Subhas Chandra Bose

1897 - 1945

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Subhas Chandra Bose ( shuub-HAHSS CHUN-drə BOHSS; 23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiance of British authority in India made him a hero among many Indians, but his wartime alliances with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a legacy vexed by authoritarianism, anti-Semitism, and military failure. The honorific 'Netaji' (Bengali: "Respected Leader") was first applied to Bose in Germany in early 1942—by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subhas Chandra Bose has received more than 19,859,027 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Subhas Chandra Bose is the 733rd most popular politician (down from 665th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from India (up from 24th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Indian Politician.

Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who sought to overthrow British colonial rule in India. He organized the Indian National Army and led it against the British in the Second World War.

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Over the past year Subhas Chandra Bose has had the most page views in the with 2,727,598 views, followed by Hindi (650,865), and Bengali (202,473). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Vietnamese (706.73%), Ido (563.64%), and Fiji Hindi (233.24%)


Among politicians, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 733 out of 19,576Before him are Charles IX of Sweden, John III of Sweden, Ptolemy IV Philopator, Valentinian I, Benjamin Harrison, and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Ladislaus the Posthumous, Václav Klaus, Mustafa IV, Antiochus III the Great, Gratian, and Robert II of France.

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Among people born in 1897, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 7Before him are Joseph Goebbels, Irène Joliot-Curie, Pope Paul VI, William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, and Anthony Eden. After him are Ludwig Erhard, Ivan Konev, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, Lucky Luciano, and Georges Bataille. Among people deceased in 1945, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 14Before him are Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Fedor von Bock, Anton Webern, Ernst Cassirer, and Walter Model. After him are Thomas Hunt Morgan, Magda Goebbels, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Wilhelm Canaris, and Pietro Mascagni.

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Among people born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 23 out of 1,861Before him are Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Indira Gandhi (1917), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Ānanda (-600), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), and Swami Vivekananda (1863). After him are Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Aryabhata (476), Sariputta (-568), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Jahangir (1569).


Among politicians born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 9Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Shivaji (1627), Indira Gandhi (1917), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340). After him are Sariputta (-568), Jahangir (1569), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).