Jawaharlal Nehru

1889 - 1964

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Jawaharlal Nehru ( NAY-roo or NEH-roo; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋɑːɦəɾˈlɑːl ˈneːɦɾuː] ; 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, statesman, secular humanist, social democrat, and author who was a central figure in India during the middle of the 20th century. Nehru was a principal leader of the Indian nationalist movement in the 1930s and 1940s. Upon India's independence in 1947, he served as the country's first prime minister for 16 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jawaharlal Nehru has received more than 24,780,710 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Jawaharlal Nehru is the 259th most popular politician (down from 188th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from India and the 4th most popular Indian Politician.

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. He is most famous for his role in the struggle for Indian independence from British rule, and his subsequent attempts to modernize and secularize India.

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Among politicians, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 259 out of 19,576Before him are François Mitterrand, Antoninus Pius, Philip II of France, Rudolf Hess, Rodrigo Duterte, and Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Safiye Sultan, Ashurbanipal, Philip V of Spain, Henry II of France, and Konrad Adenauer.

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Among people born in 1889, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 6Before him are Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and António de Oliveira Salazar. After him are Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Paul Karrer, Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, and Arnold J. Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 1After him are Douglas MacArthur, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Alma Mahler, Victor Francis Hess, Norbert Wiener, Leo Szilard, Ian Fleming, Rachel Carson, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and James Franck.

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Among people born in India, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 9 out of 1,861Before him are Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931). After him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Vivien Leigh (1913), Nagarjuna (150), and Shivaji (1627).


Among politicians born in India, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 4Before him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ashoka (-304), and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931). After him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Shivaji (1627), Indira Gandhi (1917), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), and Aurangzeb (1618).