WRITER

Cao Xueqin

1724 - 1763

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Cáo Xuěqín ([tsʰǎʊ ɕɥètɕʰǐn] tsow sh'weh-chin; Chinese: 曹雪芹); (April 04, 1710 — June 10, 1765) was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty. He is best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cao Xueqin has received more than 214,897 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Cao Xueqin is the 868th most popular writer (down from 828th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from China (down from 222nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Chinese Writer.

Cao Xueqin is most famous for his novel "Dream of the Red Chamber."

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  • 45

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Cao Xueqin ranks 868 out of 5,794Before him are Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Theodore Beza, Theodor Fontane, Julius Fučík, Pietro Bembo, and Waris Dirie. After him are Else Lasker-Schüler, Richard Matheson, Kobayashi Issa, Nestor the Chronicler, Tukaram, and Władysław Reymont.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1724, Cao Xueqin ranks 4Before him are Immanuel Kant, Maria Amalia of Saxony, and Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. After him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Louise of Great Britain, Peter von Biron, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, and Franz Aepinus. Among people deceased in 1763, Cao Xueqin ranks 6Before him are Augustus III of Poland, Pierre de Marivaux, Princess Isabella of Parma, Antoine François Prévost, and Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony. After him are Peter Forsskål, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Prince Georg Ludwig of Holstein-Gottorp, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Marco Foscarini, and Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In China

Among people born in China, Cao Xueqin ranks 226 out of 1,186Before him are Cao Ren (168), Liu Biao (142), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Xiahou Yuan (200), and Liu Hui (225). After him are Bi Sheng (990), Bolo Yeung (1946), Han Yu (768), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Zhang Xueliang (1901), and Charles K. Kao (1933).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Cao Xueqin ranks 17Before him are Jin Yong (1924), Zhang Sanfeng (1200), Su Shi (1037), Faxian (340), Kang Youwei (1858), and Tao Yuanming (365). After him are Ban Gu (32), Pu Songling (1640), Cai Yan (177), Lao She (1899), Lin Yutang (1895), and Shi Nai'an (1296).