Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV

1884 - 1940

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Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV (Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar; 4 June 1884 – 3 August 1940) was the twenty-fourth maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore, from 1894 until his death in 1940. He is popularly called "Rajarshi"(Kannada Trans. ರಾಜರ್ಷಿ),the name which was given by Mahatma Gandhi, which literally means "the sage king" for his administrative reforms and achievementsAt the time of his death, he was one of the world's wealthiest men, with a personal fortune estimated in 1940 to be worth US$400 million, equivalent to $7 billion at 2018 prices. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV has received more than 401,237 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV is the 12,701st most popular politician, the 507th most popular biography from India and the 160th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV ranks 12,701 out of 15,710Before him are Muhammad az-Zanati, Bernd Riexinger, ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, Albin Kurti, Arnaldo Otegi, and José Manuel García-Margallo. After him are Jyrki Katainen, Günther Beckstein, Bahlul Lodi, Chang Wanquan, Liu Yunshan, and Archibald Sayce.

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Among people born in 1884, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV ranks 152Before him are Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Molla Mallory, Otto Froitzheim, Nikolai Klyuev, Fritz Noether, and Axel Norling. After him are Arnaud Denjoy, Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Fumio Gotō, Sergey Gorodetsky, Margit Slachta, and Max Taut. Among people deceased in 1940, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV ranks 130Before him are Ljubomir Davidović, Smedley Butler, Otto Toeplitz, Robert Emden, Heinrich Kayser, and Hendrik Marsman. After him are Wilhelm Anderson, Nikola Ivanov, Johnny Dodds, István Énekes, Leopold Skulski, and Bob Glendenning.

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Among people born in India, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV ranks 507 out of 1,227Before him are Jyoti Basu (1914), Kajal Aggarwal (1985), N. T. Rama Rao (1923), Abhishek Bachchan (1976), Uttam Kumar (1926), and Krishan Chander (1914). After him are Pankaj Kapur (1954), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Mahadev Desai (1892), Amrit Kaur (1889), Mukesh (1923), and Rajkumar (1929).


Among politicians born in India, Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV ranks 160Before him are Bhagwan Das (1869), M. S. Swaminathan (1925), Surendranath Banerjee (1848), Shah Shuja (1616), Krishna Prasad Bhattarai (1924), and Jyoti Basu (1914). After him are Amrit Kaur (1889), Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895), Anandiben Patel (1941), Rajnath Singh (1951), Shuja-ud-Daula (1732), and Sheikh Abdullah (1905).