Rani Lakshmibai – Bio, Facts, Family | Famous Birthdays

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About

Former queen of the state of Jhansi located in India who was one of the leading women of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. She was a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company.

Before Fame

She studied archery, horsemanship, and self-defense at home when she was younger.

Trivia

The Hindi poem Jhansi ki Rani is based on her life.

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Family Life

She married the Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao, in 1842, and she had a son who died at four months of age.

Associated With

She was an Indian freedom fighter like Mahatma Gandhi.

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