Vinoba Bhave

1895 - 1982

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Vinayak Narahari Bhave, also known as Vinoba Bhave (; 11 September 1895 – 15 November 1982), was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. Often called Acharya (Teacher in Sanskrit), he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. He is considered as National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vinoba Bhave has received more than 1,551,697 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Vinoba Bhave is the 141st most popular social activist (down from 116th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from India (down from 113th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Vinoba Bhave ranks 141 out of 840Before him are Mairead Maguire, Gangubai Kothewali, Hilda Gadea, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Alfred Naujocks, and Emily Davison. After him are Marianne Bachmeier, John Brown, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bertha Pappenheim, Meng Huo, and Beppe Grillo.

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Among people born in 1895, Vinoba Bhave ranks 74Before him are Edna Purviance, Robert Graves, Jean Giono, Ferdinand Čatloš, Wilhelm Gustloff, and Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois. After him are Jack Dempsey, Walter Dornberger, Lin Yutang, Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Paul Muni, and Shote Galica. Among people deceased in 1982, Vinoba Bhave ranks 56Before him are E. H. Carr, Sobhuza II, Takashi Shimura, Thelonious Monk, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Mario Del Monaco. After him are Philip Noel-Baker, Alma Reville, Marty Feldman, Giovanni Ferrari, Anna German, and Otto Hofmann.

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Among people born in India, Vinoba Bhave ranks 147 out of 1,861Before him are Vidyapati (1352), Ajay Devgn (1969), Deepak Chopra (1946), Sankardev (1449), Henry McMahon (1862), and Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601). After him are Namdev (1270), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), Subramania Bharati (1882), Bahadur Shah I (1643), and Pranab Mukherjee (1935).


Among social activists born in India, Vinoba Bhave ranks 8Before him are Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Gerald Durrell (1925), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Gangubai Kothewali (1939). After him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Khudiram Bose (1889), and Anna Hazare (1937).