Person 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 Chithira Thirunal Balaram... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1912-1991)

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Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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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Marthanda Varma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1706-1758)

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Dharma Raja of Travancore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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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#69 on The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists

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Moolam Thirunal of Travancore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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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Bhagvat Singh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Maharajas
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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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