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Kasturba Gandhi

1869 - 1944

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Kasturbai Mohandas Gandhi (listen , born Kasturbai Gokuldas Kapadia; 11 April 1869 – 22 February 1944) was an Indian political activist. She was married to Mohandas Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, in 1883. With her husband and her eldest son, Harilal, she was involved in the Indian independence movement in British India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kasturba Gandhi has received more than 2,497,425 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Kasturba Gandhi is the 67th most popular social activist (up from 83rd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from India (up from 84th in 2019) and the 4th 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 67 out of 538Before her are Lê Đức Thọ, Jane Addams, Mustafa Barzani, Horst Wessel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and Bhagat Singh. After her are Jimmy Hoffa, Beatrice Cenci, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Abimael Guzmán, Buenaventura Durruti, and Betty Williams.

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Among people born in 1869, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 13Before her are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, Emma Goldman, Fritz Pregl, and Hans Spemann. After her are Maud of Wales, Rudolf Otto, Frederick Trump, Calouste Gulbenkian, Christian Lous Lange, and Komitas. Among people deceased in 1944, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 33Before her are Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, Erwin von Witzleben, Glenn Miller, Louis Renault, and Erich Hoepner. After her are Aristide Maillol, Wang Jingwei, Arthur Eddington, Antanas Smetona, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and Werner von Haeften.

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Among people born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 67 out of 1,493Before her are Aśvaghoṣa (80), Kim Philby (1912), Ronald Ross (1857), Satyajit Ray (1921), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), and Ram Mohan Roy (1772). After her are Ghalib (1797), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486).


Among social activists born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 4Before her are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904). After her are Gerald Durrell (1925), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Vandana Shiva (1952).