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, 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 4,337,676 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Ram Mohan Roy is the 301st most popular philosopher (down from 278th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from India (down from 60th in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among philosophers, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 301 out of 1,089Before him are Uriel da Costa, Aenesidemus, Alcmaeon of Croton, Giovanni Gentile, Jerome of Prague, and J. L. Austin. After him are E. H. Carr, Alfred Schütz, Roscellinus, Paramahansa Yogananda, Nicolai Hartmann, and Hilary Putnam.

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Among people born in 1772, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 8Before him are Novalis, Charles Fourier, William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Schlegel, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. After him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Nachman of Breslov, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, and Henri de la Rochejaquelein. Among people deceased in 1833, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 8Before him are Kaspar Hauser, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Richard Trevithick, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Marie-Antoine Carême, and Seraphim of Sarov. After him are Hugh Glass, William Wilberforce, Pierre André Latreille, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Abbas Mirza.

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Among people born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 70 out of 1,227Before him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Harsha (590), Pete Best (1941), and Nathuram Godse (1910). After him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Satyendra Nath Bose (1894).


Among philosophers born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 11Before him are Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Swami Vivekananda (1863), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramana Maharshi (1879), and Aśvaghoṣa (80). After him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Vyasa (-390), Ramanuja (1017), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883), Abul A'la Maududi (1903), and Shantideva (685).