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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 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 (Hindi: "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 British Raj. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Subhas Chandra Bose has received more than 16,268,261 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Subhas Chandra Bose is the 671st most popular politician (up from 977th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from India (up from 27th in 2019) and the 10th 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 671 out of 15,577Before him are Abd al-Rahman I, James Madison, Alexis of Russia, Constantius Chlorus, Sukjong of Joseon, and Gaius Cassius Longinus. After him are Sasaki Kojirō, Hezekiah, Abd al-Rahman III, Ladislaus the Posthumous, Olaf Scholz, and Aldo Moro.

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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 Ivan Konev, Lucky Luciano, Ludwig Erhard, Wilhelm Reich, Paavo Nurmi, and Georges Bataille. Among people deceased in 1945, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 15Before him are Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Magda Goebbels, and Anton Webern. After him are Wilhelm Canaris, Paul Valéry, Heinrich Müller, Ernst Cassirer, Irma Grese, and Johan Huizinga.

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Among people born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 25 out of 1,493Before him are Shivaji (1627), Ānanda (-600), Bodhidharma (483), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Swami Vivekananda (1863), and Shah Rukh Khan (1965). After him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Kabir (1440), Adi Shankara (788), Valmiki (-80), and Aryabhata (476).


Among politicians born in India, Subhas Chandra Bose ranks 10Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340). After him are Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), and Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883).