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Velu Nachiyar

1730 - 1796

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Rani Velu Nachiyar (3 January 1730 – 25 December 1796) was a queen of Sivaganga estate from c. 1780–1790. She was the first Indian queen to wage war with the East India Company in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Velu Nachiyar has received more than 1,107,376 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Velu Nachiyar is the 7,996th most popular politician, the 253rd most popular biography from India and the 84th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Velu Nachiyar ranks 7,996 out of 15,577Before her are Ayub Khan, Alghu, Anna of Sweden, Marcus Caelius Rufus, Svante Nilsson, and William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. After her are Mohammed Ben Aarafa, Edmund Heines, Rosamund, Jan Gies, Aleksey Arakcheyev, and Otto Orseolo.

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Among people born in 1730, Velu Nachiyar ranks 13Before her are Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Antonio Sacchini, Pieter Boddaert, and Josiah Wedgwood. After her are James Bruce, William Hamilton, Motoori Norinaga, Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, William Hudson, and Augustin Pajou. Among people deceased in 1796, Velu Nachiyar ranks 16Before her are Thomas Reid, Pyotr Rumyantsev, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Prince Louis Charles of Prussia, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, and Guillaume Thomas François Raynal. After her are Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, François Séverin Marceau, François de Charette, William Chambers, and Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz.

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Among people born in India, Velu Nachiyar ranks 253 out of 1,493Before her are Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Viswanathan Anand (1969), Anna Hazare (1937), Guru Amar Das (1479), K. Kamaraj (1903), and Rahul Sankrityayan (1893). After her are Jaggi Vasudev (1957), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Sanghamitta (-281), Idries Shah (1924), Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), and Farrukhsiyar (1685).


Among politicians born in India, Velu Nachiyar ranks 84Before her are Rani Durgavati (1524), Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana (1556), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), and K. Kamaraj (1903). After her are Sanghamitta (-281), Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886), Farrukhsiyar (1685), Bahubali (null), Akbar II (1760), and Liaquat Ali Khan (1895).