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Baji Rao I
Equestrian statue of Baji Rao I outside Shaniwarwada in Pune
|7th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire|
17 April 1720 – 28 April 1740
|Preceded by||Balaji Vishwanath|
|Succeeded by||Balaji Bajirao|
18 August 1700|
Dubere, Sinnar, Maratha Empire (present-day Nashik district, Maharashtra, India)
|Died||28 April 1740
Raverkhedi, Maratha Empire (present-day Khargone district, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Baji Rao I (18 August 1700 – 28 April 1740), born as Visaji, also known as Bajirao Ballal, was the 7th Peshwa of the Maratha empire. In his 20-year military career, he never lost a battle and is widely considered as one of the best Indian cavalry generals. His relationship with his half-Muslim wife Mastani, a subject of controversy, has been adapted in Indian novels and cinema.
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The Shaniwar Wada fortress in Pune was built as the seat of the Peshwa rulers during Baji Rao's reign.
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