Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1888 - 1975

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (; 5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975; natively Radhakrishnayya) was an Indian politician, philosopher and statesman who served as the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. He previously served as the first vice president of India from 1952 to 1962. He was the second ambassador of India to the Soviet Union from 1949 to 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan has received more than 10,082,506 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is the 849th most popular politician (up from 854th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from India (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Politician.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a philosopher, scholar, and politician who is most famous for being the second president of India.

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Among politicians, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ranks 849 out of 19,576Before him are Aurangzeb, Shoshenq I, Anastasius I Dicorus, Viktor Orbán, Georges Clemenceau, and Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, George II of Greece, Amadeo I of Spain, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Jalal Talabani, and Gordian III.

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Among people born in 1888, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ranks 8Before him are T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, José Raúl Capablanca, Otto Stern, and Nikolai Bukharin. After him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Nestor Makhno, and Jean Monnet. Among people deceased in 1975, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ranks 13Before him are Umm Kulthum, Aristotle Onassis, Otto Skorzeny, Haile Selassie, Josephine Baker, and Arnold J. Toynbee. After him are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Saint-John Perse, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, George Paget Thomson, and Josemaría Escrivá.

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In India

Among people born in India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ranks 33 out of 1,861Before him are Sariputta (-568), Salman Rushdie (1947), Jahangir (1569), Adi Shankara (788), Aishwarya Rai (1973), and Aurangzeb (1618). After him are Salman Khan (1965), Brahmagupta (598), Kabir (1440), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), and Rani of Jhansi (1828).


Among politicians born in India, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan ranks 13Before him are Indira Gandhi (1917), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), and Aurangzeb (1618). After him are Rani of Jhansi (1828), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Harsha (590), and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924).