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Brahmarshi Vishvamitra (Sanskrit: विश्वामित्र, IAST: Viśvā-mitra) is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient India. According to Hindu tradition, he is stated to have written most of the Mandala 3 of the Rigveda, including the Gayatri Mantra. The Puranas mention that only 24 rishis since antiquity have understood the whole meaning of —and thus wielded the whole power of — the Gayatri Mantra. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vishvamitra has received more than 1,644,659 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Vishvamitra is the 2,659th most popular politician (up from 3,581st in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from India (up from 110th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Politician.

Vishvamitra is most famous for being one of the first people to perform a yajna, or sacrifice, in order to receive a boon from the gods.

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Among politicians, Vishvamitra ranks 2,659 out of 15,577Before him are Attalus III, Adelaide of Maurienne, Léon Gambetta, Vsevolod I of Kiev, Bolesław III Wrymouth, and Pepin I of Aquitaine. After him are Cecrops I, Kārlis Ulmanis, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Gisela of Hungary, Yusuf ibn Tashfin, and Emperor Ling of Han.

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Among people born in 2000 BC, Vishvamitra ranks 3Before him are Zoroaster and Senusret I. After him are Sumu-abum, Vasishtha, Gautama Maharishi, Bharadwaja, Erishum I, Ilu-shuma, Atri, Ur-Ninurta, and Gungunum. Among people deceased in 2000 BC, Vishvamitra ranks 3Before him are Zoroaster and Hagar. After him are Vasishtha, Gautama Maharishi, Bharadwaja, Xie of Xia, Mang of Xia, Ilu-shuma, Atri, Bu Jiang, and Jiong of Xia.

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Among people born in India, Vishvamitra ranks 93 out of 1,493Before him are Sarojini Naidu (1879), Nathuram Godse (1910), Gerald Durrell (1925), Mahākāśyapa (-550), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), and Chandragupta II (400). After him are Guru Gobind Singh (1666), Varāhamihira (505), Ramanuja (1017), Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), and Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835).


Among politicians born in India, Vishvamitra ranks 28Before him are Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Chandragupta II (400). After him are Maharana Pratap (1540), Razia Sultana (1205), Bindusara (-320), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Dadabhai Naoroji (1825), and Pervez Musharraf (1943).