Emperor Gaozong of Song

1107 - 1187

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Emperor Gaozong of Song (12 June 1107 – 9 November 1187), personal name Zhao Gou, courtesy name Deji, was the tenth emperor of the Song dynasty in China and the first emperor of the Southern Song dynasty. He was the ninth son of Emperor Huizong and a younger half-brother of Emperor Qinzong. In 1127, during the wars between the Song dynasty and Jurchen-led Jin dynasty, the Song capital Bianjing (present-day Kaifeng) fell to Jin forces in an event historically known as the Jingkang Incident. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Gaozong of Song has received more than 147,891 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Emperor Gaozong of Song is the 2,729th most popular politician (down from 2,596th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from China (down from 207th in 2019) and the 136th most popular Chinese Politician.

Emperor Gaozong of Song is most famous for the destruction of the Northern Song Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Emperor Gaozong of Song ranks 2,729 out of 15,710Before him are Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Archidamus II, Francesco II Sforza, Maroboduus, Pak Hon-yong, and Victoire of France. After him are Abbas II of Egypt, Otto Wille Kuusinen, Beatrice of Naples, János Áder, Ferdinand II of Portugal, and Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.

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Among people born in 1107, Emperor Gaozong of Song ranks 2Before him is Enrico Dandolo. After him is Henry II, Duke of Austria. Among people deceased in 1187, Emperor Gaozong of Song ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory VIII, Pope Urban III, Raynald of Châtillon, and Raymond III, Count of Tripoli. After him are Gerard of Cremona, Constantine Manasses, Roger de Moulins, and Ruben III, Prince of Armenia.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Gaozong of Song ranks 218 out of 1,186Before him are 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Gan Ning (175), Zhang Zuolin (1875), Zhang Jue (200), Liu Xiaobo (1955), and Emperor Ming of Han (28). After him are John Woo (1946), Cao Ren (168), Liu Biao (142), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), and Xiahou Yuan (200).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Gaozong of Song ranks 136Before him are Emperor Taizong of Song (939), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), Lin Zexu (1785), 3rd Dalai Lama (1543), Zhang Zuolin (1875), and Emperor Ming of Han (28). After him are Liu Biao (142), Emperor Qianshao of Han (-150), Emperor Yuan of Han (-75), Zhang Xueliang (1901), Emperor Zhenzong (968), and Emperor Hui of Jin (259).