1478 - 1583

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Surdas (IAST: Sūr, Devanagari: सूर) was a 16th-century blind Hindu devotional poet and singer, who was known for his works written in praise of Krishna, the supreme lord. He was a great Vaishnava (devotee of Lord Krishna) and is respected and revered by all the Vaishnava traditions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Surdas has received more than 791,458 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Surdas is the 1,490th most popular writer (down from 1,375th in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from India and the 26th most popular Indian Writer.

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  • 17

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  • 2.36

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  • 2.65

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Surdas ranks 1,490 out of 5,794Before her are Henry de Montherlant, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Sławomir Mrożek, Elvira Madigan, Quintus Smyrnaeus, and Seamus Heaney. After her are Jane Jacobs, Diagoras of Melos, Ibn al-Khatib, Samuel R. Delany, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Naim Frashëri.

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Among people born in 1478, Surdas ranks 11Before her are Giorgione, Philip I of Castile, Baldassare Castiglione, John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, and Pánfilo de Narváez. After her are Barbara Jagiellon, Hatuey, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Louis V, Elector Palatine, and Wolfgang Capito. Among people deceased in 1583, Surdas ranks 6Before her are Nurbanu Sultan, Catherine Jagiellon, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Magnus, Duke of Holstein, and Oichi. After her are Louis VI, Elector Palatine, Ivan Fyodorov, Pirro Ligorio, Antoinette de Bourbon, Andrey Kurbsky, and Oda Nobutaka.

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In India

Among people born in India, Surdas ranks 152 out of 1,227Before her are B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Tarabai (1675), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Mamnoon Hussain (1940), and Vikramaditya (-102). After her are Morarji Desai (1896), Chandrakirti (600), Bahadur Shah I (1643), Guru Arjan (1563), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), and Mad Mike Hoare (1919).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Surdas ranks 26Before her are Namdev (1270), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Vidyapati (1352), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918). After her are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Anna Leonowens (1831), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Bharata Muni (-1000), and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942).