Jawaharlal Nehru

1889 - 1964

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Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] (listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India, as well as a central figure in Indian politics both before and after independence. He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement, serving India as Prime Minister from its establishment in 1947 as an independent nation, until his death in 1964. He was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with the Kashmiri Pandit community, while Indian children knew him better as Chacha Nehru (Hindi: Uncle Nehru).The son of Swarup Rani and Motilal Nehru, a prominent lawyer and nationalist statesman, Nehru was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Inner Temple, where he trained to be a barrister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jawaharlal Nehru has received more than 15,884,458 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).