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Guru Har Rai

1630 - 1661

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Guru Har Rai (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਇ, pronunciation: [gʊɾuː ɦəɾ ɾaːɪ]; 16 January 1630 – 6 October 1661) revered as the seventh Nanak, was the seventh of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He became the Sikh leader at age 14, on 3 March 1644, after the death of his grandfather and the sixth Sikh leader Guru Hargobind. He guided the Sikhs for about seventeen years, till his death at age 31.Guru Har Rai is notable for maintaining the large army of Sikh soldiers that the sixth Sikh Guru had amassed, yet avoiding military conflict. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Har Rai has received more than 670,305 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Guru Har Rai is the 9,960th most popular politician (up from 10,862nd in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from India (up from 369th in 2019) and the 117th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Guru Har Rai ranks 9,960 out of 15,577Before him are Yekaterina Furtseva, Canaan Banana, Cynewulf of Wessex, Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia, Viktor Kingissepp, and Mstislav III of Kiev. After him are Rolandas Paksas, José Bonifácio de Andrada, Spotted Elk, Dasharatha Maurya, Quintus Pedius, and Maurice Rouvier.

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Among people born in 1630, Guru Har Rai ranks 17Before him are Ludolf Bakhuizen, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Pjetër Bogdani, Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Maria van Oosterwijck, and Roche Braziliano. After him are Jean Richer, Silvestro Valier, Sophie Augusta of Holstein-Gottorp, Lucy Walter, and Lorenzo Gafà. Among people deceased in 1661, Guru Har Rai ranks 14Before him are George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jan Fyt, Louis Couperin, Martino Martini, Zheng Zhilong, and Teimuraz I of Kakheti. After him are Pieter de Molijn, Pyotr Beketov, Thomas Fuller, Shah Shuja, and Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll.

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Among people born in India, Guru Har Rai ranks 339 out of 1,493Before him are Abbé Faria (1756), Joseph Vaz (1651), Alamgir II (1699), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), Dhondo Keshav Karve (1858), and Iskander Mirza (1899). After him are Baji Rao II (1775), Sharad Pawar (1940), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Bhikaiji Cama (1861), Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1908), and Sridevi (1963).


Among politicians born in India, Guru Har Rai ranks 117Before him are Rana Sanga (1482), Rani Padmini (null), Rajendra Chola I (1000), Alamgir II (1699), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), and Iskander Mirza (1899). After him are Baji Rao II (1775), Sharad Pawar (1940), Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905), Rajnath Singh (1951), Kumaragupta I (400), and Dara Shukoh (1615).