1532 - 1623

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Rambola Dubey (Hindi pronunciation: [rɑːməboːlɑː d̪ubeː]; 11 August 1511 – 30 July 1623), known as Tulsidas (Sanskrit pronunciation: [tʊlsiːdaːsaː]), was a Vaishnava (Ramanandi) Hindu saint and poet, renowned for his devotion to the deity Rama. He wrote several popular works in Sanskrit, Awadhi, and Braj Bhasha, but is best known as the author of the Hanuman Chalisa and of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana, based on Rama's life, in the vernacular Awadhi language. Tulsidas spent most of his life in the cities of Banaras (modern Varanasi) and Ayodhya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tulsidas has received more than 3,755,249 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Tulsidas is the 372nd most popular writer (up from 379th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from India (down from 40th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Writer.

Tulsidas is most famous for writing the Ramcharitmanas, which is a long poem about the life of the Hindu god Rama.

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Notable Works

Les Chants nuptiaux
The Epic of Ram, Volume 3
The Epic of Ram, Volume 3 details the schemes of Ram's stepmother, who thwarts his installation on the throne of Avadh. Ram calmly accepts fourteen years of forest exile with his wife, Sita, and younger brother Lakshman. This edition features the Avadhi text in the Devanagari script alongside the English translation.
Hindi drama
Sundar Kand
Awadhi poetry
Poem on Rāma and Hanumān, Hindu deities.
The Epic of Ram, Volume 4
The Epic of Ram, Volume 4 turns to the story of Ram's younger half-brother Bharat. Despite efforts to place him on the throne of Avadh, Bharat refuses, ashamed that Ram has been exiled, and makes a pilgrimage to restore the true heir. This edition features the Avadhi text in the Devanagari script alongside the English translation.

Page views of Tulsidas by language

Over the past year Tulsidas has had the most page views in the with 824,049 views, followed by English (632,747), and Simple English (32,604). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Pashto (151.24%), Western Punjabi (128.48%), and (120.26%)


Among writers, Tulsidas ranks 372 out of 7,302Before him are Paul Auster, Jo Nesbø, Alphonse de Lamartine, Ennius, Octavio Paz, and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Grazia Deledda, Enheduanna, Theocritus, Arthur de Gobineau, and Julio Cortázar.

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Among people born in 1532, Tulsidas ranks 1After him are Yermak Timofeyevich, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, John Hawkins, Francis Walsingham, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Luís Fróis, Alphonsus Rodriguez, Archduchess Magdalena of Austria, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and Maerten de Vos. Among people deceased in 1623, Tulsidas ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory XV, and Halime Sultan. After him are Anne Hathaway, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Mariam-uz-Zamani, William Byrd, Domenico Fetti, Kara Davud Pasha, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Paolo Sarpi, and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tulsidas ranks 44 out of 1,861Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Amir Khusrow (1253), Sita (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Bhāskara II (1114). After him are Amartya Sen (1933), Ghalib (1797), Tipu Sultan (1750), Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), and Augustus De Morgan (1806).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Tulsidas ranks 7Before him are George Orwell (1903), Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Rudyard Kipling (1865), Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), and Salman Rushdie (1947). After him are Ghalib (1797), Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), Premchand (1880), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), and Lawrence Durrell (1912).