Vallabhbhai Patel

1875 - 1950

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Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (Gujarati: [ʋəlːəbːʰɑi dʒʰəʋeɾbʰɑi pəʈel]; ISO: Vallabhbhāī Jhāvērabhāī Paṭēla; 31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), commonly known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was an Indian independence activist and barrister who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India from 1947 to 1950. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, who played a significant role in the Indian independence movement and India's political integration. In India and elsewhere, he was often called Sardar, meaning "Chief" in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Persian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vallabhbhai Patel has received more than 12,073,098 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Vallabhbhai Patel is the 1,551st most popular politician (up from 1,565th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from India (up from 55th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Indian Politician.

Vallabhbhai patel is most famous for being one of the main leaders of the Indian independence movement and for his role in the country's struggle for independence. He was a great advocate of nonviolent civil disobedience.

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Among politicians, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 1,551 out of 19,576Before him are Bumin Qaghan, Khaled Mashal, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Soong Mei-ling, and Temür Khan. After him are Khasekhemwy, Qutuz, Harsha, Crixus, Ismail Ibn Sharif, and Userkaf.

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Among people born in 1875, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 15Before him are Syngman Rhee, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, Albert I of Belgium, Aleister Crowley, and Mikhail Kalinin. After him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Henry Hallett Dale, John Buchan, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Marie of Romania, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Among people deceased in 1950, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 12Before him are Vaslav Nijinsky, Albert Lebrun, Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, Marcel Mauss, and Norman Haworth. After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Karl Renner, Léon Blum, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, Kurt Weill, and Sri Aurobindo.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 54 out of 1,861Before him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Meera (1498), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), C. V. Raman (1888), and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856). After him are Harsha (590), Vyasa (-390), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Zubin Mehta (1936), Radha (null), and Lata Mangeshkar (1929).


Among politicians born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 17Before him are Jahangir (1569), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Tipu Sultan (1750). After him are Harsha (590), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Maharana Pratap (1540), and Sher Shah Suri (1486).