Chenghua Emperor

1447 - 1487

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The Chenghua Emperor (Chinese: 成化帝; pinyin: Chénghuà Dì; 9 December 1447 – 9 September 1487), personal name Zhu Jianshen, was the ninth Emperor of the Ming dynasty, who reigned from 1464 to 1487. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chenghua Emperor has received more than 287,677 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 33 in 2019). Chenghua Emperor is the 1,555th most popular politician (down from 1,511th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from China (up from 109th in 2019) and the 70th most popular Politician.

Chenghua emperor is most famous for his reform of the civil service examination system.

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Among politicians, Chenghua Emperor ranks 1,555 out of 15,577Before him are Shennong, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Stephen V of Hungary, Jebe, Jiajing Emperor, and Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein. After him are Scorpion I, Alexios III Angelos, Nicos Anastasiades, Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, Fuad I of Egypt, and Maria I of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1447, Chenghua Emperor ranks 2Before him is Bayezid II. After him are Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Catherine of Genoa, Philippe de Commines, Maria of Serbia, Queen of Bosnia, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Pietro Riario, and Eberhard II, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1487, Chenghua Emperor ranks 1After him are Mara Branković, Nicholas of Flüe, Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans, Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus, John Argyropoulos, Tlacaelel, John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln, and Hayder of Crimea.

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In China

Among people born in China, Chenghua Emperor ranks 108 out of 1,392Before him are Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Jingtai Emperor (1428), Lin Biao (1907), Tu Youyou (1930), Jiang Ziya (-1090), and Jiajing Emperor (1507). After him are Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhao Ziyang (1919), Walter Houser Brattain (1902), Yuan Shao (154), Empress Lü (-241), and Soong Mei-ling (1897).


Among politicians born in China, Chenghua Emperor ranks 70Before him are Soong Ching-ling (1893), Emperor Yang of Sui (569), Jingtai Emperor (1428), Lin Biao (1907), Jiang Ziya (-1090), and Jiajing Emperor (1507). After him are Emperor Renzong of Song (1010), Zhao Ziyang (1919), Yuan Shao (154), Empress Lü (-241), Soong Mei-ling (1897), and King Wu of Zhou (-1150).