1864 - 1955

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Rukhmabai (22 November 1864 – 25 September 1955) was an Indian physician and feminist. She is best known for being one of the first practicing women doctors in colonial India as well as being involved in a landmark legal case involving her marriage as a child bride between 1884 and 1888. The case raised significant public debate across several topics, which most prominently included law vs tradition, social reform vs conservatism and feminism in both British-ruled India and England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rukhmabai has received more than 797,321 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Rukhmabai is the 2,146th most popular religious figure, the 628th most popular biography from India and the 46th most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Rukhmabai ranks 2,146 out of 2,272Before her are Charles Coughlin, Ricardo Vidal, Alvin Sargent, Joseph Serge Miot, Tris Speaker, and Paolo Magnani. After her are Joseph F. Smith, Aloysius Ambrozic, Dan Osman, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Simon Pimenta, and Salvatore Nunnari.

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Among people born in 1864, Rukhmabai ranks 137Before her are Frances Benjamin Johnston, Frank Chapman, Alexandre Levy, George Hillyard, Emil Kellenberger, and Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet. After her are Banjo Paterson, Charles Marion Russell, Jakob Jakobsen, Tully Marshall, and Jessie Ralph. Among people deceased in 1955, Rukhmabai ranks 125Before her are Martha Norelius, John Hodiak, Robert E. Sherwood, Einar Arnórsson, David Carstens, and Matthew Henson. After her are S. Z. Sakall, Katharine Drexel, Alice Joyce, Robert Riskin, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Bert McCaffrey.

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Among people born in India, Rukhmabai ranks 628 out of 1,227Before her are Charles Sturt (1795), Anna Chandy (1905), Javed Akhtar (1945), Gopinath Bordoloi (1890), Asha Parekh (1942), and Veerappan (1952). After her are Rakesh Roshan (1949), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), Aruna Irani (1946), Gopal Swarup Pathak (1896), Mehdi Hassan (1927), and Simon Pimenta (1920).


Among religious figures born in India, Rukhmabai ranks 46Before her are Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805), Nirmala Joshi (1934), Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (1924), Ravi Zacharias (1946), Ravi Shankar (1956), and Telesphore Toppo (1939). After her are Simon Pimenta (1920), Varkey Vithayathil (1927), Joseph Coutts (1945), Baselios Cleemis (1959), Oswald Gracias (1944), and Begum Samru (1746).