Subhas Chandra Bose

1897 - 1945

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Subhas Chandra Bose ( (listen) shuub-HAHSS CHUN-drə BOHSS; 23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempts during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: "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. It is now used throughout India.Subhas Bose was born into wealth and privilege in a large Bengali family in Orissa during the high noon of the British Raj. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subhas Chandra Bose has received more than 13,760,861 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Subhas Chandra Bose is the 978th most popular politician (down from 799th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from India 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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Among politicians, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 978 out of 15,710Before him are Louis IV of France, Thutmose IV, Jacques Necker, Mausolus, Lee Myung-bak, and Ferdinand I of Romania. After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate, Yeongjo of Joseon, Gojong of Korea, Tamar of Georgia, Todor Zhivkov, and Stepan Bandera.

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Among people born in 1897, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 12Before him are Anthony Eden, Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, and Ludwig Erhard. After him are Norbert Elias, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Georges Bataille, Gordon Allport, Enid Blyton, and Frank Capra. Among people deceased in 1945, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 24Before him are Paul Valéry, Irma Grese, Ernst Cassirer, Johan Huizinga, Clara Petacci, and Pietro Mascagni. After him are Heinrich Müller, Pierre Laval, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, David Lloyd George, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Hermann Fegelein.

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Among people born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 27 out of 1,227Before him are Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), Kabir (1440), Aurangzeb (1618), Brahmagupta (598), and Rani of Jhansi (1828). After him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), C. V. Raman (1888), Salman Khan (1965), and Mahavira (-599).


Among politicians born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 9Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Aurangzeb (1618), and Rani of Jhansi (1828). After him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875).