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Ram Mohan Roy

1772 - 1833

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy (Bengali: রামমোহন রায়; 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 5,405,395 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ram Mohan Roy is the 258th most popular philosopher (up from 301st in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from India (up from 70th 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 258 out of 1,081Before him are Jacques Maritain, Franz Brentano, Aśvaghoṣa, Vladimir Solovyov, Prodicus, and Francisco Suárez. After him are Hugh of Saint Victor, Ernst Bloch, Carneades, Nicole Oresme, Alcmaeon of Croton, and Arcesilaus.

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Among people born in 1772, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 7Before him are David Ricardo, Novalis, Charles Fourier, William I of the Netherlands, Friedrich Schlegel, and Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily. After him are Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Nachman of Breslov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, and Marie Anne Lenormand. Among people deceased in 1833, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 8Before him are Kaspar Hauser, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Richard Trevithick, Adrien-Marie Legendre, Seraphim of Sarov, and Marie-Antoine Carême. After him are Hugh Glass, William Wilberforce, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, and Michał Kleofas Ogiński.

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Among people born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 66 out of 1,493Before him are Premchand (1880), Aśvaghoṣa (80), Kim Philby (1912), Ronald Ross (1857), Satyajit Ray (1921), and Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904). After him are Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Ghalib (1797), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Ravi Shankar (1920).


Among philosophers born in India, Ram Mohan Roy ranks 11Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Padmasambhava (717), Vyasa (-390), and Aśvaghoṣa (80). After him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Ramanuja (1017), Jyotirao Phule (1827), and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883).