Ban Gu

32 - 92

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Ban Gu (AD 32–92) was a Chinese historian, politician, and poet best known for his part in compiling the Book of Han, the second of China's 24 dynastic histories. He also wrote a number of fu, a major literary form, part prose and part poetry, which is particularly associated with the Han era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ban Gu has received more than 77,093 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ban Gu is the 929th most popular writer (down from 864th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from China (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 70.60

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.24

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  • 2.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ban Gu ranks 929 out of 5,794Before him are Zeami Motokiyo, Fyodor Tyutchev, Jean Giraudoux, Ivan Gundulić, Emanuel Schikaneder, and Dio Chrysostom. After him are Johannes Tauler, Jacques Clément, Alexander Litvinenko, Julian Barnes, Lafcadio Hearn, and John Malalas.

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Among people born in 32, Ban Gu ranks 2Before him is Otho. After him is Ban Chao. Among people deceased in 92, Ban Gu ranks 2Before him is Pope Anacletus. After him is Antipas of Pergamum.

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In China

Among people born in China, Ban Gu ranks 248 out of 1,186Before him are Meng Tian (-250), Abaoji (872), Tsung-Dao Lee (1926), Xu Huang (169), Xiao He (-257), and Taishi Ci (166). After him are Emperor Qinzong (1100), Fan Li (-500), Jiang Ziya (-1090), Emperor Taizu of Jin (1068), Dian Wei (150), and Heshen (1750).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Ban Gu ranks 18Before him are Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Su Shi (1037), Faxian (340), Kang Youwei (1858), Tao Yuanming (365), and Cao Xueqin (1724). After him are Pu Songling (1640), Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), Shi Nai'an (1296), and Meng Haoran (690).