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Nana Sahib

1824 - 1859

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Nana Saheb Peshwa II (19 May 1824 – 24 September 1859), born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire, aristocrat and fighter, who led the rebellion in Kanpur (Cawnpore) during the Great Revolt of 1857. As the adopted son of the exiled Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao II, Nana Saheb believed that he was entitled to a pension from the East India Company, but the underlying contractual issues are rather murky. The Company's refusal to continue the pension after his father's death, as well as what he perceived as high-handed policies, led him to join the rebellion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nana Sahib has received more than 1,488,035 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Nana Sahib is the 6,130th most popular politician (up from 8,414th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from India (up from 251st in 2019) and the 64th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Nana Sahib ranks 6,130 out of 15,577Before him are Theodora, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Samuel Noah Kramer, Miguel, Duke of Braganza, Urus Khan, and Al-Aziz Billah. After him are Richeza of Lotharingia, Paul Wolfowitz, Brian Cowen, John Henry, Margrave of Moravia, Brennus, and Khải Định.

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Among people born in 1824, Nana Sahib ranks 24Before him are William Walker, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, Ludwig Büchner, and Johann Wilhelm Hittorf. After him are Leland Stanford, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Pierre Janssen, Peter Cornelius, Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden, and Jozef Israëls. Among people deceased in 1859, Nana Sahib ranks 21Before him are Archduke John of Austria, John Brown, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas De Quincey, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Alfred Vail. After him are Karl Baedeker, Abd al-Rahman of Morocco, John Austin, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, and Robert Stephenson.

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Among people born in India, Nana Sahib ranks 192 out of 1,493Before him are Girish Karnad (1938), Motilal Nehru (1861), Narayana Guru (1855), Dignāga (480), Shantanu (null), and Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879). After him are Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Ajay Devgn (1969), Eknath (1533), Śāntarakṣita (725), Kalpana Chawla (1961), and Dharmendra (1935).


Among politicians born in India, Nana Sahib ranks 64Before him are Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Tarabai (1675), Abdul Karim (1863), Motilal Nehru (1861), Shantanu (null), and Periyar E. V. Ramasamy (1879). After him are Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905), Ibrahim Lodi (1450), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Shah Alam II (1728), Ahilyabai Holkar (1725), and Hyder Ali (1720).