1498 - 1546

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Meera, better known as Mirabai, and venerated as Sant Meerabai, was a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She is a celebrated Bhakti saint, particularly in the North Indian Hindu tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meera has received more than 2,531,389 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Meera is the 439th most popular writer (down from 411th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from India (down from 45th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Indian Writer.

Meera is most famous for her poem the "Bhagavad Gita" which she recited to Lord Krishna.

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Among writers, Meera ranks 439 out of 7,302Before her are Hector Malot, Al-Maʿarri, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Kurt Vonnegut, Louis Aragon, and André Maurois. After her are Lysias, Giacomo Leopardi, Auguste Escoffier, Propertius, Rudaki, and Fausto Cercignani.

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Among people born in 1498, Meera ranks 3Before her are Eleanor of Austria, and Katharina von Bora. After her are Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Maarten van Heemskerck, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Giulio Clovio, Sophie of Pomerania, Andrés de Urdaneta, Andreas Osiander, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1546, Meera ranks 3Before her are Martin Luther, and Hayreddin Barbarossa. After her are Francisco de Orellana, Giulio Romano, Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Petru Rareș, Marinus van Reymerswaele, Étienne Dolet, Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Isabella di Morra.

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In India

Among people born in India, Meera ranks 49 out of 1,861Before her are Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Amartya Sen (1933), Ghalib (1797), Tipu Sultan (1750), and Savitribai Phule (1831). After her are Augustus De Morgan (1806), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), C. V. Raman (1888), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), and Harsha (590).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Meera ranks 10Before her are Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Salman Rushdie (1947), Tulsidas (1532), Ghalib (1797), and Savitribai Phule (1831). After her are Premchand (1880), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), and Ahmed Deedat (1918).