Chen Yun

1905 - 1995

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Chen Yun (simplified Chinese: 陈云; traditional Chinese: 陳雲; pinyin: Chén Yún, pronounced [ʈʂʰə̌n y̌n]; 13 June 1905 – 10 April 1995) was one of the most influential leaders of the People's Republic of China during the 1980s and 1990s and one of the major architects and important policy makers for the Reform and opening up, alongside Deng Xiaoping. He was also known as Liao Chenyun (廖陈云), as he took his uncle's (Liao Wenguang; 廖文光) family name when he was adopted by him after his parents died. He was one of the major political leaders of China both during and after the Chinese Civil War, along with Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De and Ren Bishi, and was later recognized as one of the Eight Elders of the Chinese Communist Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chen Yun has received more than 404,993 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Chen Yun is the 6,013th most popular politician (up from 6,406th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from China (down from 443rd in 2019) and the 262nd most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Chen Yun ranks 6,013 out of 15,710Before him are Lennart Bernadotte, William Clito, Mieszko III the Old, Jan Syrový, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, and Zhang Chunqiao. After him are Rothari, Chung Sye-kyun, Belisario Betancur, Wacho, Myechyslaw Hryb, and Helena of Moscow.

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Among people born in 1905, Chen Yun ranks 82Before him are Clara Bow, George H. Hitchings, Joseph Kosma, Attila József, George Kelly, and Federica Montseny. After him are Pedro Petrone, Mikio Naruse, Guy Mollet, Eugen Fink, Giacinto Scelsi, and Myrna Loy. Among people deceased in 1995, Chen Yun ranks 72Before him are Clair Cameron Patterson, Yves Congar, Selena, Georges Canguilhem, Takeo Fukuda, and Mehdi Bazargan. After him are Eileen Chang, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Georges J. F. Köhler, James Herriot, Eazy-E, and Krešimir Ćosić.

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Among people born in China, Chen Yun ranks 449 out of 1,186Before him are Li Yu (1610), Zuo Zongtang (1812), Zhang Juzheng (1525), Shi Pei Pu (1938), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), and Zhang Chunqiao (1917). After him are Wang Qishan (1948), Lu You (1125), Wellington Koo (1888), Yin Lihua (5), Yan Fu (1854), and Eileen Chang (1920).


Among politicians born in China, Chen Yun ranks 262Before him are Bo Xilai (1949), Feng Guozhang (1859), Huo Guang (-150), Zuo Zongtang (1812), Zhang Juzheng (1525), and Zhang Chunqiao (1917). After him are Wang Qishan (1948), Wellington Koo (1888), Yin Lihua (5), Liu Xiang (-77), Li Cunxu (885), and Octar (350).