Sonia Gandhi

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Sonia Gandhi (Hindi: [ˈsoːnɪjaː ˈɡaːndʱiː], Italian: [ˈsɔːnja ˈɡandi]; née Maino [ˈmaino]; born 9 December 1946) is an Italian-born Indian politician. She is the longest-serving president of the Indian National Congress, a social democratic political party, which has governed India for most of its post-independence history. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, her husband and a former Prime Minister of India, and remained in office until 2017 after serving for twenty-two years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonia Gandhi has received more than 11,325,869 page views. Her biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Sonia Gandhi is the 222nd most popular politician (up from 530th in 2019), the 89th most popular biography from Italy (up from 247th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Italian Politician.

Sonia Gandhi is an Italian-born Indian politician and the widow of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. She is the president of the Indian National Congress, one of the major political parties in India, and has been a prominent figure in Indian politics for several decades.

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Among politicians, Sonia Gandhi ranks 222 out of 19,576Before her are Tomyris, Klemens von Metternich, Louis IX of France, Nicholas I of Russia, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, and Harun al-Rashid. After her are Leopold II of Belgium, Joseph Goebbels, António de Oliveira Salazar, Sennacherib, Mehmed VI, and Yuri Andropov.

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Among people born in 1946, Sonia Gandhi ranks 8Before her are Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg, Freddie Mercury, Cher, George W. Bush, and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. After her are Bill Clinton, Alan Rickman, Demis Roussos, Ted Bundy, Patti Smith, and Gerard 't Hooft.

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Among people born in Italy, Sonia Gandhi ranks 89 out of 5,161Before her are Pope Pius XI (1857), Benedict of Nursia (480), Michael Collins (1930), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Sylvester I (300), and Masaccio (1401). After her are Pope Benedict XV (1854), Livy (-59), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Antonio Stradivari (1644), and Pope Paul VI (1897).


Among politicians born in Italy, Sonia Gandhi ranks 19Before her are Tiberius (-42), Vespasian (9), Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Titus (41), Mark Antony (-83), and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600). After her are Domitian (51), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Antoninus Pius (86), Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (1820), Numa Pompilius (-753), and Brutus the Younger (-85).