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 married Mohandas Gandhi in 1883. With her husband and son, 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 2,259,909 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Kasturba Gandhi is the 83rd most popular social activist (down from 82nd in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from India (down from 81st in 2019) and the 3rd 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 83 out of 544Before her are Sakamoto Ryōma, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Cranmer, Yun Chi-ho, and Angela Davis. After her are Zhang Jue, Liu Xiaobo, Beatrice Cenci, Augusto César Sandino, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Alexander Parvus.

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Among people born in 1869, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 20Before her are Calouste Gulbenkian, Hans Spemann, Maud of Wales, Siegfried Wagner, Gustav Vigeland, and Felix Salten. After her are Frederick Trump, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Else Lasker-Schüler, Christian Lous Lange, and Komitas. Among people deceased in 1944, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 46Before her are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Gustav Bauer, Werner von Haeften, Antanas Smetona, Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel, and Pehr Evind Svinhufvud. After her are Abbas II of Egypt, Friedrich Dollmann, Hans-Valentin Hube, Eduard Dietl, Walter Nowotny, and August Landmesser.

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Among people born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 84 out of 1,227Before her are Vyasa (-390), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), and Satyajit Ray (1921). After her are Bindusara (-320), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Ajatashatru (-500), Tukaram (1608), Maudgalyayana (-568), and Rajendra Prasad (1884).


Among social activists born in India, Kasturba Gandhi ranks 3Before her are Mahatma Gandhi (1869) and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856). After her are Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gerald Durrell (1925), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Kittur Chennamma (1778).