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Sonia Gandhi

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Sonia Gandhi (née Maino; born 9 December 1946) is an Indian politician of Italian origin. 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 9,277,448 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Sonia Gandhi is the 535th most popular politician (up from 6,432nd in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,781st in 2019) and the 39th 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 535 out of 15,577Before her are William IV of the United Kingdom, Lavrentiy Beria, Frederick I of Prussia, Louis the German, John Hunyadi, and Alexander IV of Macedon. After her are Sergio Mattarella, Anthony Eden, Theodosius II, Rehoboam, Franz von Papen, and Ahmose I.

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Among people born in 1946, Sonia Gandhi ranks 13Before her are Bill Clinton, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Ted Bundy, Alan Rickman, Demis Roussos, and Gianni Versace. After her are David Lynch, Charlotte Rampling, Bon Scott, George Best, Patti Smith, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Among people born in Italy, Sonia Gandhi ranks 248 out of 4,668Before her are Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Pope Felix I (300), Juvenal (50), and Michelangelo Antonioni (1912). After her are Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Innocent IX (1519), Pope Lucius III (1110), Livia (-58), Andrea Mantegna (1431), and Germanicus (-15).


Among politicians born in Italy, Sonia Gandhi ranks 39Before her are Vitellius (15), Pertinax (126), Otho (32), Lucius Verus (130), Didius Julianus (133), and Giuseppe Mazzini (1805). After her are Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Catiline (-109), and Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700).