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Vinoba Bhave

1895 - 1982

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Vinayak Narahari Bhave, also known as Vinoba Bhave (pronunciation; 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 1,381,583 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Vinoba Bhave is the 112th most popular social activist (up from 173rd in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from India (up from 149th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Indian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Vinoba Bhave ranks 112 out of 538Before him are Paul Schäfer, Frank Costello, Mordechai Anielewicz, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Jody Williams, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. After him are Georgy Gapon, Hans Scholl, Hilda Gadea, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, Vesna Vulović, and Denis Mukwege.

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Among people born in 1895, Vinoba Bhave ranks 64Before him are Wilhelm Kempff, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Lázaro Cárdenas, Edna Purviance, Richard Barthelmess, and Friedrich Jeckeln. After him are Kurt Zeitzler, André Frédéric Cournand, Lewis Milestone, Robert Graves, Marcel Pagnol, and Wilhelm Gustloff. Among people deceased in 1982, Vinoba Bhave ranks 50Before him are William Giauque, Varlam Shalamov, Gershom Scholem, Walter Hallstein, Anna German, and Hermann Balck. After him are Bachir Gemayel, Philip Noel-Baker, Meša Selimović, Vladimir K. Zworykin, Takashi Shimura, and Sobhuza II.

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Among people born in India, Vinoba Bhave ranks 114 out of 1,493Before him are Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (1838), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), Ahmed Deedat (1918), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), and Pervez Musharraf (1943). After him are Julia Margaret Cameron (1815), Namdev (1270), Jyotirao Phule (1827), James Brooke (1803), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), and Sushruta (-620).


Among social activists born in India, Vinoba Bhave ranks 8Before him are Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904), Kasturba Gandhi (1869), Gerald Durrell (1925), Syed Ahmad Khan (1817), and Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866). After him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Kittur Chennamma (1778), Kailash Satyarthi (1954), Vandana Shiva (1952), C. Rajagopalachari (1878), and Jayaprakash Narayan (1902).