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Rabindranath Tagore

1861 - 1941

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Rabindranath Tagore ( ; pronounced [roˈbindɾonatʰ ˈʈʰakuɾ]; 7 May 1861 – 8 August 1941) was an Indian poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful" poetry of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rabindranath Tagore has received more than 18,438,853 page views. His biography is available in 152 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 148 in 2019). Rabindranath Tagore is the 62nd most popular writer (up from 67th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from India (down from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Writer.

Rabindranath Tagore is most famous for his poetry and novels. He is also known for being the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Among writers, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 62 out of 5,755Before him are Li Bai, Bertolt Brecht, Stendhal, Umberto Eco, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann. After him are Jack London, Henrik Ibsen, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, and James Joyce.

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Among people born in 1861, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 1After him are Mehmed VI, Rudolf Steiner, Fridtjof Nansen, Georges Méliès, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, James Naismith, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Alfred North Whitehead. Among people deceased in 1941, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 2Before him is Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are James Joyce, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, and Robert Delaunay.

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In India

Among people born in India, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 7 out of 1,493Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Rama (null), Ashoka (-304), George Orwell (1903), Rajneesh (1931), and Narendra Modi (1950). After him are Amitabh Bachchan (1942), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Vivien Leigh (1913), Ramakrishna (1836), and B. R. Ambedkar (1891).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 2Before him are George Orwell (1903). After him are Rudyard Kipling (1865), Kālidāsa (400), Valmiki (-80), Tulsidas (1532), Meera (1498), Salman Rushdie (1947), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Savitribai Phule (1831), Premchand (1880), and Ghalib (1797).