Hyder Ali

1720 - 1782

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Hyder Ali (Haidarālī; c. 1720 – 7 December 1782) was the Sultan and de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Born as Hyder Ali, he distinguished himself as a soldier, eventually drawing the attention of Mysore's rulers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hyder Ali has received more than 1,775,197 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hyder Ali is the 6,802nd most popular politician (up from 8,154th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from India (up from 244th in 2019) and the 70th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Hyder Ali ranks 6,802 out of 15,577Before him are Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Rinchinbal Khan, Al-Mustanjid, Philip, Elector Palatine, Pavel Dybenko, and Valeriy Borzov. After him are Henry VII, Duke of Bavaria, Emanuel Ringelblum, Abdel Hakim Amer, Luis Corvalán, José Figueres Ferrer, and Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah.

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Among people born in 1720, Hyder Ali ranks 15Before him are Emperor Sakuramachi, Vilna Gaon, Charles Bonnet, Heraclius II of Georgia, Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Honoré III, Prince of Monaco. After him are William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Maximilian Hell, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Johann Schobert, Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, and Emmanuel-Armand de Richelieu, duc d'Aiguillon. Among people deceased in 1782, Hyder Ali ranks 15Before him are Taksin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Anna Göldi, Sophie of France, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt, Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy, Princess Maria Christina of Saxony, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Sava Petrović, and Richard Wilson.

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In India

Among people born in India, Hyder Ali ranks 216 out of 1,493Before him are Shah Alam II (1728), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Raja Ravi Varma (1848), and Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907). After him are Jayaprakash Narayan (1902), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Henry McMahon (1862), Surdas (1478), Anna Mani (1918), and Tilopa (928).


Among politicians born in India, Hyder Ali ranks 70Before him are Nana Sahib (1824), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Shah Alam II (1728), and Ahilyabai Holkar (1725). After him are Henry McMahon (1862), Tilopa (928), Rajaraja I (947), Khaleda Zia (1945), Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), and Charan Singh (1902).