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Ramtanu Pandey (c. 1493/1500 – 26 April 1589), popularly referred to as Mian Tansen (lit. 'the Learned One'), or Sangeet Samrat (lit. 'Monarch of Hindustani Music'), was a Hindustani classical musician. Born into a Hindu Gaur Brahmin family, he learnt and perfected his art in the northwest region of modern Madhya Pradesh. He began his career and spent most of his adult life in the court and patronage of the Hindu king of Rewa, Raja Ramchandra Singh (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tansen has received more than 1,888,716 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Tansen is the 458th most popular musician (down from 446th in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from India (down from 226th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tansens by language

Over the past year Tansen has had the most page views in the with 204,680 views, followed by Hindi (63,693), and Simple English (21,992). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Pashto (141.41%), Italian (90.13%), and Armenian (44.15%)


Among musicians, Tansen ranks 458 out of 3,175Before him are Marco Hietala, Ralf Hütter, Bud Powell, Janick Gers, Jan Hammer, and Serj Tankian. After him are Aarre Merikanto, Rezső Seress, Vince Clarke, Salvatore Accardo, Jeff Lynne, and Richie Sambora.

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Among people born in 1493, Tansen ranks 8Before him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Maximilian Sforza, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Anne de Montmorency, Sten Sture the Younger, and Olaus Petri. After him are Clarice de' Medici, Nicolaus Olahus, Eleonora Gonzaga, Duchess of Urbino, Yamamoto Kansuke, George I, Duke of Pomerania, and Justus Jonas. Among people deceased in 1493, Tansen ranks 4Before him are Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Topa Inca Yupanqui, and Martín Alonso Pinzón. After him is Eleanor of Naples, Duchess of Ferrara.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tansen ranks 249 out of 1,861Before him are Shantanu (null), Surdas (1478), Mir Jafar (1691), Liaquat Ali Khan (1895), Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865), and Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642). After him are Motilal Nehru (1861), Jayalalithaa (1948), Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913), Bal Thackeray (1926), Chandrakirti (600), and Sanghamitta (-281).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Tansen ranks 6Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Pete Best (1941), Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Ram Narayan (1927). After him are Bismillah Khan (1916), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Christian Zacharias (1950), and Trilok Gurtu (1951).