1498 - 1546

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Meera, also known as Mirabai (मीराबाई; c.1498–c.1546), was a 16th-century Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She is a celebrated Bhakti saint, particularly in the North Indian Hindu tradition.Mirabai was born into a Rajput royal family in Kudki, Pali district, Rajasthan, Mira then spent her childhood in Merta, Rajasthan. She is mentioned in Bhaktamal, confirming that she was widely known and a cherished figure in the Bhakti movement culture by about 1600 CE. Most legends about Meera mention her fearless disregard for social and family conventions, her devotion to Lord Krishna, her treating Lord Krishna as her husband and being persecuted by her in-laws for her religious devotion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meera has received more than 2,320,158 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Meera is the 643rd most popular writer (down from 451st in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from India (down from 45th in 2019) and the 12th 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 643 out of 5,794Before her are Ausonius, Vātsyāyana, Columella, Jean Froissart, Hind bint Utbah, and Carlo Gozzi. After her are John Irving, Camilo José Cela, Poliziano, Aratus, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Ryszard Kapuściński.

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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, Andrés de Urdaneta, Sophie of Pomerania, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1546, Meera ranks 5Before her are Martin Luther, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Francisco de Orellana, and Giulio Romano. After her are Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Étienne Dolet, Petru Rareș, Isabella di Morra, and Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In India

Among people born in India, Meera ranks 60 out of 1,227Before her are Zubin Mehta (1936), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Premchand (1880), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Amir Khusrow (1253), and Vātsyāyana (300). After her are Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), and Aśvaghoṣa (80).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Meera ranks 12Before her are Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), and Vātsyāyana (300). After her are Tukaram (1608), Deepak Chopra (1946), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Basava (1134), and Savitribai Phule (1831).