Jawaharlal Nehru

1889 - 1964

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Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋɑːɦəɾˈlɑːl ˈneːɦɾuː] (listen); juh-WAH-hurr-LAHL nay-HROO; 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian anti-colonial nationalist, secular humanist, social democrat and author who was a central figure in India during the middle third of the 20th century. Upon India's independence in 1947, he served as the country's prime minister for 17 years. Nehru promoted parliamentary democracy, secularism, and science and technology during the 1950s, powerfully influencing India's arc as a modern nation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jawaharlal Nehru has received more than 16,930,957 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 131 in 2019). Jawaharlal Nehru is the 305th most popular politician (down from 304th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from India (down from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 305 out of 15,710Before him are Hugh Capet, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hu Jintao, Constantine XI Palaiologos, Galba, and Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Lyndon B. Johnson, Alexander Dubček, Philip IV of Spain, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Edward IV of England, and Ferdinand I of Austria.

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Among people born in 1889, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 8Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jean Cocteau, and Edwin Hubble. After him are Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, Vaslav Nijinsky, Igor Sikorsky, and Idris of Libya. Among people deceased in 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 1After him are Douglas MacArthur, Herbert Hoover, Paul of Greece, Ian Fleming, Norbert Wiener, Victor Francis Hess, Alma Mahler, Rachel Carson, James Franck, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Gerrit Rietveld.

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Among people born in India, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 12 out of 1,227Before him are Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), and Vivien Leigh (1913). After him are Kālidāsa (400), Indira Gandhi (1917), Ānanda (-600), Shivaji (1627), Nagarjuna (150), and Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895).


Among politicians born in India, Jawaharlal Nehru ranks 3Before him are Ashoka (-304) and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931). After him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Aurangzeb (1618), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).