1352 - 1448

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Vidyapati (c. 1380 – 1460), also known by the sobriquet Maithil Kavi Kokil (the poet cuckoo of Maithili), was a Maithili and Sanskrit poet, composer, writer, courtier and royal priest. He was a devotee of Shiva, but also wrote love songs and devotional Vaishnava songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vidyapati has received more than 265,442 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Vidyapati is the 1,387th most popular writer (up from 1,474th in 2019), the 138th most popular biography from India (up from 142nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Vidyapati ranks 1,387 out of 5,794Before him are Widukind of Corvey, Sophia Tolstaya, Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia, Barbara Cartland, Dositej Obradović, and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. After him are Claudio Magris, Mavro Orbini, Callinus, Edmond François Valentin About, Henry Steel Olcott, and Ivan Vazov.

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Among people born in 1352, Vidyapati ranks 4Before him are Vytautas, Rupert, King of Germany, and Edigu. After him is Viridis Visconti. Among people deceased in 1448, Vidyapati ranks 3Before him are John VIII Palaiologos and Christopher of Bavaria. After him are Theodore II Palaiologos and Vasily Kosoy.

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In India

Among people born in India, Vidyapati ranks 138 out of 1,227Before him are Shantideva (685), Mangal Pandey (1827), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), and Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866). After him are Ram Narayan (1927), Wilfred Bion (1897), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), and Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Vidyapati ranks 23Before him are Basava (1134), Savitribai Phule (1831), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Namdev (1270), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838). After him are Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), Surdas (1478), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Anna Leonowens (1831), and Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551).