Bai Qi

250 BC - 257 BC

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Bai Qi (Chinese: 白起; c. 332 BC – 257 BC), also known as Gongsun Qi (公孙起), was a military general of the Qin state in the Warring States period of China. Born in Mei (present-day Mei County, Shaanxi), Bai Qi served as the commander of the Qin army for more than 30 years, being responsible for the deaths of over one million, earning him the nickname Ren Tu (人屠; lit. 'human butcher'). According to the Shiji, he seized more than 73 cities from the other six hostile states, and to date no record has been found to show that he suffered a single defeat throughout his military career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bai Qi has received more than 373,384 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Bai Qi is the 224th most popular military personnel (up from 255th in 2019), the 142nd most popular biography from China (up from 172nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Bai Qi ranks 224 out of 1,466Before him are Otto Liman von Sanders, Friedrich Olbricht, Maximilian von Weichs, Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, and Zhang Liao. After him are Pausanias, Franz Stangl, Hans von Seeckt, Han Xin, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy.

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Among people born in 250 BC, Bai Qi ranks 1After him are Syphax, Meng Tian, Touman, Eumenes I, Fusu, Lykourgos, Tiberius Sempronius Longus, Chen Sheng, Nicander, Ariobarzanes of Pontus, and Gaius Fabricius Luscinus. Among people deceased in 257 BC, Bai Qi ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Bai Qi ranks 142 out of 1,186Before him are 1st Dalai Lama (1391), Li Keqiang (1955), Wang Zhaojun (-50), Zhang Liao (169), King Wu of Zhou (-1150), and Shen Kuo (1031). After him are Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), Bai Juyi (772), Hongzhi Emperor (1470), Di Renjie (630), Gwanggaeto the Great (374), and Diaochan (null).


Among military personnels born in China, Bai Qi ranks 13Before him are Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169). After him are Han Xin (-231), Jiang Wei (202), Xiahou Dun (155), Sun Bin (-401), Wu Sangui (1612), and Huang Zhong (148).