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Harshavardhana (IAST Harṣa-vardhana; c. 590–647 CE) was a Pushyabhuti emperor who ruled northern India from 606 to 647 CE. He was the son of Prabhakaravardhana who had defeated the Alchon Huna invaders, and the younger brother of Rajyavardhana, a king of Thanesar, present-day Haryana. At the height of Harsha's power, his territory covered much of north and northwestern India, with the Narmada River as its southern boundary. He eventually made Kanauj (in present Uttar Pradesh state) his capital, and ruled till 647 CE. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harsha has received more than 1,740,713 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Harsha is the 1,412th most popular politician (up from 2,219th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from India (up from 67th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Indian Politician.

Harsha is most famous for his literary work, Harshacharita, which is a biography of the Hindu king Harsha.

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Among politicians, Harsha ranks 1,412 out of 15,577Before him are John IV of Portugal, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Paul Barras, U Thant, Philip of Swabia, and Léon Blum. After him are Anthemius, John V of Portugal, Alexander I of Serbia, Arghun, Charles III of Naples, and Turgut Özal.

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Among people born in 590, Harsha ranks 2Before him is Pope Martin I. After him are Kavad II, Boran, Aqil ibn Abi Talib, and Eanfrith of Bernicia. Among people deceased in 647, Harsha ranks 2Before him is Queen Seondeok of Silla. After him is Gregory the Patrician.

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Among people born in India, Harsha ranks 49 out of 1,493Before him are Aishwarya Rai (1973), C. V. Raman (1888), Bhāskara II (1114), Meera (1498), Amir Khusrow (1253), and Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883). After him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Salman Rushdie (1947), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Zubin Mehta (1936), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811).


Among politicians born in India, Harsha ranks 17Before him are Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), and Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883). After him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), and Rajiv Gandhi (1944).