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Rani of Jhansi

1828 - 1858

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Rani Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (; 19 November 1828 — 18 June 1858), was the Maharani consort of the princely state of Jhansi in Maratha Empire from 1843 to 1853 by marriage to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar. She was one of the leading figures in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, who became a national hero and symbol of resistance to the British rule in India for Indian nationalists. Born into a Karhada Brahmin family in Benares, Lakshmibai married the Maharaja of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, in 1842. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rani of Jhansi has received more than 11,527,563 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Rani of Jhansi is the 1,102nd most popular politician (down from 939th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from India (down from 26th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Politician.

Rani of Jhansi is most famous for her involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

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Among politicians, Rani of Jhansi ranks 1,102 out of 15,577Before her are Hassan Rouhani, Afonso V of Portugal, Constans II, Jalal Talabani, Charles XV of Sweden, and Isaac II Angelos. After her are Yu the Great, James Buchanan, Thutmose IV, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Stephen III of Moldavia, and Constantine V.

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Among people born in 1828, Rani of Jhansi ranks 6Before her are Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Henry Dunant, Henrik Ibsen, and Randal Cremer. After her are Hippolyte Taine, Saigō Takamori, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Louise of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1858, Rani of Jhansi ranks 4Before her are Robert Owen, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, and Robert Brown. After her are Hiroshige, Karl Thomas Mozart, Matthew C. Perry, John Snow, Anton Diabelli, Johannes Peter Müller, Dred Scott, and Hermann Heinrich Gossen.

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Among people born in India, Rani of Jhansi ranks 38 out of 1,493Before her are Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Padmasambhava (717), Amartya Sen (1933), Mahavira (-599), and Julie Christie (1940). After her are Jahangir (1569), Brahmagupta (598), Tulsidas (1532), Sariputta (-568), Aishwarya Rai (1973), and C. V. Raman (1888).


Among politicians born in India, Rani of Jhansi ranks 13Before her are Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Aurangzeb (1618), and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888). After her are Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875).