An Shigao

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An Shigao (Chinese: 安世高; pinyin: Ān Shìgāo; Wade–Giles: An Shih-kao, Korean: An Sego, Japanese: An Seikō, Vietnamese: An Thế Cao) (fl. c. 148-180 CE) was an early Buddhist missionary to China, and the earliest known translator of Indian Buddhist texts into Chinese. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of An Shigao has received more than 63,101 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. An Shigao is the 7,117th most popular politician (up from 7,345th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Iraq (down from 167th in 2019) and the 119th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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Among politicians, An Shigao ranks 7,117 out of 15,710Before her are Eurydice I of Macedon, Dolon, Jean Rey, Thành Thái, Antoine Gizenga, and Muhammad Shah. After her are Publius Decius Mus, Tung Chee-hwa, Jorge Alessandri, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Alulim.

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Among people born in 101, An Shigao ranks 9Before her are Meng Huo, Herodes Atticus, Zhang Lu, Blandina, Polyaenus, and Xenophon of Ephesus.  Among people deceased in 168, An Shigao ranks 3Before her are Pope Anicetus and Emperor Huan of Han.

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Among people born in Iraq, An Shigao ranks 182 out of 300Before her are Haider al-Abadi (1952), Ur-Nanshe (-2500), Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (1080), Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti (1951), Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), and Abi-Eshuh (-1800). After her are Alulim (null), Ashurnasirpal I (-1100), Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i (1904), Ammi-Ditana (-1700), Mashallah ibn Athari (740), and Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī (746).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, An Shigao ranks 119Before her are Al-Mustanjid (1124), Shalmaneser IV (-900), Haider al-Abadi (1952), Ur-Nanshe (-2500), Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti (1951), and Abi-Eshuh (-1800). After her are Alulim (null), Ashurnasirpal I (-1100), Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i (1904), Ammi-Ditana (-1700), Rim-Sin I (-1850), and Kubaba (-2500).