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Vallabhbhai Patel

1875 - 1950

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Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (Gujarati: [ʋəlːəbːʰɑi dʒʰəʋeɾbʰɑi pəʈel]; pə-TEL; 31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), commonly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian lawyer, influential political leader, barrister and statesman who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India from 1947 to 1950. He was a barrister and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence, guiding its integration into a united, independent nation. 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 10,073,453 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Vallabhbhai Patel is the 1,585th most popular politician (down from 1,448th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from India (down from 45th in 2019) and the 19th 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 1,585 out of 15,577Before him are Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, Kwame Nkrumah, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, Babrak Karmal, Gyges of Lydia, and Ayşe Sultan. After him are Shalmaneser III, Ismail Ibn Sharif, James II of Aragon, Victoria of Baden, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, and Abel, King of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1875, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 16Before him are Syngman Rhee, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, and Marie of Romania. After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gilbert N. Lewis, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fritz Kreisler, Henry Hallett Dale, and Paul Landowski. Among people deceased in 1950, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 12Before him are Johannes V. Jensen, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Albert Lebrun, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, and Willis Carrier. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Karl Renner, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Heinrich Mann, Kurt Weill, and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 56 out of 1,493Before him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Salman Rushdie (1947), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Zubin Mehta (1936), and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811). After him are Savitribai Phule (1831), Salman Khan (1965), Vyasa (-390), Premchand (1880), Aśvaghoṣa (80), and Kim Philby (1912).


Among politicians born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 19Before him are Rani of Jhansi (1828), Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), and Tipu Sultan (1750). After him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), and Ajatashatru (-500).