Syed Ahmad Khan

1817 - 1898

Syed Ahmad Khan

Sir Syed Ahmed Taqvi bin Syed Muhammad Muttaqi KCSI (Urdu: سید احمد خان‎; 17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898), commonly known as Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, was an Islamic pragmatist, Islamic reformer, and philosopher of nineteenth century British India. He is considered as the pioneer of Muslim nationalism in India and is widely credited as the father of Two-Nation Theory which formed the basis of Pakistan movement. Born into a family with strong debts to the Mughal court, Ahmed studied the Quran and Sciences within the court. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Syed Ahmad Khan has received more than 1,914,140 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 96th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Syed Ahmad Khan ranks 94 out of 426Before him are Jenny von Westphalen, Denis Mukwege, Yun Chi-ho, Mordechai Anielewicz, Louise Michel, and Gaius Julius Civilis. After him are Betty Williams, Annie Besant, Meng Huo, An Jung-geun, Hans Scholl, and Manuela Sáenz.

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Among people born in 1817, Syed Ahmad Khan ranks 11Before him are William III of the Netherlands, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Charles-François Daubigny, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Niels Gade, and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen. After him are Theodor Storm, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Pierre Larousse, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, and Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg. Among people deceased in 1898, Syed Ahmad Khan ranks 18Before him are Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Garnier, Theodor Fontane, and Félicien Rops. After him are Heungseon Daewongun, Eleanor Marx, Edward Burne-Jones, John Newlands, Zachris Topelius, and Georges Rodenbach.

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Among people born in India, Syed Ahmad Khan ranks 88 out of 848Before him are Maudgalyayana (-568), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Nathuram Godse (1910), Shah Rukh Khan (1965), Ahmed Deedat (1918), and Sarojini Naidu (1879). After him are Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Maharana Pratap (1540), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Ramanuja (1017), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), and A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896).


Among social activists born in India, Syed Ahmad Khan ranks 4Before him are Mahatma Gandhi (1869), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), and Kasturba Gandhi (1869). After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Mangal Pandey (1827), Vinoba Bhave (1895), Gerald Durrell (1925), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), and Anna Hazare (1937).

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