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Dorgon (Manchu: ᡩᠣᡵᡤᠣᠨ, Möllendorff: dorgon, lit. 'badger'; 17 November 1612 – 31 December 1650), was a Manchu prince and regent of the early Qing dynasty. Born in the House of Aisin-Gioro as the 14th son of Nurhaci (the founder of the Later Jin dynasty, predecessor of the Qing dynasty), Dorgon started his career in military campaigns against the Ming dynasty, Mongols and Koreans during the reign of his eighth brother, Hong Taiji, who succeeded their father. After Hong Taiji's death in 1643, he was involved in a power struggle against Hong Taiji's eldest son, Hooge, over the succession to the throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorgon has received more than 347,252 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Dorgon is the 1,781st most popular politician (down from 1,516th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from China (down from 110th in 2019) and the 85th most popular Chinese Politician.

Dorgon was a Manchu prince who became the first emperor of the Qing dynasty in China.

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Among politicians, Dorgon ranks 1,781 out of 15,577Before him are Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, Urraca of León, Bảo Đại, Agathocles of Syracuse, Hor-Aha, and John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg. After him are Ammar ibn Yasir, Carloman of Bavaria, Otto Strasser, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Gordian I, and Louis the Child.

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Among people born in 1612, Dorgon ranks 3Before him are Murad IV and Saskia van Uylenburgh. After him are Louis Le Vau, Wu Sangui, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Mignard, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, Samuel Butler, Peter Stuyvesant, and Claude Françoise de Lorraine. Among people deceased in 1650, Dorgon ranks 3Before him are René Descartes and William II, Prince of Orange. After him are Tukaram, Matthäus Merian, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Christoph Scheiner, Bernhardus Varenius, Catalina de Erauso, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, İbrahim Peçevi, and Jean Rotrou.

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Among people born in China, Dorgon ranks 131 out of 1,392Before him are Zhou Yu (175), Temür Khan (1265), Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), Hu Yaobang (1915), Sun Ce (175), and Bao Zheng (999). After him are Ziying (-300), Kaidu (1230), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Han Xin (-231), Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), and Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662).


Among politicians born in China, Dorgon ranks 85Before him are Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Li Xiannian (1909), Temür Khan (1265), Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), Hu Yaobang (1915), and Bao Zheng (999). After him are Ziying (-300), Kaidu (1230), Chiang Ching-kuo (1910), Emperor Zhongzong of Tang (656), Emperor Ruizong of Tang (662), and Hong Xiuquan (1814).