Bao Xishun

1951 - Today

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Xishun Bao (also known as Xi Shun; born November 2, 1951) is a Chinese herdsman from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the world's tallest living men. He was formerly certified as the tallest living man by the Guinness World Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bao Xishun has received more than 487,749 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Bao Xishun is the 1,026th most popular religious figure (up from 1,227th in 2019), the 410th most popular biography from China (up from 484th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Religious Figure.

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  • 1.76

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Among religious figures, Bao Xishun ranks 1,026 out of 2,272Before him are Mariano Rampolla, Yves Congar, Paul of the Cross, Clement Mary Hofbauer, Louis of Toulouse, and Henry. After him are Martin of Braga, Alois Hudal, Antipope Gregory VI, Henri de Lubac, Marcial Maciel, and Eustathius of Antioch.

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Among people born in 1951, Bao Xishun ranks 61Before him are Don Rosa, Julian Schnabel, Michèle Mouton, Queen Noor of Jordan, Blaise Compaoré, and Kirstie Alley. After him are Nicu Ceaușescu, Glenn Hughes, Ben Feringa, Horst Hrubesch, Ernesto Zedillo, and Javier Marías.

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Among people born in China, Bao Xishun ranks 410 out of 1,186Before him are Jia Sidao (1213), Mi Fu (1051), Yang Kaihui (1901), Hu Shih (1891), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), and Emperor Guangzong of Song (1147). After him are Li Dazhao (1889), Mao Dun (1896), Zhu Yousong (1607), Rebiya Kadeer (1946), Emperor Xizong of Tang (862), and Lei Feng (1940).


Among religious figures born in China, Bao Xishun ranks 6Before him are 14th Dalai Lama (1935), 13th Dalai Lama (1876), Je Tsongkhapa (1357), 6th Dalai Lama (1683), and 11th Dalai Lama (1838). After him are Rabban Bar Sauma (1220), Joseph Zen (1932), Jianzhen (688), Yijing (635), Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei (1901), and John Baptist Wu (1925).