Du Mu

803 - 852

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Du Mu (Chinese: 杜牧; pinyin: Dù Mù; Wade–Giles: Tu4 Mu4; 803–852) was a Chinese calligrapher, poet, and politician who lived during the late Tang dynasty. His courtesy name was Muzhi (牧之), and sobriquet Fanchuan (樊川). He is best known for his lyrical and romantic quatrains.Regarded as a major poet during a golden age of Chinese poetry, his name is often mentioned together with that of another renowned Late Tang poet, Li Shangyin, as the "Little Li-Du" (小李杜), in contrast to the "Great Li-Du": Li Bai and Du Fu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Du Mu has received more than 58,365 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Du Mu is the 1,565th most popular writer (down from 1,351st in 2019), the 423rd most popular biography from China and the 35th most popular Chinese Writer.

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Among writers, Du Mu ranks 1,565 out of 5,794Before him are Boris Pahor, Martin Opitz, Rodulfus Glaber, Georges Rodenbach, Hassan ibn Thabit, and Hipponax. After him are Eduard Mörike, Michael Moorcock, Remy de Gourmont, Gottfried von Strassburg, Sima Xiangru, and Théodore de Banville.

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Among people born in 803, Du Mu ranks 2Before him is Langdarma.  Among people deceased in 852, Du Mu ranks 4Before him are Abd al-Rahman II, Íñigo Arista of Pamplona, and Harald Klak. After him are Presian I of Bulgaria and Beorhtwulf of Mercia.

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In China

Among people born in China, Du Mu ranks 423 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Yizong of Tang (833), Guo Moruo (1892), Tang Yin (1470), Xu Da (1332), Emperor Houshao of Han (null), and Zhang Daoling (34). After him are Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme (1910), Tonyukuk (646), Shih Kien (1913), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), Sima Xiangru (-179), and Zhou Dunyi (1017).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Du Mu ranks 35Before him are Qiu Chuji (1148), Ba Jin (1904), Li Qingzhao (1084), Gampopa (1079), Wen Tianxiang (1236), and Mao Dun (1896). After him are Sima Xiangru (-179), Watchman Nee (1903), Li Yu (1610), Lu You (1125), Yan Fu (1854), and Eileen Chang (1920).