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Indira Gandhi

1917 - 1984

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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈɪnd̪ɪɾɑː ˈɡɑːnd̪ʰi] (listen); née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was an Indian politician and stateswoman who served as the third prime minister of India from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. She was India's first, and to date only, female prime minister and a central figure 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 sixth Indian prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Indira Gandhi has received more than 20,228,022 page views. Her biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Indira Gandhi is the 391st most popular politician (down from 333rd in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from India (down from 14th 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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Among politicians, Indira Gandhi ranks 391 out of 15,577Before her are Lyndon B. Johnson, Selim III, Malik-Shah I, Henry II of England, Mahmud I, and Kangxi Emperor. After her are Louis II of Hungary, Vladimir the Great, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Philip VI of France, Narmer, and Liu Bei.

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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, Ella Fitzgerald, Eric Hobsbawm, Ilya Prigogine, Joan Fontaine, Frederica of Hanover, Ernest Borgnine, and Anthony Burgess. Among people deceased in 1984, Indira Gandhi ranks 4Before her are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, and Yuri Andropov. After her are François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Niemöller, Ray Kroc, Mikhail Sholokhov, Truman Capote, and Ed Gein.

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Among people born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 17 out of 1,493Before her are Vivien Leigh (1913), Ramakrishna (1836), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Nagarjuna (150), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), and Rudyard Kipling (1865). After her are Kālidāsa (400), Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Bodhidharma (483), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), and Swami Vivekananda (1863).


Among politicians born in India, Indira Gandhi ranks 7Before her are Rama (null), Ashoka (-304), Narendra Modi (1950), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and B. R. Ambedkar (1891). After her are Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), and Rani of Jhansi (1828).