Du Fu

712 - 770

Du Fu

Du Fu (Wade–Giles: Tu Fu; Chinese: 杜甫; 712 – 770) was a Chinese poet and politician of 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 377,274 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 152nd most popular writer.

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  • 380k

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  • 73.87

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  • 112

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Du Fu ranks 150 out of 4,883Before him are Haruki Murakami, Georges Simenon, Novalis, Elias Canetti, Petronius, and Charlotte Brontë. After him are Aldous Huxley, Carlo Collodi, Yukio Mishima, Fernando Pessoa, André Breton, and Boris Pasternak.

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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 26 out of 921Before him are Guan Yu (162), Xuanzang (602), Mencius (-372), Xi Jinping (1953), Wu Zetian (624), and Ip Man (1893). After him are Kangxi Emperor (1654), Hu Jintao (1942), Qianlong Emperor (1711), Zhuang Zhou (-369), Yongle Emperor (1360), and Zhou Enlai (1898).

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), Mo Yan (1955), Wang Wei (699), Kumārajīva (343), Bai Juyi (772), Jin Yong (1924), and Su Shi (1037).

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