Vallabhbhai Patel

1875 - 1950

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Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister, and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vallabhbhai Patel has received more than 7,092,723 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Vallabhbhai Patel is the 1,450th most popular politician (up from 1,463rd in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from India (up from 47th in 2019) and the 15th 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 1,450 out of 15,710Before him are Soong Ching-ling, Seti II, Béla I of Hungary, Sariputta, Leo II, and Cyaxares. After him are Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Mentuhotep II, Constantine VIII, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Amaro Pargo, and Ananda Mahidol.

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Among people born in 1875, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 16Before him are Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Ibn Saud, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. After him are Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, Marie of Romania, Giovanni Gentile, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, and Antonio Machado. Among people deceased in 1950, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Mann, Willis Carrier, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johannes V. Jensen, and Marcel Mauss. After him are Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Léon Blum, Albert Lebrun, Kurt Weill, Karl Renner, and Sri Aurobindo.

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Among people born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 45 out of 1,227Before him are Swami Vivekananda (1863), Bhāskara II (1114), Tulsidas (1532), Valmiki (-80), Julie Christie (1940), and Sariputta (-568). After him are Sita (null), Ghalib (1797), Salman Rushdie (1947), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Mahākāśyapa (-550), and Tipu Sultan (1750).


Among politicians born in India, Vallabhbhai Patel ranks 15Before him are Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Jahangir (1569), and Sariputta (-568). After him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Narendra Modi (1950), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Harsha (590), and Śuddhodana (-590).