Emperor Gaozu of Tang

566 - 635

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Emperor Gaozu of Tang (7 April 566 – 25 June 635), born Li Yuan, courtesy name Shude, was the founder of the Tang dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 618 to 626. Under the Sui dynasty, Li Yuan was the governor in the area of modern-day Shanxi, and was based in Taiyuan. In 615, Li Yuan was assigned to garrison Longxi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Gaozu of Tang has received more than 382,334 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Emperor Gaozu of Tang is the 871st most popular politician (down from 857th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from China (up from 61st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Chinese Politician.

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Among politicians, Emperor Gaozu of Tang ranks 871 out of 15,710. Before him are Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Nikephoros I, Charles I of Hungary, Frederick VI of Denmark, Nadezhda Krupskaya, and Josiah. After him are Sergey Kirov, Justin Trudeau, John VIII Palaiologos, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Leo VI the Wise, and Stefan Dušan.

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Among people born in 566, Emperor Gaozu of Tang ranks 1 Among people deceased in 635, Emperor Gaozu of Tang ranks 1After him is Hind bint Utbah.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Gaozu of Tang ranks 56 out of 1,186. Before him are Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), Zhao Yun (168), Xiang Yu (-232), Liu Shaoqi (1898), and Jiaqing Emperor (1760). After him are Gao Xingjian (1940), Guangxu Emperor (1871), Padmasambhava (717), Zhang Fei (167), Emperor Yao (-2324), and Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Gaozu of Tang ranks 33Before him are Hong Taiji (1592), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Cao Pi (187), Xiang Yu (-232), Liu Shaoqi (1898), and Jiaqing Emperor (1760). After him are Guangxu Emperor (1871), Emperor Yao (-2324), Wanli Emperor (1563), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (685), Jiang Qing (1914), and Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628).