Jai Singh II

1688 - 1743

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Jai Singh II (3 November 1681 – 21 September 1743) popularly known as Sawai Jai Singh was the 29th Kachwaha Rajput ruler of the Kingdom of Amber, who later founded the fortified city of Jaipur and made it his capital. He was born at Amber, the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs. He became ruler of Amber at the age of 11 after the death of his father, Raja Bishan Singh on 31 December 1699.Initially, Jai Singh served as a vassal of the Mughal Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jai Singh II has received more than 787,178 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 17 in 2019). Jai Singh II is the 516th most popular mathematician (down from 478th in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from India (down from 296th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Jai Singh II ranks 516 out of 828Before him are Eric Temple Bell, Richard K. Guy, Lazarus Fuchs, Max August Zorn, Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier, and John Tate. After him are Ian Stewart, Jacques Herbrand, Ernst Leonard Lindelöf, Benedetto Castelli, Joseph Valentin Boussinesq, and Roy Kerr.

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Among people born in 1688, Jai Singh II ranks 21Before him are Marie Victoire de Noailles, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Johann Friedrich Fasch, François Lemoyne, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Willem 's Gravesande.  Among people deceased in 1743, Jai Singh II ranks 10Before him are André-Hercule de Fleury, Anne Sophie Reventlow, Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, Rafael Casanova, and Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal. After him are Augustine Washington, Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll.

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Among people born in India, Jai Singh II ranks 350 out of 1,227Before him are Bal Thackeray (1926), Sanghamitta (-281), Madhubala (1933), Hemu (1501), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), and Chittaranjan Das (1869). After him are Amrapali (-450), Guru Har Krishan (1656), Alamgir II (1699), Bismillah Khan (1916), Abanindranath Tagore (1871), and Azim Premji (1945).


Among mathematicians born in India, Jai Singh II ranks 7Before him are Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Brahmagupta (598), Bhāskara II (1114), Augustus De Morgan (1806), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), and Madhava of Sangamagrama (1350). After him are Bhāskara I (600), Nilakantha Somayaji (1444), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan (1940), J. H. C. Whitehead (1904), and Harish-Chandra (1923).