James Brooke

1803 - 1868

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Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868), was a British soldier and adventurer who founded the Raj of Sarawak in Borneo. He ruled as the first White Rajah of Sarawak from 1841 until his death in 1868. Brooke was born and raised under the Company Raj of the British East India Company in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Brooke has received more than 703,802 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. James Brooke is the 4,661st most popular politician (up from 5,101st in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from India (up from 138th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, James Brooke ranks 4,661 out of 15,710Before him are Fan Noli, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Nikolay Krestinsky, Al-Afdal Shahanshah, and Elisabeth of the Palatinate. After him are Gustav Noske, Khamtai Siphandon, Amenemnisu, Lê Lợi, Lansana Conté, and Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria.

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Among people born in 1803, James Brooke ranks 16Before him are Albrecht von Roon, Fyodor Tyutchev, Flora Tristan, Maria Teresa of Savoy, Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony, and Princess Alexandrine of Prussia. After him are Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, John Ericsson, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Henry Darcy, and Friedrich von Amerling. Among people deceased in 1868, James Brooke ranks 16Before him are Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, Mihailo Obrenović, Adalbert Stifter, Franz Berwald, and Tewodros II. After him are Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Kondō Isami, Rasoherina, François-Édouard Picot, Julius Plücker, and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.

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Among people born in India, James Brooke ranks 131 out of 1,227Before him are Aamir Khan (1965), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Sushruta (-620), Ajay Devgn (1969), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), and S. R. Ranganathan (1892). After him are Shantideva (685), Mangal Pandey (1827), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), and Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866).


Among politicians born in India, James Brooke ranks 41Before him are Vishvamitra (-2000), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), and Ibrahim Lodi (1450). After him are Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), Tarabai (1675), and Mamnoon Hussain (1940).