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Tansen (c. 1493/1500 – 26 April 1589), also referred to as Miyan Tan Sen or Ramtanu Pande, was a prominent figure of Hindustani classical music. Born in 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.1555–1592), where Tansen's musical abilities and studies gained widespread fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tansen has received more than 1,517,618 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Tansen is the 438th most popular musician (down from 402nd in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from India (down from 180th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Indian Musician.

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Among musicians, Tansen ranks 438 out of 2,675Before him are Grace Slick, Donovan, Glenn Tipton, Franco Battiato, Gerry Mulligan, and Peter Schreier. After him are Dee Dee Ramone, Grigory Sokolov, Flea, Randy Rhoads, Jason Newsted, and Bronisław Huberman.

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Among people born in 1493, Tansen ranks 8Before him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Anne de Montmorency, Maximilian Sforza, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, Sten Sture the Younger, and Olaus Petri. After him are Nicolaus Olahus, Yamamoto Kansuke, Clarice de' Medici, 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 186 out of 1,227Before him are Meher Baba (1894), Vandana Shiva (1952), Madhvacharya (1199), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Lakshmi Mittal (1950), and Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621). After him are Mithun Chakraborty (1950), Amrish Puri (1932), Guru Angad (1504), Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Birbal (1528), and Mahadevi Varma (1907).

Among MUSICIANS In India

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