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Samudragupta (Gupta script: Sa-mu-dra-gu-pta, (c. 335–375 CE) was the second emperor of the Gupta Empire of ancient India, and is regarded among the greatest rulers of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samudragupta has received more than 1,501,148 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Samudragupta is the 2,070th most popular politician (up from 3,039th in 2019), the 70th most popular biography from India (up from 94th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Indian Politician.

Samudragupta is most famous for his military conquests. He conquered the kingdoms of Malwa, Kalinga, and Gujarat.

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Among politicians, Samudragupta ranks 2,070 out of 15,577Before him are Vannozza dei Cattanei, Wallia, Emperor Nakamikado, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Dihya, and Öz Beg Khan. After him are Kuchlug, Amenemhat I, Vortigern, Hayme Hatun, Olaf II of Denmark, and Alexandre Millerand.

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Among people born in 335, Samudragupta ranks 3Before him are Gregory of Nyssa and Magnus Maximus. After him are Theon of Alexandria, Rufinus, Eunomius of Cyzicus, Nicetas of Remesiana, and Chromatius. Among people deceased in 380, Samudragupta ranks 1After him are Fritigern, Aelius Donatus, Festus, Evagrius of Constantinople, and Pope Peter II of Alexandria.

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In India

Among people born in India, Samudragupta ranks 70 out of 1,493Before him are Satyajit Ray (1921), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Ghalib (1797), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945). After him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Ravi Shankar (1920), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Mahavatar Babaji (1900).


Among politicians born in India, Samudragupta ranks 21Before him are Sariputta (-568), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945). After him are Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Chandragupta II (400).