Kasturba Gandhi

1869 - 1944

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Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi (, born Kasturba Gokuldas Kapadia; 11 April 1869 – 22 February 1944) was an Indian political activist who was involved in the Indian independence movement during British India. She was married to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kasturba Gandhi has received more than 3,019,193 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Kasturba Gandhi is the 104th most popular social activist (down from 69th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from India (down from 66th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Social Activist.

Kasturba Gandhi was the wife of Mohandas Gandhi, and she was most famous for being his wife and partner in his work.

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Among social activists, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 104 out of 840Before her are Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Zhang Jue, Annie Besant, Louise Michel, and Leila Khaled. After her are Syed Ahmad Khan, Jody Williams, Bugsy Siegel, Ishikawa Goemon, Narges Mohammadi, and Nat Turner.

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Among people born in 1869, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 25Before her are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Rudolf Otto, Karl Seitz, Felix Salten, Gustav Vigeland, and Maud of Wales. After her are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Emilio Aguinaldo, Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, Albert Roussel, Francisco Largo Caballero, and Martin Andersen Nexø. Among people deceased in 1944, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 45Before her are Antanas Smetona, Giovanni Gentile, Werner von Haeften, Max Jacob, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and Emilio De Bono. After her are Eduard Dietl, Hans-Valentin Hube, Mildred Harris, Abbas II of Egypt, Bertha Benz, and Otto von Below.

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Among people born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 104 out of 1,861Before her are Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Ravi Shankar (1920), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), and Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671). After her are Kim Philby (1912), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Razia Sultana (1205), Tukaram (1608), and Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542).


Among social activists born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 5Before her are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), and Gerald Durrell (1925). After her are Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gangubai Kothewali (1939), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), and Kailash Satyarthi (1954).