He was born October 2nd, 1869 and he was assassinated on January 30th, 1948. He was more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi and he was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He employed exclusively non-violent civil disobedience as a means to influence his followers and his opponents alike. Gandhi led India to independence and, as a result, he inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
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