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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.Mirabai was born into a Rathore Rajput royal family in Kudki (modern-day Nagaur district of Rajasthan) and spent her childhood in Merta. 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 Mirabai mention her fearless disregard for social and family conventions, her devotion to Krishna, her treating 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 2,506,490 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Meera is the 414th most popular writer (up from 643rd in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from India (up from 60th in 2019) and the 7th 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 414 out of 5,755Before her are Tom Clancy, W. B. Yeats, Sholem Aleichem, Gertrude Stein, Saint-John Perse, and Thomas Bernhard. After her are Lactantius, Alphonse de Lamartine, Julio Cortázar, Tibullus, Karl Barth, and Joseph Brodsky.

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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, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Sophie of Pomerania, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1546, Meera ranks 4Before her are Martin Luther, Hayreddin Barbarossa, and Francisco de Orellana. After her are Giulio Romano, Francisco de Vitoria, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Petru Rareș, Étienne Dolet, Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Isabella di Morra, and David Beaton.

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In India

Among people born in India, Meera ranks 46 out of 1,493Before her are Brahmagupta (598), Tulsidas (1532), Sariputta (-568), Aishwarya Rai (1973), C. V. Raman (1888), and Bhāskara II (1114). After her are Amir Khusrow (1253), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), Augustus De Morgan (1806), and Salman Rushdie (1947).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Meera ranks 7Before her are George Orwell (1903), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), Valmiki (-80), and Tulsidas (1532). After her are Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), Ghalib (1797), and Vātsyāyana (300).