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Cao Kun

1862 - 1938

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General Cao Kun (simplified Chinese: 曹锟; traditional Chinese: 曹錕; pinyin: Cáo Kūn; Wade–Giles: Ts'ao K'un; courtesy name: Zhongshan (仲珊)) (December 12, 1862 – May 15, 1938) was a Chinese warlord and politician, who served as the President of the Republic of China from 1923 to 1924, as well as the military leader of the Zhili clique in the Beiyang Army; he also served as a trustee of the Catholic University of Peking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Kun has received more than 138,181 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Cao Kun is the 7,292nd most popular politician (down from 6,887th in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from China (down from 498th in 2019) and the 311th most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Cao Kun ranks 7,292 out of 15,577Before him are Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Wirich Philipp von Daun, Marcus Minucius Rufus, Paavo Lipponen, Julio María Sanguinetti, and Jacob Schiff. After him are John II, Duke of Brabant, Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, Orlando Letelier, Osorkon the Elder, Manuel Fraga, and Shukri al-Quwatli.

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Among people born in 1862, Cao Kun ranks 53Before him are Frederick Delius, Nicholas Murray Butler, Henry McMahon, Anton Ažbe, René Viviani, and Nitobe Inazō. After him are Adolphe Appia, Edvard Westermarck, Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Oswald Külpe, and Paul Adam. Among people deceased in 1938, Cao Kun ranks 79Before him are Nicola Romeo, Edwin Hall, King Oliver, Emile Vandervelde, Otto von Lossow, and Christen C. Raunkiær. After him are Francis Jammes, Edmund Landau, Max Factor, Ante Trumbić, William Henry Pickering, and Octavian Goga.

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Among people born in China, Cao Kun ranks 521 out of 1,392Before him are Liang Kai (1200), Shangguan Wan'er (664), Fan Zhongyan (989), Soong Ai-ling (1888), Wu Peifu (1874), and Sergei Stepashin (1952). After him are Du Yuesheng (1888), Wang Hongwen (1935), Zhang Zeduan (1085), H. H. Kung (1881), Zhou Xuan (1920), and Fang Xuanling (578).


Among politicians born in China, Cao Kun ranks 311Before him are Man Chong (209), Zhou Yongkang (1942), Shangguan Wan'er (664), Soong Ai-ling (1888), Wu Peifu (1874), and Sergei Stepashin (1952). After him are Wang Hongwen (1935), H. H. Kung (1881), Fang Xuanling (578), Zhu of Xia (null), Zhang Wentian (1900), and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme (1910).