Mangal Pandey

1827 - 1857

Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey (19 July 1827 – 8 April 1857) was an Indian soldier who played a key part in the events immediately preceding the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857. He was a sepoy (infantryman) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) regiment of the British East India Company. In 1984, the Indian government issued a postage stamp to remember him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mangal Pandey has received more than 1,885,488 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 129th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Mangal Pandey ranks 128 out of 426Before him are Abbé Pierre, Alfred Naujocks, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Jody Williams, and Rudi Dutschke. After him are Yiannis Ritsos, Klaus Störtebeker, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Mairead Maguire, Steve Biko, and Jacques Roux.

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Among people born in 1827, Mangal Pandey ranks 15Before him are William Holman Hunt, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Charles De Coster, John Hanning Speke, Deodoro da Fonseca, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. After him are Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, Mihály Zichy, Henry Gray, Jyotirao Phule, Oswald Achenbach, and Jules Breton. Among people deceased in 1857, Mangal Pandey ranks 17Before him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Louis Jacques Thénard, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Johan Christian Dahl, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac. After him are Josef Ressel, Alcide d'Orbigny, Marquis de Custine, Hinrich Lichtenstein, Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, and Augustinos Kapodistrias.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mangal Pandey ranks 116 out of 848Before him are Varāhamihira (505), Basava (1134), Namdev (1270), Radha (null), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918), and Chandragupta II (400). After him are Vishvamitra (-2000), Prithviraj Chauhan (1149), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Pratibha Patil (1934), and Shantideva (685).


Among social activists born in India, Mangal Pandey ranks 6Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904). After him are Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gerald Durrell (1925), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Anna Hazare (1937).

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