Social Activist

Mahatma Gandhi

1869 - 1948

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; Hindustani: [ˈmoːɦəndaːs ˈkərəmtʃənd ˈɡaːndʱi] (listen); 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British colonial rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "high-souled", "venerable") was applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa and is now used worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, his Wikipedia page in English has received more than 20,734,354 page views. His biography is available in 157 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular Social Activist and the 3rd most popular biography from India.

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Among Social Activists, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 5 out of 325Before him are Martin Luther King, Jr. (USA), Krishna (IND), Robin Hood, and Nelson Mandela (ZAF). After him are Che Guevara (ARG), Jan Hus (CZE), Guy Fawkes (GBR), Rosa Luxemburg (POL), Henry Dunant (CHE), Peleus (GRC), and Lady Godiva (GBR).

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Among people born in 1869, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1 out of 82After him are Grigori Rasputin (RUS), Henri Matisse (FRA), André Gide (FRA), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (ITA), Neville Chamberlain (GBR), Nadezhda Krupskaya (RUS), Karl Haushofer (DEU), Emma Goldman (LTU), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (GBR), Maud of Wales (GBR), and Fritz Pregl (SVN). Among people deceased in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi ranks 1 out of 89After him are Sergei Eisenstein (RUS), Hideki Tojo (JPN), Antonin Artaud (FRA), Franz Lehár (AUT), Mileva Marić (CHE), Edvard Beneš (CZE), Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (DEU), Walther von Brauchitsch (DEU), Taman Shud Case (AUS), Andrei Zhdanov (RUS), and Osamu Dazai (JPN).

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