Ban Chao

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Ban Chao (Chinese: 班超; pinyin: Bān Chāo; Wade–Giles: Pan1 Ch'ao1; 32–102 CE), courtesy name Zhongsheng, was a Chinese military general, explorer and diplomat of the Eastern Han Dynasty. He was born in Fufeng, now Xianyang, Shaanxi. Three of his family members—father Ban Biao, elder brother Ban Gu, younger sister Ban Zhao—were well known historians who wrote the historical text Book of Han, which recorded the history of the Western Han Dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ban Chao has received more than 114,639 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ban Chao is the 391st most popular military personnel (down from 316th in 2019), the 265th most popular biography from China (down from 215th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Ban chao is most famous for being the woman who was the mother of the founder of the Han dynasty. Ban chao was the daughter of a nobleman and she married a man named Liu Xiu. After her husband became emperor, she was granted the title of "Empress Dowager".

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Among military personnels, Ban Chao ranks 391 out of 1,466Before him are Georg von Frundsberg, Zhang He, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Harold Lowe, Herbert Gille, and George Maniakes. After him are Richard Winters, Christian Wirth, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Thomas the Slav, Alexander von Falkenhausen, and Josef Harpe.

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Among people born in 32, Ban Chao ranks 3Before him are Otho and Ban Gu.  Among people deceased in 102, Ban Chao ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Ban Chao ranks 265 out of 1,186Before him are Wu Zixu (-526), Ma Teng (156), Pujie (1907), Zu Chongzhi (429), Zhang He (167), and 12th Dalai Lama (1857). After him are Ching Shih (1775), Pu Songling (1640), Emperor Gong of Song (1271), Gao Shun (200), Emperor Huan of Han (132), and Zhu Wen (852).


Among military personnels born in China, Ban Chao ranks 27Before him are Gan Ning (175), Cao Ren (168), Xiahou Yuan (200), Meng Tian (-250), Xu Huang (169), and Zhang He (167). After him are Gao Shun (200), Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), Yu Jin (200), Qi Jiguang (1527), Gongsun Zan (null), and He Jin (135).