Savitribai Phule

1831 - 1897

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Savitribai Phule (3 January 1831 – 10 March 1897) was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra. She is regarded as the first female teacher of India. Along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, she played an important and vital role in improving women's rights in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Savitribai Phule has received more than 2,922,451 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Savitribai Phule is the 1,040th most popular writer (down from 921st in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from India and the 18th most popular Indian Writer.

Savitribai Phule is most famous for being the first female teacher in India. She was also a social reformer who fought for women's rights and the rights of the lower caste.

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Among writers, Savitribai Phule ranks 1,040 out of 5,794Before her are Johannes Valentinus Andreae, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Elsa Morante, Mercè Rodoreda, Andrei Bely, and Cormac McCarthy. After her are Hrotsvitha, Will Durant, Fatema Mernissi, Tess Gerritsen, Arnold Zweig, and Thietmar of Merseburg.

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Among people born in 1831, Savitribai Phule ranks 17Before her are John Stith Pemberton, Johann Martin Schleyer, Cheoljong of Joseon, Eduard Suess, Joseph Joachim, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia. After her are Nikolai Leskov, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, Albert Anker, Constantin Meunier, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and Victorien Sardou. Among people deceased in 1897, Savitribai Phule ranks 10Before her are Jacob Burckhardt, Karl Weierstrass, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Edward Drinker Cope, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, and James Joseph Sylvester. After her are Albert Marth, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Jiroemon Kimura, Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Sebastian Kneipp, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge.

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In India

Among people born in India, Savitribai Phule ranks 107 out of 1,227Before her are Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Anthony de Mello (1931), Chandragupta II (400), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), Basava (1134), and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918). After her are Maharana Pratap (1540), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Vishvamitra (-2000), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), Lawrence Durrell (1912), and Pervez Musharraf (1943).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Savitribai Phule ranks 18Before her are Meera (1498), Tukaram (1608), Deepak Chopra (1946), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Sarojini Naidu (1879), and Basava (1134). After her are Lawrence Durrell (1912), Namdev (1270), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Vidyapati (1352), and Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601).