Mahatma Gandhi

1869 - 1948

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (ISO: Mōhanadāsa Karamacaṁda Gāṁdhī; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule. He inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahatma Gandhi has received more than 66,108,101 page views. His biography is available in 197 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 188 in 2019). Mahatma Gandhi is the 3rd most popular social activist (down from 2nd in 2019), the most popular biography from India and the most popular Indian Social Activist.

Mahatma Gandhi is most famous for being the leader of the Indian independence movement and for his philosophy of nonviolent resistance.

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  • 6.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Mahatma Gandhi has had the most page views in the with 7,131,855 views, followed by Hindi (1,516,959), and Spanish (1,208,416). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Low Saxon (32,200.00%), (7,936.36%), and Ukrainian (1,030.08%)


Among social activists, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 3 out of 840Before him are Che Guevara, and Nelson Mandela. After him are Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Martin Luther King Jr..

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Among people born in 1869, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1After him are Henri Matisse, Grigori Rasputin, André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Neville Chamberlain, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustaf Dalén, Karl Haushofer, Emma Goldman, and Fritz Pregl. Among people deceased in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1After him are Sergei Eisenstein, Mileva Marić, Osamu Dazai, Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Hideki Tojo, Walther von Brauchitsch, Edgar de Wahl, Antonin Artaud, and Folke Bernadotte.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1 out of 1,861After him are Narendra Modi (1950), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), George Orwell (1903), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), and Ramakrishna (1836).


Among social activists born in India, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Gerald Durrell (1925), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gangubai Kothewali (1939), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), and Kailash Satyarthi (1954).