» Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539)
 
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  • First Guru of the Sikhs. Founder of Sikhism.
  • Preached the equality of all humans. Guru Nanak said that all people are the children of one God.
  • Guru Nanak spoke against tyranny, social injustice, religious hypocrisy, empty rituals and superstitions.
  • Traveled extensively throughout India and foreign lands to spread his message.
  • There are 947 hymns from Guru Nanak Dev included in Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book).
  • Born in Talwandi, now known as Nankana Sahib.