Cheng Yi

1033 - 1107

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Cheng Yi (simplified Chinese: 程颐; traditional Chinese: 程頤; pinyin: Chéng Yí; Wade–Giles: Ch'eng I, 1033–1107), courtesy name Zhengshu (正叔), also known as Yichuan Xiansheng (伊川先生), was a Chinese classicist, essayist, philosopher, and politician of the Song Dynasty. He worked with his older brother Cheng Hao. Like his brother, he was a student of Zhou Dunyi, a friend of Shao Yong, and a nephew of Zhang Zai. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cheng Yi has received more than 7,468 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Cheng Yi is the 664th most popular philosopher (up from 672nd in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from China (down from 502nd in 2019) and the 29th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Cheng Yi ranks 664 out of 1,081Before him are Gaius Marius Victorinus, Theodor Lipps, Aristo of Chios, Thomas Hill Green, Louis Couturat, and Helmuth Plessner. After him are Robert Filmer, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Bharadwaja, Olympiodorus the Younger, Svetozar Marković, and Diodorus Cronus.

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Among people born in 1033, Cheng Yi ranks 4Before him are Anselm of Canterbury, Donald III of Scotland, and Urraca of Zamora.  Among people deceased in 1107, Cheng Yi ranks 6Before him are Kilij Arslan I, Raymond of Burgundy, Mi Fu, Theophylact of Ohrid, and Edgar, King of Scotland. After him are Emperor Horikawa and Dagobert of Pisa.

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In China

Among people born in China, Cheng Yi ranks 514 out of 1,392Before him are Guo Shoujing (1231), Ruan Ji (210), Song Jiaoren (1882), Man Chong (209), Yi Xing (683), and Zhou Yongkang (1942). After him are Liang Kai (1200), Shangguan Wan'er (664), Fan Zhongyan (989), Soong Ai-ling (1888), Wu Peifu (1874), and Sergei Stepashin (1952).


Among philosophers born in China, Cheng Yi ranks 29Before him are Huiyuan (334), Marpa Lotsawa (1012), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Zhang Daoling (34), Hu Shih (1891), and Shen Buhai (-385). After him are Wang Bi (226), Yang Xiong (-53), Li Zhi (1527), Zhang Zai (1020), Cheng Hao (1032), and Tao Hongjing (456).