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Emperor Guangwu of Han

5 BC - 57

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Emperor Guangwu of Han (Chinese: 漢光武帝; 15 January 5 BC – 29 March AD 57), born Liu Xiu (劉秀), courtesy name Wenshu (文叔), was a Chinese monarch. He served as an emperor of the Han dynasty by restoring the dynasty in AD 25, thus founding the Eastern Han (Later Han) dynasty. He ruled over parts of China at first, and through suppression and conquest of regional warlords, the whole of China proper was consolidated by the time of his death in AD 57. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emperor Guangwu of Han has received more than 385,436 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Emperor Guangwu of Han is the 1,675th most popular politician (down from 1,427th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from China (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 79th most popular Chinese Politician.

Emperor Guangwu of Han is most famous for his efforts in unifying China. He is also credited with the establishment of the Eastern Han Dynasty and the restoration of the Han Dynasty.

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Among politicians, Emperor Guangwu of Han ranks 1,675 out of 15,577Before him are Publius Cornelius Scipio, Otto of Bavaria, Danjong of Joseon, Porfirio Díaz, Giulio Andreotti, and Coloman, King of Hungary. After him are Lon Nol, Mohammed V of Morocco, John Kerry, Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, Shapur II, and Teti.

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Among people born in 5 BC, Emperor Guangwu of Han ranks 1After him is Gaius Cassius Longinus. Among people deceased in 57, Emperor Guangwu of Han ranks 1After him is Aulus Plautius.

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Among people born in China, Emperor Guangwu of Han ranks 121 out of 1,392Before him are Yue Fei (1142), King Wu of Zhou (-1150), Shen Kuo (1031), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), Emperor Wen of Han (-202), and I. M. Pei (1917). After him are Li Xiannian (1909), Zhang Qian (-200), Sun Jian (155), Zhou Yu (175), Temür Khan (1265), and Emperor Huizong of Song (1082).


Among politicians born in China, Emperor Guangwu of Han ranks 79Before him are Yuan Shao (154), Empress Lü (-241), Soong Mei-ling (1897), King Wu of Zhou (-1150), Emperor Jing of Han (-188), and Emperor Wen of Han (-202). After him are Li Xiannian (1909), Temür Khan (1265), Emperor Huizong of Song (1082), Hu Yaobang (1915), Bao Zheng (999), and Dorgon (1612).