Cao Cao

155 - 220

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Cao Cao (pronunciation ; [tsʰǎu tsʰáu]; Chinese: 曹操; c.  155 – 15 March 220), courtesy name Mengde (Chinese: 孟德), was a Chinese warlord, statesman and poet. He was the penultimate grand chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty. As one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms period, he laid the foundations for what was to become the state of Cao Wei and ultimately the Jin dynasty, and was posthumously honoured as "Emperor Wu of Wei" although he never was an emperor during his lifetime. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Cao has received more than 2,012,216 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Cao Cao is the 15th most popular military personnel, the 15th most popular biography from China and the 2nd most popular Chinese Military Personnel.

Cao Cao was a warlord who controlled the north of China during the late Eastern Han dynasty. He is best known for his role in the decline of the dynasty, which eventually led to the fall of the dynasty and the establishment of the Three Kingdoms period.

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Among military personnels, Cao Cao ranks 15 out of 1,466Before him are Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, Themistocles, and Khalid ibn al-Walid. After him are Heinz Guderian, Erich von Manstein, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Ptolemy I Soter, and Wilhelm Keitel.

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Among people born in 155, Cao Cao ranks 1After him are Tertullian, Cassius Dio, Sun Jian, Xiahou Dun, and Yuan Shu. Among people deceased in 220, Cao Cao ranks 1After him are Guan Yu, Tertullian, Xiahou Dun, Huang Zhong, Lü Meng, and Julius Paulus Prudentissimus.

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Among people born in China, Cao Cao ranks 15 out of 1,186Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sima Qian (-145), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), and Puyi (1906). After him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Ip Man (1893), Wu Zetian (624), Xi Jinping (1953), Hu Jintao (1942), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).


Among military personnels born in China, Cao Cao ranks 2Before him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887). After him are Guan Yu (162), Lü Bu (161), Zhao Yun (168), Zhang Fei (167), Sun Ce (175), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169).