Pushyamitra Shunga

300 BC - 148 BC

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Pushyamitra Shunga (IAST: Puṣyamitra Śuṅga) (ruled c. 185 – c. 149 BCE) was the founder and first ruler of the Shunga Empire which he established by rebelling against Maurya Empire. He was a follower of Hinduism and is known for reestablishing the original Hindu rule in North India. Pushyamitra was originally a Senapati "General" of the Maurya Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pushyamitra Shunga has received more than 547,855 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Pushyamitra Shunga is the 6,419th most popular politician (up from 7,141st in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from India (up from 199th in 2019) and the 56th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Pushyamitra Shunga ranks 6,419 out of 15,710Before him are Cynane, Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona, Talabuga, Yasovarman I, William, Prince of Hohenzollern, and Fritz Fischer. After him are Princess Elisabeth of Savoy, Sindae of Goguryeo, Democedes, Floriano Peixoto, Dinarchus, and Emperor Tianzuo of Liao.

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Among people born in 300 BC, Pushyamitra Shunga ranks 24Before him are Gaius Claudius Nero, Arsaces II of Parthia, Appius Claudius Caudex, Wiman of Gojoseon, Mithridates II of Pontus, and Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus. After him are Mithridates III of Pontus, Herodas, Xanthippus of Carthage, Aristo of Chios, Marcus Minucius Rufus, and Gaius Laelius. Among people deceased in 148 BC, Pushyamitra Shunga ranks 2Before him is Masinissa. After him are Marcus Claudius Marcellus and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus.

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In India

Among people born in India, Pushyamitra Shunga ranks 179 out of 1,227Before him are V. V. Giri (1894), Śāntarakṣita (725), Eknath (1533), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Dignāga (480), and Bharata Muni (-1000). After him are Meher Baba (1894), Vandana Shiva (1952), Madhvacharya (1199), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), and Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621).


Among politicians born in India, Pushyamitra Shunga ranks 56Before him are Bahadur Shah I (1643), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), Shantanu (null), Zakir Husain (1897), Henry McMahon (1862), and V. V. Giri (1894). After him are Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Birbal (1528), Khaleda Zia (1945), Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), and Motilal Nehru (1861).