Mangal Pandey

1827 - 1857

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Mangal Pandey 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 2,375,480 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mangal Pandey is the 158th most popular social activist (down from 128th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from India (down from 116th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Mangal Pandey ranks 158 out of 544Before him are Jody Williams, Al-Mu'tazz, Balthasar Gérard, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Leila Khaled, and Campaspe. After him are Eunus, Abbé Pierre, Maria Spiridonova, Soh Jaipil, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Aliya Moldagulova.

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Among people born in 1827, Mangal Pandey ranks 16Before him are William Holman Hunt, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Deodoro da Fonseca, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, John Hanning Speke, and Mihály Zichy. After him are Charles De Coster, Jules Breton, Henry Gray, Jyotirao Phule, Oswald Achenbach, and Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland. Among people deceased in 1857, Mangal Pandey ranks 17Before him are Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Louis Jacques Thénard, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, and Johan Christian Dahl. After him are Josef Ressel, Alcide d'Orbigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, George Cayley, Marquis de Custine, and Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg.

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Among people born in India, Mangal Pandey ranks 133 out of 1,227Before him are Sushruta (-620), Ajay Devgn (1969), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), James Brooke (1803), and Shantideva (685). After him are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vidyapati (1352), and Ram Narayan (1927).


Among social activists born in India, Mangal Pandey ranks 7Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), Gerald Durrell (1925), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904). After him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Vandana Shiva (1952), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Kittur Chennamma (1778), and Anna Hazare (1937).