1612 - 1650


Dorgon (Manchu: ᡩᠣᡵᡤᠣᠨ; Möllendorff: dorgon, literally "badger"; 17 November 1612 – 31 December 1650), formally known as Prince Rui, was a Manchu prince and regent of the early Qing dynasty. Born in the Aisin Gioro clan as the 14th son of Nurhaci (the founder 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 242,955 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,259th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Dorgon ranks 1,253 out of 14,801Before him are Margaret Theresa of Spain, Scorpion I, Libius Severus, Joe Biden, Ananda Mahidol, and Ivan Mazepa. After him are Yeonsangun of Joseon, Gaspard II de Coligny, Berenice IV of Egypt, David Lloyd George, Almanzor, and Ion Iliescu.

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Among people born in 1612, Dorgon ranks 2Before him is Murad IV. After him are Saskia van Uylenburgh, Louis Le Vau, Antoine Arnauld, Samuel Butler, Peter Stuyvesant, Pierre Mignard, Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Margherita de' Medici, and Janusz Radziwiłł. Among people deceased in 1650, Dorgon ranks 2Before him is René Descartes. After him are William II, Prince of Orange, Tukaram, Matthäus Merian, Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Catalina de Erauso, Christoph Scheiner, Bernhardus Varenius, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, and Jean Rotrou.

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In China

Among people born in China, Dorgon ranks 95 out of 921Before him are Shang Yang (-390), Yuan Shao (154), Sun Ce (175), Zhao Ziyang (1919), Emperor Wen of Sui (541), and Sun Jian (155). After him are Wu Cheng'en (1500), Jianwen Emperor (1377), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Walter Houser Brattain (1902), Qin Er Shi (-229), and Tongzhi Emperor (1856).


Among politicians born in China, Dorgon ranks 54Before him are Hu Yaobang (1915), Daoguang Emperor (1782), Shang Yang (-390), Yuan Shao (154), Zhao Ziyang (1919), and Emperor Wen of Sui (541). After him are Jianwen Emperor (1377), Emperor Guangwu of Han (-5), Qin Er Shi (-229), Tongzhi Emperor (1856), Emperor Yang of Sui (569), and Emperor Taizu of Song (927).

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