400 - 420


Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit author and is often considered ancient India's greatest playwright and dramatist. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Vedas, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kālidāsa has received more than 1,888,013 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 110th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Kālidāsa ranks 109 out of 4,883Before him are George Sand, Theodor Herzl, Erich Maria Remarque, François Rabelais, Paulo Coelho, and Václav Havel. After him are Hafez, Alexandre Dumas fils, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, José Saramago, François Villon, and Federico García Lorca.

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Among people born in 400, Kālidāsa ranks 1After him are Saint Ursula, Merovech, Pope Celestine I, Pope Zosimus, Olybrius, Alexius of Rome, Joannes, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Fritigern, Constantine III, and Ermanaric. Among people deceased in 420, Kālidāsa ranks 2Before him is Jerome. After him are Pelagius, Orosius, Sulpicius Severus, Eunapius, and Porphyry of Gaza.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kālidāsa ranks 9 out of 848Before him are George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931). After him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Vivien Leigh (1913), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), and Nagarjuna (150).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Kālidāsa ranks 3Before him are George Orwell (1903) and Rabindranath Tagore (1861). After him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Tukaram (1608).

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