Guru Tegh Bahadur

1621 - 1675

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Guru Tegh Bahadur (Punjabi: ਗੁਰੂ ਤੇਗ਼ ਬਹਾਦਰ (Gurmukhi); Punjabi pronunciation: [gʊɾuː t̯eːɣ bəɦaːd̯ʊɾᵊ]; 1 April 1621 – 11 November 1675) was the ninth of ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion and the leader of Sikhs from 1665 until his beheading in 1675. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India in 1621 and was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh guru. Considered a principled and fearless warrior, he was a learned spiritual scholar and a poet whose 115 hymns are included in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the main text of Sikhism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Tegh Bahadur has received more than 2,552,815 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Guru Tegh Bahadur is the 6,610th most popular politician (up from 9,168th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from India (up from 273rd in 2019) and the 58th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Guru Tegh Bahadur ranks 6,610 out of 15,710Before him are Masaniello, Salome I, Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Costas Simitis, and Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. After him are Guttorm of Norway, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Jacob Stainer, Perctarit, William I, Count of Hainaut, and Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga.

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Among people born in 1621, Guru Tegh Bahadur ranks 7Before him are Jean de La Fontaine, Louis, Grand Condé, Amakusa Shirō, George II Rákóczi, Thomas Willis, and Petar Zrinski. After him are Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Allaert van Everdingen, Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, Isaac van Ostade, Shi Lang, and Matthew Locke. Among people deceased in 1675, Guru Tegh Bahadur ranks 11Before him are James Gregory, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Thomas Willis, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Gilles de Roberval, and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels. After him are Leopoldo de' Medici, Allaert van Everdingen, Feodosia Morozova, Abraham van Diepenbeeck, Brynjólfur Sveinsson, and Jacques Marquette.

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Among people born in India, Guru Tegh Bahadur ranks 185 out of 1,227Before him are Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Meher Baba (1894), Vandana Shiva (1952), Madhvacharya (1199), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), and Lakshmi Mittal (1950). After him are Tansen (1493), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Amrish Puri (1932), Guru Angad (1504), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), and Birbal (1528).


Among politicians born in India, Guru Tegh Bahadur ranks 58Before him are Shantanu (null), Zakir Husain (1897), Henry McMahon (1862), V. V. Giri (1894), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), and Siraj ud-Daulah (1733). After him are Birbal (1528), Khaleda Zia (1945), Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Motilal Nehru (1861), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), and Birsa Munda (1875).