Cai Yan

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Cai Yan (c. 178 – post 206; or c. 170–215; or died c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cai Yan has received more than 120,332 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Cai Yan is the 1,081st most popular writer (down from 1,062nd in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from China (down from 284th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Writer.

Cai Yan is most famous for being the first female general in the history of China.

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  • 120k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.27

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Cai Yan ranks 1,081 out of 5,755Before her are Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Marcel Pagnol, Sulpicius Severus, Mercè Rodoreda, Edith Wharton, and Egeria. After her are Sergey Mikhalkov, Heinrich Kramer, Nikolay Nekrasov, August Kubizek, Roberto Bolaño, and Nora Roberts.

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Among people born in 177, Cai Yan ranks 1After her are Cao Ang and Wang Can. Among people deceased in 250, Cai Yan ranks 6Before her are Nagarjuna, Pope Fabian, Denis, Philostratus, and Herodian. After her are Saint Mercurius, Aryadeva, Aristides Quintilianus, Censorinus, and Licinianus.

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In China

Among people born in China, Cai Yan ranks 293 out of 1,392Before her are Zu Chongzhi (429), Ai Weiwei (1957), Xun Yu (163), Zhu Rongji (1928), Li Yuanhong (1864), and Wang Chong (27). After her are Xi Zhongxun (1913), Jangsu of Goguryeo (394), Ruzi Ying (5), Emperor Yuan of Jin (276), Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan (1285), and Ge Hong (284).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Cai Yan ranks 19Before her are Kang Youwei (1858), Su Shi (1037), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Ban Gu (32), Cao Xueqin (1724), and Tao Yuanming (365). After her are Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), Meng Haoran (690), Pu Songling (1640), Shi Nai'an (1296), and Lu Yu (733).