Famous Nepalese Historical Personalities

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 1 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Gyanendra of Nepal
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Famous As: Former King of Nepal
Birthdate: July 7, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Nepalese
The last king of Nepal, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, came to power after the infamous 2001 Nepalese royal massacre, in which nine members of the royal family, including his brother, King Birendra, were killed. He had to give up his throne after Nepal became a democratic republic in 2008.

 2 Birendra of Nepal

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah
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Famous As: 11th King of Nepal
Birthdate: December 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: June 1, 2001
Nepalese king Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, true to his royal lineage, had received an elite education at institutes such as Eton and Harvard. His murder, by his own son, Dipendra, during a dinner party massacre in 2001, that killed almost the entire Nepalese royal family, shocked the world.
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 3 Prithvi Narayan Shah

Prithvi Narayan Shah
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: January 11, 1723
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: January 15, 1775

 4 Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
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Famous As: Former King of Nepal
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: January 31, 1972
Son of Nepalese king Tribhuvan, Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev took over as the king in 1955 and dissolved the Nepali constitution and parliament by a coup in 1960. He loved writing poetry and songs. His son, Birendra, who succeeded him, was later killed in the royal massacre in 2001.

 5 Jung Bahadur Rana

Jung Bahadur Rana
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Famous As: Former Ruler & Prime Minister of Nepal
Birthdate: June 18, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: February 25, 1877

Jung Bahadur Rana is credited with founding the famous Rana dynasty in Nepal. One of the most prominent figures in the history of Nepal, Rana took control of the government of Nepal in 1846 and became the country's prime minister. The last few days of his life inspired the 2015 Nepali historical film, Seto Bagh.

 6 Queen Aishwarya of Nepal

Queen Aishwarya of Nepal
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: June 1, 2001

 7 Paras Shah

Paras Shah
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Famous As: Prince of Nepal
Birthdate: December 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nepalese
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 8 Prince Nirajan

Prince Nirajan
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Famous As: Prince of Nepal
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: June 1, 2001