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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. Along with his elder contemporary and friend Li Bai (Li Po), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets. His greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant, but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Du Fu has received more than 574,956 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia. Du Fu is the 108th most popular writer (up from 163rd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from China (up from 29th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Writer.

Du Fu is most famous for his poetry.

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  • 113

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.15

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  • 4.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Du Fu ranks 108 out of 5,755Before him are Charles Bukowski, Erich Maria Remarque, Nicolas Flamel, Cato the Elder, Anatole France, and Boris Pasternak. After him are François Rabelais, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, Federico García Lorca, Mary Shelley, and François Villon.

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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 is Empress Kōken.

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In China

Among people born in China, Du Fu ranks 18 out of 1,392Before him are Sima Qian (-145), Xi Jinping (1953), Puyi (1906), Hu Jintao (1942), Empress Dowager Cixi (1835), and Chiang Kai-shek (1887). After him are Cao Cao (155), Wu Zetian (624), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Ip Man (1893), Xuanzang (602), and Cai Lun (48).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Du Fu ranks 1After him are Lu Xun (1881), Gao Xingjian (1940), Qu Yuan (-343), Wu Cheng'en (1500), Luo Guanzhong (1330), Wang Wei (699), Faxian (340), Mo Yan (1955), Bai Juyi (772), Kumārajīva (343), and Jin Yong (1924).