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 Hindu poet and saint from Narsi, Hingoli, Maharashtra, India within the Varkari tradition of Hinduism. He lived as a devotee of Lord Vitthal (Krishna) of Pandharpur.The details of Namdev's life are unclear. He is the subject of many miracle-filled hagiographies composed centuries after he died. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Namdev has received more than 948,953 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Namdev is the 1,015th most popular writer (up from 1,217th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from India (up from 120th in 2019) and the 20th most popular 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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Among writers, Namdev ranks 1,015 out of 5,755Before him are Jean Moréas, Bernard Cornwell, Andrew of Crete, Nicolas Chamfort, Ernesto Sabato, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. After him are Johannes Tauler, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Comtessa de Dia, Dobrica Ćosić, Tibor Sekelj, and Harry Mulisch.

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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, Alfonso XI of Castile, and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya. After him are Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, Cápac Yupanqui, Yoshida Kenkō, Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi, Juan Ruiz, Johannes de Muris, and Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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In India

Among people born in India, Namdev ranks 116 out of 1,493Before him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Vinoba Bhave (1895), and Julia Margaret Cameron (1815). After him are Jyotirao Phule (1827), James Brooke (1803), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Sushruta (-620), Bharata Muni (-1000), and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Namdev ranks 20Before him are Tukaram (1608), Sarojini Naidu (1879), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Basava (1134), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), and Ahmed Deedat (1918). After him are Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Bharata Muni (-1000), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Vidyapati (1352), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820).