Jyotirao Phule

1827 - 1890

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Jyotirao Phule, also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule (11 April 1827 – 28 November 1890) was an Indian social activist, thinker, anti-caste social reformer and writer from Maharashtra. His work extended to many fields, including eradication of untouchability and the caste system and for his efforts in educating women and oppressed caste people. He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were pioneers of women's education in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jyotirao Phule has received more than 3,022,960 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jyotirao Phule is the 406th most popular philosopher (up from 570th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from India (up from 160th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jyotirao Phule ranks 406 out of 1,081Before him are Christian Thomasius, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Antonio Negri, Charles Taylor, Nasir Khusraw, and Francis Hutcheson. After him are Ágnes Heller, Étienne Cabet, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Paul Grice, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, and Linji Yixuan.

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Among people born in 1827, Jyotirao Phule ranks 11Before him are Joseph Lister, Heonjong of Joseon, Francisco Solano López, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Marcellin Berthelot, and Deodoro da Fonseca. After him are John Hanning Speke, Mangal Pandey, William Holman Hunt, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Charles De Coster, and Wilhelm von Tegetthoff. Among people deceased in 1890, Jyotirao Phule ranks 18Before him are Richard Francis Burton, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Kemmler, John Henry Newman, Niels Gade, and Antoine, Duke of Montpensier. After him are Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Gottfried Keller, Lorenz von Stein, Louis Le Prince, Carl Bloch, and Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters.

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Among people born in India, Jyotirao Phule ranks 117 out of 1,493Before him are Ahmed Deedat (1918), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), and Namdev (1270). After him are James Brooke (1803), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Sushruta (-620), Bharata Muni (-1000), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918).


Among philosophers born in India, Jyotirao Phule ranks 16Before him are Aśvaghoṣa (80), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Sri Aurobindo (1872), and Ramanuja (1017). After him are Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), Madhvacharya (1199), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), and Shantideva (685).