Cao Cao

155 - 220

Cao Cao

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 life time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Cao has received more than 1,828,851 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Cao Cao ranks 15 out of 1,194Before him are Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Themistocles, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, and Oda Nobunaga. After him are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Erich von Manstein, Cesare Borgia, Khalid ibn al-Walid, 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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In China

Among people born in China, Cao Cao ranks 15 out of 921Before him are 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Deng Xiaoping (1904), Jackie Chan (1954), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), and Sima Qian (-145). After him are Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Zhuge Liang (181), Guan Yu (162), and Xuanzang (602).


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), Dong Zhuo (139), Zhou Yu (175), Sun Ce (175), Sun Jian (155), Yue Fei (1142), and Zhang Liao (169).

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