Ram Mohan Roy

1772 - 1833

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was an Indian reformer who was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha in 1828, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent. He was given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics, public administration, education and religion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ram Mohan Roy has received more than 5,644,255 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ram Mohan Roy is the 313th most popular philosopher (down from 255th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from India (down from 65th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Indian Philosopher.

Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian reformer and scholar who was instrumental in the social and religious reform movements of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was a key figure in the Bengal Renaissance, and has been called "the father of the Hindu Renaissance".

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Over the past year Ram Mohan Roy has had the most page views in the with 172,450 views, followed by English (146,379), and Bengali (134,392). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sinhalese (1,056.52%), Uzbek (660.42%), and Estonian (94.59%)


Among philosophers, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 313 out of 1,267Before him are Hwang Jini, Antoine Arnauld, Giovanni Gentile, Félix Guattari, Carl Gustav Hempel, and Rudolf Bultmann. After him are Nicolai Hartmann, Jacobus Arminius, Gemistus Pletho, Judith Butler, Alfred Schütz, and Julius Caesar Scaliger.

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Among people born in 1772, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 10Before him are William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Schlegel, Nachman of Breslov, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. After him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Marie Anne Lenormand, Tarrare, and Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol. Among people deceased in 1833, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 9Before him are Kaspar Hauser, Richard Trevithick, Marie-Antoine Carême, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Seraphim of Sarov, and William Wilberforce. After him are Hugh Glass, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Pierre André Latreille, and Abbas Mirza.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 90 out of 1,861Before him are Ramana Maharshi (1879), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Nathuram Godse (1910), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Bindusara (-320), and Pete Best (1941). After him are Varāhamihira (505), Patanjali (-200), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Ramanuja (1017), and Ronald Ross (1857).


Among philosophers born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 14Before him are Vyasa (-390), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Padmasambhava (717), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Ramana Maharshi (1879). After him are Ramanuja (1017), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), Buddhaghosa (401), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), and Ravidas (1450).