Guru Hargobind

1595 - 1644

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Guru Hargobind (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿਗੋਬਿੰਦ, pronunciation: [gʊɾuː ɦəɾgoːbɪn̯d̯ᵊ], 19 June 1595 – 28 February 1644), revered as the sixth Nanak, was the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He had become Guru at the young age of eleven, after the execution of his father, Guru Arjan, by the Mughal emperor Jahangir.Guru Hargobind introduced the process of militarization to Sikhism, likely as a response to his father's execution and to protect the Sikh community. He symbolized it by wearing two swords, representing the dual concept of miri and piri (temporal power and spiritual authority). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Hargobind has received more than 856,923 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Guru Hargobind is the 8,437th most popular politician (up from 9,052nd in 2019), the 252nd most popular biography from India (up from 266th in 2019) and the 80th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Guru Hargobind ranks 8,437 out of 15,710Before him are Agum II, Skule Bårdsson, Caratacus, Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, Halil Kut, and Marcus Livius Drusus. After him are Joseph Kabila, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Michael of Trebizond, Roger of Salerno, Henry Morgenthau Jr., and Armand Călinescu.

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Among people born in 1595, Guru Hargobind ranks 13Before him are Dirck van Baburen, Vasile Lupu, Jean Chapelain, Albert Girard, Ludovico Ludovisi, and Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski. After him are Antonio Maria Abbatini, Pieter de Molijn, Jean Desmarets, and Heo Mok. Among people deceased in 1644, Guru Hargobind ranks 10Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont, Cecilia Renata of Austria, Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Francisco Pacheco, Bernardo Strozzi, and Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau. After him are Luis Vélez de Guevara and Geoffrey Keating.

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Among people born in India, Guru Hargobind ranks 252 out of 1,227Before him are Kalpana Chawla (1961), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Jahandar Shah (1661), and Nana Sahib (1824). After him are Shashi Kapoor (1938), Zeb-un-Nissa (1638), M. Night Shyamalan (1970), Farrukhsiyar (1685), Anna Mani (1918), and Pran (1920).


Among politicians born in India, Guru Hargobind ranks 80Before him are Rajaraja I (947), Hyder Ali (1720), Kocheril R. Narayanan (1921), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Jahandar Shah (1661), and Nana Sahib (1824). After him are Farrukhsiyar (1685), Jahanara Begum (1614), Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), Tilopa (928), Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931), and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900).