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Baji Rao I
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Equestrian statue of Baji Rao I outside Shaniwarwada in Pune
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg 7th Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
In office
17 April 1720 (1720-04-17) – 28 April 1740 (1740-04-28)
Monarch Shahu I
Preceded by Balaji Vishwanath
Succeeded by Balaji Bajirao
Personal details
Born (1700-08-18)18 August 1700
Dubere, Sinnar, Maratha Empire (present-day Nashik district, Maharashtra, India)
Died 28 April 1740(1740-04-28) (aged 39)
Raverkhedi, Maratha Empire (present-day Khargone district, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Spouse(s)
  • Kashibai
  • Mastani
Relations
  • Chimaji Appa (brother)
  • Bhiubai Joshi (sister)
  • Anubai Ghorpade (sister)
  • Sadashivrao Bhau (nephew)
Children
  • Balaji Baji Rao
  • Raghunath Rao
  • Janardhan Rao
  • Shamsher Bahadur
Mother Radhabai Barve
Father Balaji Vishwanath

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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