SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Mahatma Gandhi

1869 - 1948

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 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, and in turn inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "great-souled", "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.Born and raised in a Hindu family in coastal Gujarat, western India, Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to the bar at age 22 in June 1891. After two uncertain years in India, where he was unable to start a successful law practice, he moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahatma Gandhi has received more than 36,918,938 page views. His biography is available in 174 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular social activist.

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Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

Among social activists, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 3 out of 426Before him are Che Guevara and Nelson Mandela. After him are Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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Contemporaries

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

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In India

Among people born in India, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 2 out of 848Before him are Gautama Buddha (-566). After him are George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Kālidāsa (400), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), and Indira Gandhi (1917).