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)
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 eldest son of Junior Maharani of Travancore, H.H. Sree Padmanabhasevini Vanchipala Dyumani Rajarajeshwari Maharani Moolam Thirunal Sethu Parvathi Bayi, and Sri Pooram Nal Ravi Varma Koyi Thampuran of the Royal House of Kilimanoor. He was privately educated, and became the Maharajah of Travancore, at the age of 12, upon the death of his maternal great uncle, the then Maharajah of Travancore Sree Moolam ...more on Wikipedia

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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 English education, construction of an observatory, installation of the first Government printing press, establishment of the first manuscripts library were amongst the many initiatives taken by Svāti Tirunāḷ‍, as a King, to modernise Travancore. 'Efficiency was the key word and corruption a taboo', according to the article The Monarch Musician on THE HINDU newspaper. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 several neighbouring states and unified the entire south of Kerala. ...more on Wikipedia

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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 gained but administered the kingdom with success. He was addressed as Dharma Raja on account of his strict adherence to Dharma Sastra, the principles of justice by providing asylum to thousands of Hindus and Christians fleeing Malabar during the religious and military onslaught of Tipu Sultan. ...more on Wikipedia

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