Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

1820 - 1891

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE (26 September 1820 – 29 July 1891), born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was an Indian educator and social reformer. His efforts to simplify and modernise Bengali prose were significant. He also rationalised and simplified the Bengali alphabet and type, which had remained unchanged since Charles Wilkins and Panchanan Karmakar had cut the first (wooden) Bengali type in 1780. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar has received more than 2,304,423 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is the 1,554th most popular writer (down from 1,552nd in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from India (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ranks 1,554 out of 5,794Before her are Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Saki, Håkan Nesser, and Albert Cohen. After her are Georges Feydeau, James Hilton, Herbjørg Wassmo, Alexander Kielland, Boris Pahor, and Martin Opitz.

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Among people born in 1820, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ranks 26Before her are William Tecumseh Sherman, John Tenniel, Božena Němcová, Yaqub Beg, Édouard Roche, and Princess Alexandrine of Baden. After her are Eugène Fromentin, Anna Sewell, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel, Émile Augier, Prince Henry of the Netherlands, and Afanasy Fet. Among people deceased in 1891, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ranks 36Before her are Ernest Meissonier, Johan Jongkind, Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark, Kalākaua, Theophil Hansen, and Louis Lucien Bonaparte. After her are Fredrik Pacius, Théodore de Banville, N. R. Pogson, Carl Nägeli, Leon Pinsker, and Giovanni Morelli.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ranks 159 out of 1,227Before her are Morarji Desai (1896), Chandrakirti (600), Bahadur Shah I (1643), Guru Arjan (1563), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Mad Mike Hoare (1919). After her are Jyotirao Phule (1827), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Anna Leonowens (1831), Shantanu (null), Zakir Husain (1897), and Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ranks 27Before her are Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Vidyapati (1352), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), and Surdas (1478). After her are Anna Leonowens (1831), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Bharata Muni (-1000), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), and Mahadevi Varma (1907).