Rabindranath Tagore

1861 - 1941

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Rabindranath Tagore ( (listen); born Rabindranath Thakur, 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941; sobriquet Gurudev, Kobiguru, Biswakobi) was an Indian polymath—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 14,200,821 page views. His biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). Rabindranath Tagore is the 67th most popular writer (down from 64th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from India 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 67 out of 5,794Before him are Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, Aeschylus, Arthur Rimbaud, and Matsuo Bashō. After him are Ayn Rand, Hesiod, Li Bai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Perrault, and Isaac Asimov.

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

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In India

Among people born in India, Rabindranath Tagore ranks 6 out of 1,227Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), George Orwell (1903), Ashoka (-304), Rajneesh (1931), and Amitabh Bachchan (1942). After him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887), Ramakrishna (1836), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Vivien Leigh (1913), and Jawaharlal Nehru (1889).

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), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Premchand (1880), Vātsyāyana (300), and Meera (1498).