Deng Xiaoping

1904 - 1997

Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping (, also UK: ; courtesy name Xixian; Chinese: 邓小平; 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997), also spelled as Teng Hsiao-ping was a Chinese politician who was the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 until his resignation in November 1989. After Chairman Mao Zedong's death in 1976, Deng gradually rose to power and led China through a series of far-reaching market-economy reforms, which earned him the reputation as the "Architect of Modern China". Born into an educated land-owning family in Sichuan province, Deng studied and worked in France in the 1920s, where he became a follower of Marxism–Leninism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deng Xiaoping has received more than 4,449,760 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 133rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Deng Xiaoping ranks 132 out of 14,801Before him are Akbar, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Bayezid II, and Mark Antony. After him are Simón Bolívar, Mustafa I, Pompey, Augusto Pinochet, Hatshepsut, and Ho Chi Minh.

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Among people born in 1904, Deng Xiaoping ranks 2Before him is Salvador Dalí. After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Pablo Neruda, Dr. Seuss, Cary Grant, B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, Umberto II of Italy, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and Johnny Weissmuller. Among people deceased in 1997, Deng Xiaoping ranks 2Before him is Mother Teresa. After him are James Stewart, Jacques Cousteau, Viktor Frankl, Diana, Princess of Wales, Jeanne Calment, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, Gianni Versace, Roy Lichtenstein, and Victor Vasarely.

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Among people born in China, Deng Xiaoping ranks 10 out of 921Before him are Huang Xianfan (1899), Laozi (-604), Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Sun Tzu (-543), Zheng He (1387), and 14th Dalai Lama (1935). After him are Jackie Chan (1954), Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Sima Qian (-145), Cao Cao (155), and Empress Dowager Cixi (1835).


Among politicians born in China, Deng Xiaoping ranks 4Before him are Mao Zedong (1893), Qin Shi Huang (-258), and Huang Xianfan (1899). After him are Sun Yat-sen (1866), Kublai Khan (1215), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), Puyi (1906), Liu Bei (161), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Kangxi Emperor (1654).

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