Indira Gandhi

1917 - 1984

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Indira Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪndɪɾɑː ˈɡɑːndʱi] ; née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was India's first and, to date, only female prime minister, and a central figure in Indian politics as the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, and the mother of Rajiv Gandhi, who succeeded her in office as the country's sixth prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Indira Gandhi has received more than 24,851,958 page views. Her biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Indira Gandhi is the 370th most popular politician (up from 388th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from India (down from 16th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Politician.

Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India. She is most famous for being the first female Prime Minister of India.

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Over the past year Indira Gandhi has had the most page views in the with 3,826,479 views, followed by Hindi (293,016), and Russian (176,172). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (271.27%), Wu Chinese (87.54%), and Pashto (85.05%)


Among politicians, Indira Gandhi ranks 370 out of 19,576Before her are Kangxi Emperor, Erich Honecker, Khafra, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Semiramis, and Menachem Begin. After her are Patrice Lumumba, William the Silent, Henry II of England, John III Sobieski, Willy Brandt, and Ursula von der Leyen.

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Among people born in 1917, Indira Gandhi ranks 3Before her are John F. Kennedy, and Park Chung-hee. After her are Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, Ilya Prigogine, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederica of Hanover, I. M. Pei, and Ferdinand Marcos. Among people deceased in 1984, Indira Gandhi ranks 4Before her are Richard Burton, Michel Foucault, and Yuri Andropov. After her are Paul Dirac, François Truffaut, Mikhail Sholokhov, Johnny Weissmuller, Mohamed Naguib, Julio Cortázar, Martin Niemöller, and Alfred Kastler.

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Among people born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 18 out of 1,861Before her are Ramakrishna (1836), Vivien Leigh (1913), Nagarjuna (150), Shivaji (1627), Mahavira (-599), and Shah Rukh Khan (1965). After her are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Ānanda (-600), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), and Valmiki (-80).


Among politicians born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 7Before her are Narendra Modi (1950), Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Shivaji (1627). After her are Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), Aurangzeb (1618), and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888).