Ban Zhao

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Ban Zhao (Chinese: 班昭; 49 – c. 120 CE or 45 - c. 117 CE), courtesy name Huiban (Chinese: 惠班; pinyin: Huìbān; Wade–Giles: Hui4-Pan1), was a Chinese historian, philosopher, and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ban Zhao has received more than 188,537 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ban Zhao is the 405th most popular philosopher (up from 432nd in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from China (up from 303rd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Chinese Philosopher.

Ban Zhao was a female scholar during the Han Dynasty who is most famous for her written work, "The Admonitions for Women."

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Among philosophers, Ban Zhao ranks 405 out of 1,089Before her are Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Pierre d'Ailly, Arnobius, Bernard of Chartres, Adolf von Harnack, and Bartolus de Saxoferrato. After her are Willard Van Orman Quine, Stilpo, Leszek Kołakowski, Carl Gustav Hempel, Hipparchia of Maroneia, and Charles Taylor.

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Among people born in 45, Ban Zhao ranks 2Before her is Gaius Valerius Flaccus.  Among people deceased in 115, Ban Zhao ranks 1

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Among people born in China, Ban Zhao ranks 279 out of 1,186Before her are Yoshiko Kawashima (1907), Sima Guang (1019), Xun Yu (163), Emperor Zhang of Han (57), Liu Bian (176), and Wei Zhongxian (1568). After her are Chen Duxiu (1879), Emperor Lizong (1205), Emperor Ping of Han (-9), Emperor He of Han (79), Cai Yan (177), and Huo Qubing (-140).


Among philosophers born in China, Ban Zhao ranks 17Before her are Milarepa (1052), Shen Kuo (1031), Huineng (638), Wang Yangming (1472), Han Yu (768), and Guan Zhong (-720). After her are Linji Yixuan (850), Dong Zhongshu (-179), Su Song (1020), Ouyang Xiu (1007), Ge Hong (284), and Huiyuan (334).