1270 - 1350

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Namdev (Pronunciation: [naːmdeʋ]), also transliterated as Nam Dayv, Namdeo, Namadeva, (traditionally, c. 26 October 1270 – c. 3 July 1350) was a Marathi Vaishnava saint from Narsi, Hingoli, Maharashtra, Medieval India within the Varkari tradition of Hinduism. He was as a devotee of the deity Vithoba of Pandharpur. Namdev was influenced by Vaishnavism and became widely known in India for his devotional songs set to music (bhajan-kirtans). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Namdev has received more than 1,211,644 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Namdev is the 1,184th most popular writer (down from 1,007th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from India (down from 115th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Indian Writer.

Namdev is most famous for being a poet and saint. He wrote and composed a number of bhajans, or devotional songs, in Marathi.

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Kūnjūn thiyūn kuṇikan
Bhāratāntīla jātibheda āṇi tyã̄vara upāya
Vāṭa cukalī
The Hundred Nine


Among writers, Namdev ranks 1,184 out of 7,302Before him are Hristo Botev, Arne Garborg, John Jacob Astor IV, Ephraim Kishon, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, and Jacint Verdaguer. After him are Meng Haoran, Samuel Butler, Sophia Tolstaya, Laura Marx, Adolfo Bioy Casares, and Marcus Manilius.

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Among people born in 1270, Namdev ranks 5Before him are William Wallace, Charles, Count of Valois, Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, and Haakon V of Norway. After him are Theodore Metochites, Isabella of Burgundy, Queen of Germany, Lancelotto Malocello, Theodore Svetoslav of Bulgaria, Juliana Falconieri, Cino da Pistoia, and Nicholas of Lyra. Among people deceased in 1350, Namdev ranks 4Before him are Philip VI of France, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Alfonso XI of Castile. After him are Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, Cápac Yupanqui, Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, Yoshida Kenkō, Juan Ruiz, Johannes de Muris, and Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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In India

Among people born in India, Namdev ranks 148 out of 1,861Before him are Ajay Devgn (1969), Deepak Chopra (1946), Sankardev (1449), Henry McMahon (1862), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and Vinoba Bhave (1895). After him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Subramania Bharati (1882), Bahadur Shah I (1643), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), and V. V. Giri (1894).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Namdev ranks 26Before him are Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Bharata Muni (-1000), Vidyapati (1352), Deepak Chopra (1946), Sankardev (1449), and Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601). After him are Subramania Bharati (1882), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Dnyaneshwar (1275), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918).