Ranjit Singh

1780 - 1839

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839), popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or "Lion of Punjab", was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He survived smallpox in infancy but lost sight in his left eye. He fought his first battle alongside his father at age 10. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ranjit Singh has received more than 3,403,719 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ranjit Singh is the 5,100th most popular politician (up from 5,161st in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 24th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Pakistani Politician.

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Among politicians, Ranjit Singh ranks 5,100 out of 15,710Before him are Mahmud Barzanji, Jigme Wangchuck, Francisco de Paula Santander, Archduchess Adelheid of Austria, Jovan Vladimir, and Tarabai. After him are Valentin Pavlov, Matthias Erzberger, Shebitku, Sumu-la-El, Kerbogha, and Lothar de Maizière.

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Among people born in 1780, Ranjit Singh ranks 13Before him are Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Sacagawea, Charles Nodier, Jules de Polignac, Jernej Kopitar, and Karl Nesselrode. After him are Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg, Bernardino Rivadavia, Charles Maturin, Clarke Abel, Tudor Vladimirescu, and Alexandre Deschapelles. Among people deceased in 1839, Ranjit Singh ranks 9Before him are Friedrich Mohs, Caroline Bonaparte, Fernando Sor, Pehr Henrik Ling, William, Duke of Nassau, and William Smith. After him are Princess Marie of Orléans, Charlotte Bonaparte, Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia, Joseph Fesch, Ferdinando Paer, and Aloysia Weber.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Ranjit Singh ranks 23 out of 158Before him are Dev Anand (1923), Raj Kapoor (1924), Har Gobind Khorana (1922), Aga Khan III (1877), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), and Manmohan Singh (1932). After him are Guru Ram Das (1534), Bacha Khan (1890), Kabir Bedi (1946), Imran Khan (1952), Khushal Khattak (1613), and Eucratides I (-170).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Ranjit Singh ranks 11Before him are Benazir Bhutto (1953), Kanishka (78), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Aga Khan III (1877), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), and Manmohan Singh (1932). After him are Imran Khan (1952), Eucratides I (-170), Naropa (1016), Gulzarilal Nanda (1898), Yahya Khan (1914), and Ghulam Ishaq Khan (1915).