Du Fu

712 - 770

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Du Fu (Chinese: 杜甫; Wade–Giles: Tu Fu; 712–770) was a Chinese poet and politician during the Tang dynasty. Together with his elder contemporary and friend Li Bai, Du is often considered one of the greatest Chinese poets. His greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant, but Du proved unable to make the necessary accommodations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Du Fu has received more than 678,685 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Du Fu is the 105th most popular writer (up from 108th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from China (up from 18th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chinese Writer.

Du Fu is most famous for his poetry.

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  • 76.88

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  • 115

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.62

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  • 4.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Du shi xiang zhu
The selected poems of Du Fu
Tu si ŏnhae
Tu Fu, the autobiography of a Chinese poet, A.D. 712-770
Literary Criticism


Among writers, Du Fu ranks 105 out of 7,302Before him are Jonathan Swift, Ismail I, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Paulo Coelho, and Abu Nuwas. After him are André Gide, Stephen King, Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, Haruki Murakami, and Apuleius.

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Among people born in 712, Du Fu ranks 1After him is Theuderic IV. Among people deceased in 770, Du Fu ranks 1After him are Empress Kōken, and Abe no Nakamaro.

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In China

Among people born in China, Du Fu ranks 16 out of 1,610Before him are Li Bai (701), Sima Qian (-145), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Xi Jinping (1953), Kublai Khan (1215), and Empress Dowager Cixi (1835). After him are Chiang Kai-shek (1887), Wu Zetian (624), Cao Cao (155), Hu Jintao (1942), Xuanzang (602), and Qianlong Emperor (1711).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Du Fu ranks 2Before him are Li Bai (701). After him are Lu Xun (1881), Gao Xingjian (1940), Qu Yuan (-343), Luo Guanzhong (1330), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Kumārajīva (343), Bai Juyi (772), Mo Yan (1955), Faxian (340), and Su Shi (1037).