List of Famous Maharajas People

List of Famous Maharajas

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List of the most notable and famous Maharajas in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent Maharajas worldwide and top Maharajas in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable Maharajas to the lesser known Maharajas in history and today, these are the top Maharajas in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous Maharajas in the world?". Ayilyam Thirunal and Yashwantrao Holkar are included in this list. Use this fact-based list to build one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion. (50 Items)


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    Sree Padmanbhadasa Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, GCSI, GCIE, popularly known as Sree Chithira Thirunal, was the last ruling Maharaja of the Princely State of Travancore, in southern India till 1949 and later the Titular Maharajah of Travancore till 1991. Sree Chithira Thirunal was the eldest ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1912-1991)
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    Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma
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    Svāti Tirunāḷ‍ Rāma Varma was the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore, British India. He is also considered as a brilliant music composer and is credited with over 400 classical compositions in both Carntic and Hindusthani style. A well-formulated code of laws, courts of Justice, introduction of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1813-1846)
    • Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram, India
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    Anizham Thirunal Veerabaala Marthanda Varma was king of Travancore from 1729 until his death in 1758. He was the only Indian King to beat the European armed force at the 1741 Battle of Colachel against the Dutch. He contributed substantially to the expansion of his ancestral domains by annexing several ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1706-1758)
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    Dharma Raja of Travancore
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    Dharma Raja Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma was the Maharajah of Travancore from 1758 until his death in 1798. He succeeded his uncle Marthanda Varma, who is credited with the title of "maker of modern Travancore". During his reign Dharma Raja not only retained all the territories his predecessor had ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1724-1798)
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    Mulam Thirunal Rama Varma was the ruling Maharajah of the Indian state of Travancore between 1885 and 1924, succeeding his uncle Maharajah Visakham Thirunal.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1857-1924)
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    Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma GCSI FRGS FRAS was the Maharaja of the erstwhile Indian kingdom of Travancore from 1880-1885 AD. He succeeded his elder brother Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal to the throne of Travancore.more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1837-1885)
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    Bhupinder Singh of Patiala
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    Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GBE was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938.more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1891-1938)
    • Birthplace: Moti Bagh Palace
    • Profession: Cricketer
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    Bhagvatsingh Sahib was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Gondal from 1869 till his death in 1944, in whose reign the state was raised to 11-gun salute state. He was the only Maharaja to take a medical degree and other degrees.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1865-1944)
    • Birthplace: Dhoraji, India
    • Profession: Physician
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    Karni Singh

    Maharaja Karni Singh also known as Dr Karni Singh, was from 1950 the last Maharaja of the of Bikaner State to hold the title of Maharaja of Bikaner, officially, till 1971, when the privy purse and all the royal titles were abolished by the Republic of India. He was also a politician, serving as a member ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1924-1988)
    • Birthplace: Bikaner, India
    • Profession: Athlete
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    Ranjit Singh
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    Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the founder of the Sikh Empire, which came to power in the Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. The empire, based in the Punjab region, existed from 1799 to 1849. It was forged, on the foundations of the Dal Khalsa, under the leadership of Ranjit Singh ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1780-1839)
    • Birthplace: Pakistan, Eurasia, Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
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    Maharaja Krishna Rasgotra

    Maharaj Krishna Rasgotra is an Indian diplomat and former Indian Foreign Secretary and a recipient of Padma Bhushan award. He was born 11 September 1924,and received an MA in English from Punjab University. He was Tutor at Government College,Lahore, 1944-46; Head of the English Department at SA College ...more

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    • Profession: Diplomat
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    Fatehsinghrao Prataprao Gaekwad was an Indian politician, cricketer, and titular Maharaja of Baroda from 1951 until 1971. In the 26th amendment to the Constitution of India promulgated in 1971, the Government of India abolished all official symbols of princely India, including titles, privileges, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1930-1988)
    • Birthplace: Vadodara, Vadodara district, Eurasia, India, Gujarat
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    Ayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma was the ruler of the princely state of Travancore in India from 1860 to 1880. His reign was highly successful with Travancore gaining the appellation of "model state of India". Ayilyam Thirunal was the nephew of Uthram Thirunal and Swathi Thirunal and grandson of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1832-1880)
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    Ganga Singh

    Ganga Singh
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    General Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, GCStJ, GBE, KCB, was the ruling Maharaja of the princely state of Bikaner from 1888 to 1943. He is widely remembered as a modern reformist visionary, and he was also the only "non-White" member of the British Imperial War Cabinet during World War I.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1880-1943)
    • Birthplace: Bikaner, India
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    Sree Padmanabhadasa Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma was the titular Maharaja of Travancore. He was the younger brother of the last ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Travancore, Maharajah Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. Named Heir Apparent from birth, as per the Travancore matrilineal law of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1922-2013)
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    Tikka Raja Shri Shatrujit Singh of Kapurthala

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    Jashwant Singh

    Jashwant Singh
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    Jashwant Singh was the ruling Jat Maharaja of the princely state Bharatpur from 1853 to 1893 in Rajasthan, India. His successor was Maharaja Ram Singh.more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1851-1893)
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    Lieutenant-Colonel Maharaja Rana Shri Sir Natwarsinhji Bhavsinhji Sahib Bahadur, KCSI was the last Maharaja of Porbandar belonging to Jethwa dynasty, who ascended the throne of princely state of Porbandar on 10 December 1908 and ruled until his state was merged into India on 15 February 1948.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1901-1979)
    • Birthplace: Porbandar, India
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    Ajit Singh of Khetri

    Ajit Singh or Maharaja Ajit Singh Bahadur was a ruler of Shekhawat dynasty of the Indian princely state of Khetri, Rajasthan between 1870 and 1901. He was born on 16 October 1861 in Alsisar, India. His father was Thakur Chattu Singh, a resident of Alsisar. Ajit Singh was later adopted to Khetri and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1861-1901)
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    Jaswant Singh of Marwar

    Maharaja Jaswant Singh was a ruler of Marwar in the present-day Indian state of Rajasthan. He was a Rajput belonging to the Rathore clan. His father was Maharaja Gaj Singh. He was a distinguished man of letters and author of "Siddhant-bodh", "Anand Vilas" and "Bhasa-bhusan"more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1629-1678)
    • Birthplace: Jodhpur, India
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