 18Before him are Dayananda Saraswati (1824), Anthony de Mello (1931), Ravi Shankar (1956), Jayadeva (1170), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896). After him are Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Śāntarakṣita (725), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), George Alencherry (1945), Meher Baba (1894), and Guru Angad (1504).